Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dylan's Discourse Header

My pal Dylan has been busy revamping his website. He's branching it off into three separate blogs. He's creating a humorous review blog, a blog for his fiction writing and his main blog will become sort of a portfolio site that he'll update occasionally and will cover a range of topics.

Anyway, I've offered to donate some artwork to help him out. This is the header for his main blog.  I also came up with the name Dylan's Discourse. Please, hold your applause.  I'm not entirely sure how I came up with the Pacman theme. Dylan does write about video games for many of his freelance jobs but I think the concept mostly came from the idea that he consumes all sorts of entertainment media and then writes about it.

You can check out the header in use right here: http://blog.dylanduarte.com/ 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Chinchilla With Human Hands

I created this monstrosity quite a while ago.  It was sort of a joint venture between my sister and I.  She has a couple of chinchillas as pets and we were marveling at their cuteness one day, talking about their tiny little human like hands.  Then for some reason we got the idea to use Photoshop to give one actual human hands.  Turns out it's not as cute. Just a bit unnerving.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Rock Start Penguin

Back in January I was hired by the Red Dawn Party company to create this rock star penguin character for the branding of their products. This character was inspired by my cool penguin illustration.  The client found it on istockphoto and decided to contact me to see if I could create a similar, yet possibly cooler character for them.

These are some of the initial sketches I did.  At this point I was brainstorming ideas. I was just sketching out different elements for the client to choose from.

Eventually they decided on certain elements that they liked which led to these initial design sketches. After seeing these they decided on modifying him a little further.  They decided to lose the guitar and give him some more clothing and stylistic elements that were in line with ed hardy tattoos and rebel spirit or true religion clothing.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Coffee Dude

Today's sketch is the Coffee Dude. This is a tiny sketch that I did in a tiny sketch book with a regular sized pencil.

On another note, I think I might stop posting a Sketch Of The Week and start doing a Sketch All Of The Time.  I feel like this weekly structure is starting to restrict me a bit. Sometimes I'd rather post a finished piece on the weekend and some sketches during the week, or maybe no sketches one week and lots of finished work. Hopefully that will result in me posting more cool art.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Graveyard Hippy

I was having a bit of fun with my cool grey markers again, with this sketch.  I was actually going to make this a little comic page and it was going to be revealed that the hippy was shaggy from Scooby Doo and that he was standing in front of Scooby's grave.  Unfortunately, the midnight hour was fast approaching and I had work early in the morning so I never got that far.