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Stream of 2

September 13, 2015

I loved the type accident from my previous exercise, and wanted to stay with it. This was partially inspired by a podcast interview I heard of a very talented collage artist. This illustration uses ArtRage for the painting and layering, then Photoshop for some additional work. I’m digging this.

Stream of

August 31, 2015

An illustration exercise, maybe not all that good. It was random stuff i drew in my sketchbook, then re-drawn in Illustrator and color / texture added in Photoshop. Most all the painting texturing was done on the Surface Pro I have. It still felt lacking, so I added the words on top, these were leftover letters from other LetterMpress projects.

Street art 3

December 23, 2014
Street art 3

These things make me happy to create: the tar on the street photos, combined with random words, some Gaskell’s quotes and scans and a few other antique images. I love the way the tar looks like brush script. I love the haunted look of the people in the mug shots. I’ve got a few more in mind to do, the files are huge, so maybe I stop after this one.

The first and second images in this series are cool too.

Textures in illustrations

December 23, 2014
Donna the Buffalo cover art

A while back, I took a skillshare class on using textures for CD covers. It was taught by a guy from Australia, he was quite good, some of his techniques were new to me, and I loved his style. The band I picked was Donna the Buffalo, and I picked their last album to re-create. I didn’t really dig what was done for them before. This cover uses some of their graphic looks, but with my spin on it.

Street art

August 21, 2013

While on my bicycle, I’ve seen areas of the road with what looks like tar brushed or drizzled onto cracks in the road. Some of these tarred areas look like foreign calligraphy. bl_st_9302They can be beautiful while I’m in motion on the bike, and in still images too. I’ve started playing with photos, just seeing where it leads.