One day spot illustration showing the fear business owners can have from the CRA (I think its like canadian IRS). I went as film noir as I could with it, drawing inspiration from the twisted long scary hallways and the fear that someone is in your house but you have nothign you can do.
Here’s a couple detail shots of it. You can see it in its full here on http://dribbble.com/shots/1307996-Haunting-of-the-CRA
Heres a rich man I drew a week or so ago. I was digging through photos and found the sketch and decided to show his before and after. Hopefully someone enjoys it! He is a part of a much larger project. An animation to be more specific. So hopefully I’ll be showing him off moving soon enough.
I had the treat to work on a tattoo design for someone that’s been looking for ‘just the right guy' for a few years. I'm happy to know he's very happy with the way it's come out and was not disappointed. I've got a few more pictures over on behance, along with high res pictures. In the meantime check out the shots below of this tattoo, representing a universe created by elements of things he loves.
After receiving a few more messages asking how I work I decided to make a quick little blog post showing the way a typical quick illustration will evolve.
This one in particular was quick 2 hour start to finish. Started on pencil, then shapes in illustrator, a color palette (rough, usually gets changed while working) and then texturing and lighting etc. The description is at the end of the images below:
Texturing this is sometimes done in illustrator (for especially large print stuff) and more often photoshop.
I use brushes that i pepper on that i create on my own along with some i’ve downloaded - Function brushes are amazing if you don’t care to create your own.
The other type of brush i use are dry brushes that i either create modifying the default brushes in photoshop or purchase and modify. These ones I use with my wacom to paint on and get nice stroke edges. Kyle T Webster’s brushes are amazing for this. All the texture is clipped using either a clipping mask on the shape below it or just masking out different colors and painting over each color section if im getting picky. There’s a million ways of doing this it’s just a matter of whichever fits you best.
Finally I work on things like color correction, levels, curves, sharpens, blurs etc in photoshop. Everything I do goes through a similar but different process so i have some actions i’ve created to speed up time.
Lately, though, I’ve felt like my work is too redundant and similar to one another. A lot of the reason for that is timelines not allowing me to explore to the fullest. and a lot of it is just me not doing it. So as happy as i am to have a nice process, I’d like to break it a bit and start trying new things out.