Archive for the ‘Collaboration’ Category

Creature Collaboration

May 27, 2017


Turbo Turtle

May 7, 2017

Taking The Grix one step further…

February 28, 2016

The character design was so fun that I was inspired to continue.

The Unstoppable Grix

February 26, 2016

A collaboration with T.

Space Trilogy

November 10, 2015

A little impromptu collaboration with some artists I know.

Logo Design – Spectrum

August 18, 2015

These are a few of the sketches and black & white vectors for a proposed logo that ended up not being used.

Spectrum Sketches

spectrum B/W

Intergalactic Menace

July 18, 2015

Taking my cue from these character designs, I drew a Jack O cover using micron pens, ink-filled Niji brush pen, a black Flair fine tipped pen, and 10% gray Prismacolor pen.

One tip: I used a piece of tracing paper to preview the shadows on Jack before I committed to the actual page.

Poster Collaboration

July 10, 2015

AJ came to me with the preliminary sketch and concept. We cleaned it up by tracing it onto 50 lb. drawing paper and outlining it with a .5 Micron pen. We retraced it again using an ink-filled Niji water brush pen. Colors were Added using watercolor pencils.

Process – Pseudo-Screen Print Illustration

March 20, 2015

I found this illustration by Tim Gough , an out-0f-register screen print. Prints automatically have a bold, graphic quality that appeals to my design sensibility. I’m not sure if this is an actual print or a digitally created piece, but I liked it so much I wanted to try my hand at making a Photoshop version. Reverse engineering is one of my favorite things to do. It’s a great way to develop new skills and techniques and to think in a different way about image making.

The first image below shows a brush I created and the rough sketch I made to guide me. I took the brush and tweaked spacing, and size and angle jitters in the brush engine. Initially, I filled the area of the sketch with strokes then changed brush sizes and erased out. By doing a few layers of that I came up with a fun rough and “hairy” texture. I used the lasso tool to clean up areas that needed to be crisp as well as the type.

Lastly, I made 3 colored version (red, blue, yellow), set red and blue to 90% multiply and the yellow version to screen in the transparency/opacity options. Using the arrow keys I offset the layers to get the final effect. After seeing the finished version, I thought the type was too hard to read so I layered a Overlayed type copy on top which enabled me to make the monster’s claws more visible too.



Heroic collaboration

March 8, 2015

T’s original was so strong, I got a sense of how powerful Ditko’s Spider-Man design must have seen at first viewing.
I attempted a Tartakovsky-esque redraw, using as many unbroken lines as possible. Since T was actually drawing Captain America, I added the shield and a few white elements into the mix.
Pencil –> .8 Micron–>30% Cool gray Prismacolor markers–>Berol Prismacolor Pencils, burnished with a white pencil.