Monday, July 29, 2013

Stuffed Stuff

Here are some various and sundry plush concepts done over the past year or so....
Maybe you're thinking, "Does this guy ever do any art for himself?" The answer lately is "Not really."
I have zero energy left for personal projects after doing my work for hire stuff.
Does that make me a bad creative guy?
Maybe.
But I still love the fact that I get to create art for a living, even if it's mediocre commercial art for the consuming public. Since I was a wee boy, all I've ever wanted to do was make my living drawing. Not a lot of people get to do what they've always dreamed of since First grade. I'm truly grateful.





Friday, July 26, 2013

There's a little Pooh on that diaper....

Sometimes you just have to pinch yourself at the good fortune of getting a project like this one.
My wife and I conceived these full color printed diapers for the Mouse House quite awhile ago to pitch to a rather humongous retailer that shall remain nameless.
These were the "blue sky" comps so we pushed the envelope a little on some of the editorial and imagery. Some were just throw aways...so ridiculous that I just wanted to get a laugh on the other end.
 If I recall, the final designs were somewhat less....fun....than seen here. I doubt the line went anywhere or they'd be out by now. The American flag diapers seem oddly ironic to me now....maybe I should design some that feature the Constitution.....nuff said.







Saturday, July 6, 2013

Color Script Experiment

So I'm bidding for a project where the client wants a color script style like they do up thar at Pixar when developing a film.
I want the job but I never really had any occasion to do something like this before.  I decided to give myself a challenge this weekend to see if I could pull it off. I found some inspiration from guys like Lou Romano who is pretty much a flippin' genius.
This is based on how our cat, Cleo likes to get my attention when her food bowl is empty. I think I went overboard on the detail. It really should be simpler.....but simplicity done right is a lot of work.