Dec 11, 2008

Word Doodles

I had a headache.



I was listening to Incubus.

Old Dreams

Oct 23, 2008

Change '08

Last night I was having a political debate with my mother. She had been on my blog and saw the flyers I had made for two Obama '08 fundraisers. She gave a snarky remark in reference to them that gave me the urge to be a pain in the ass and make more Obama related artwork. So in waiting for my roommate to finish work today, I went ahead and made a simple Obama poster. In making I thought I would post my process, since I usually find it very fascinating when I see the process of other artists. Not that my poster is very fascinating.

First I found a picture that I thought fitting and I placed it in what I thought was a pleasing composition. Lowered the opacity a bit, and got it ready for tracing.

This tracing method is something I started doing about a year ago. I sometimes feel like I'm cheating, but I am a graphic designer after all. I feel what makes it unique is the line quality that I try and incorporate.

This is the finished line work.

Close up detail.

I then started looking through my collection of textures and backgrounds and began to experiment with different colors and textures. Finally setting on this sunburst and old paper feel.

I shaded Obama, in a way that I almost wanted him to look carved out of paper and stone. Applied texture to the shade layer aswell. You cant really tell here, but the line work was replaced with another texture.

Took me a few tries to find typography that I liked. I ended up choosing the same font I used for the Day of the Dead flyer I did the other day. (Which can be seen if you scroll down a bit.) I am still not 100% on it, but it seemed to fit.


Final Piece: After some color correcting and sillyness, this is the final piece.


I hope you enjoyed my post, and if you like the poster. It is available for High-Res download upon request.

Thanks!
Shal

Oct 22, 2008

Day of the Dead Party



Another flyer I made for an Obama'08 fundrasier.

Oct 21, 2008

Oct 17, 2008

Old/New Work










Old because I did some of these a while ago and new because I haven't put any of em online. I am currently in the process of updating my website. It will be a longer process than usual. I plan on adding new and fantastic goodies besides just a plain ol portfolio.

¡OBAMANOS!



A Flyer I did for an Obama '08 Fundraiser.

Sep 11, 2008

Updates

Hello blog readers. I will be updating my portfolio website with some new work, most of which can probably be seen here on this blog, very soon. I an considering doing an entire overhaul on my website. Ive posted a couple of photos of recent print outs. Small preview of new work to come.



Aug 6, 2008

Aug 3, 2008

Ambidextrous


Continuing the typographical mess that I started.

Jul 24, 2008

Giant Sketch Book Update

I decided today to scan and post my sketches that have been festering in my sketch book. Alot of it is just random doodles and ideas that I do during my idle time at work, which usually isnt much.












Jul 14, 2008

Equivicate


equivocate: to use ambiguous or unclear expressions, usually to avoid commitment or in order to mislead.

Jul 8, 2008

Old Stuff


Ive been looking to start painting again. Its been a very long while. Just wanted to post one of my older paintings.

Apr 29, 2008

I Scream, You Scream...

We all scream for non-fat tofuti rice-screamcicle. Ok, dorky X-Files quote. :-D


New Desktop! Click to download full size.

Apr 15, 2008

Lazy Sunday



In attempt to make my room prettier and use the frames that I bought like 2 months ago, i decided to take the day and create a graphic that would work nicely on the wall. Then printed it tiled it and framed it. They may not be perfectly straight on the wall, because i did it by myself with out a level or someone yelling "A little to the left" from across the room, but i think it'll do.

Mar 19, 2008

Mar 18, 2008