Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Zapper Girl Complete!

The end is near! Entrepreneurial Illustration is now complete, and all of my pinups have been graded. I worked on the Guitar Hero girl a bit more, but I've got a little ways to go before I'd call that one finished. Ahh, but once landscape painting class is over on Friday, I will be done for the year. It's so close I can almost taste it!

At this point I would like to thank my lovely girlfriend Robin for all of her gracious modeling, and my dear friend Emmalee for the sweet pictures she took of my paintings (the cleaned up finished piece, not the crappy snapshots. Those are mine.) Your assistance is invaluable and always deeply appreciated.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Pin up #3

After much wrestling with the main figure, I'm off and running with the third pin up in my "Girls and Videogames" series. I rather enjoy working on these, and they seem to get pretty good response from those who have seen em. The class may be over in a week, but I'd like to continue working on this series over the summer. If I got some prints made I wonder if anyone would buy 'em...

Seems like something to keep in mind for Gallery Hop.

Another Entrepreneurial Idea...

Prairie Fire
1 oz tequila
1 dash Tabasco® sauce
Fill a shot glass with tequila and drop a dash of tabasco sauce in and around the edge.

This assignment, for my junior level illustration class, was to conceive a food product and logo design. After the teacher shot down the edgier of logos as "too unappealing" or "unmarketable for children," I decided that going in a more booze-centric direction would free up a lot of restrictions on subject matter. The idea I eventually came up with was to market really intense shots in little plastic bottles as impulse buys at liquor store point-of-purchase displays. Each kind would have a unique illustration and aesthetic, and would be as collectible as they'd be disgusting and hard to drink. I can imagine these selling really well with the late night, already-drunk crowd. Now I just need to figure out how to break into the liquor industry...

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Promowest Poster #2

Not too much to say about this one. I had recently been sketching jellyfish, and I thought a retro-psychedelic poster would fit the band's aesthetic nicely. The two ideas came about all at once and it seemed to work. Or at least I hope it did. I'm not exactly sure what Promowest does with these posters when I'm done with them, but hopefully they will be seen by someone. Oh well, that's what the blog is for. Now everybody has access to my work, 24 hours a day. God bless you, internet!

George Bush: Freedom Fighter!

Here it is everyone, the George Bush "War on Terror" action figure! After a full semester on the backburner, the project is finally finished. Well, enough for the assignment, anyway. I know I promised a trilogy, but the Osama bin Laden figure will have to wait 'til I get a little free time. Or maybe it's time for a "Battle for the White House: Extreme Fighting Candidates" action figure line. Either way, the idea is mine. If you see 'em in the store, you'll know where they stole the idea.

Promowest Poster Revealed!

As I begin my sprint for the semester's finish line, I will begin to post more and more of my projects. I've gotten quite a few done already, and I still have a few to go. It's been a hectic few weeks, but the end is in sight and soon I shall be relaxing in sunny Ireland!

I have finished the first round of posters for my Promowest design internship. For those who don't know, this internship is basically an unpaid freelance assignment. I show up once a week to meet with the art director, he okays the design, then I come back next week with changes. It may seem thankless, but what it lacks in pay, it more than makes up for in free concerts. I get to see Reverend Horton Heat next week for free!

This is the first poster, and the second will be posted in a bit.