Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tarot Cards

Here are some designs I did for a new line of costumes we are coming out with based on the Tarot. The artwork will be printed on large foam cards so it would appear as if the person is a large Tarot Card

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

receptionists are the bane of the freelance illustrators existance

Is it just me? I understand that receptionists are an integral part of an organization, and I am glad that they are there because it shows that the company is fairly successful and big enough to employ them but I mean come on! Take pride in your job, get to know the people in your company and what they do.

When someone calls a design company or a company that has a design department and asks for the creative director shouldn't you know who that person is? I can't be the only person calling to talk to them can I? And why do they just transfer you directly with out any warning? I'm not calling to speak with them, just looking for their name to send them something Do you know how awkward it is to be transferred to someone when you're not expecting it?

All you receptionists out there, please learn from this post. Work with people calling to solicit work from your organization!

Monday, April 6, 2009

This was a ton of fun to do. My first 3-D costume design. Hate to say it but we didn't have a lot of money to spend on this, one. It actually started out to just be a printed piece with fiber optics running throughout the artwork but the buyers liked it so much they wanted us to sculpt some of it and add some lights to the inside to give it a glow effect, would have loved to sculpt the whole thing. Maybe next year!

Anyway here is the turnaround of the sculpted piece. I wound up drawing the artwork for the chest and mask and that was printed.

Friday, April 3, 2009

iStock Vector of the Month

This illustration took first place in iStock's Vector of the Month contest back in July. The month's theme was "History" and I figured since July marked the anniversary of Neil Armstrong's lunar landing, I figured I'd take the opportunity to illustrate one of my pet conspiracy theories. What if the US moon landing never happened? There really are a lot of fascinating theories behind the conspiracy, none of which are depicted in the illustration, but hey you never know. Maybe I'm actually on to something. I just thought the truth had to be told regardless of the consequences, you know. Listen, if uh... something were to happen to me a favor and get the truth out there. The public has to be made awa-