Just playing around in Illustrator. Wanted to experiment with a retro cartoony style. There are a bunch of artists, both past and present, that I am influenced by - Shane Glines, Darwyn Cooke, Bruce Timm, Jack Cole, Dan Decarlo, Bill Wenzel, Bill Ward, and others. I tried to emulate some of their style, but also do my own thing.
Buckethead Imperial Stout from No Moon Brewing
Working on various portfolio projects. Decided to try my hand at a craft beer label. Thought it would be fun to create a fictional Star Wars beer. This took about three days of conception, sketching and illustrator work. I’d drink it.
My children both participate in the Lombard Falcons Youth Sports League. It is a great kids spots programmed one my entire family has supported. I played for the Falcons as a kid and happy that both my children enjoy participating.
The league has adopted a version of the NFL Atlanta Falcons logo for their own design.While it is a great logo, there are a bunch of other teams in DuPage County that call themselves the Falcons and use the same logo with varying color changes.
I decided to take it upon myself to try and create a new Lombard Falcons logo. One that would give us our own unique identity as well as update the feel of it with a more relevant design.
Unfortunately the league has not decided to use this design. I can understand, they have dedicated a lot of resources to using the old logo. I might just make up some custom shirts for my family to wear.
I decided to try and direct my limited creative efforts towards something a little more concrete. Instead of pinups, and failed sketches, I want to work towards single images that tell a story. I want to combine my graphic arts background with my illustrations more and instead of fighting myself, see if I can create something new from blending the two. I have no idea if any of the hundreds of Wolverine stories were ever titled “Blood n’ Guts”, but if not, there should be one.
(edited version. fixed a few things after looking at it again)
My latest illustration. Inspired by a conversation I had with my friend and artist Steve Seeley. He had a great idea for a series of typo-art I could do. I of course went in a slightly different direction but he certainly sparked it.
Kubrick is one of my favorite directors. I love his films and only wish he had made more. Each one is a slice of genius. This is the first in a series of Directors I plan on doing.
Found these old illustrations on a hard drive. Can’t find the original files, just these little gifs. I still sort of like these.
My mind wanders in a million different places. Not exactly sure why I decided to put an Avengers movie poster together, but I did. Guess I was feeling a little rusty. I like the idea of playing inside the “A” of the Avengers logo. Just something for fun. Let me know what you think.