Friday, March 2, 2012

Roller Derby Season Schedule Poster

Some roller derby leagues are beginning to go the route of one season schedule over individual bout posters. Choice City Rebels from Fort Collins, CO, contacted and asked me to create their season schedule for the 2012 season.

I've been creating posters that would be easy enough to go to screen print format if a league or band wanted to make a little extra $$ selling screen prints. I might change that down the road, but so far it's fun coming up with fun imagery with a consciously limited palette.

Also, I totally understand the convenience of working with only one poster for an entire season, but at the same time, it's great fun to see a league's whole season of bout posters. A lot of great art to be made in that area... least by me :)


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Saloon Shelf

 This was done for a client, but the client opted not to use it. Unfortunate? sure, but hey, i get to show you, and 'twas a fun project to work on. I both love and loathe the research part of starting a project, but loathe only because I tend to spend a good deal of time making sure I get enough reference to be overly satisfied of my own knowledge. The client wanted a shelf image that had a rustic/ country deco feel, something that would go well with other old, antique- style deco designs, so I made sure to keep some of it fairly loose, such as the textures and color modeling..   

1. Lé Thumbails

2. Basic Silhouette/ Background Color

3. Blocking in the shelves
3. OK, you see what I'm doing here, right? No need for a caption.
4. ... but, there I go again, adding useless text.
5. Colors.
6. Ooo, Shiiiny!
7. (cough!) Dust.

8. Shadows and Highlights
9. Touch-ups/ Minor Details.