This piece is an illustration from earlier in the year. It stands as one of my favorites for the reason that it was initially and respectfully a memorial piece. One of the more complex formats that i’ve tackled to push some personal creative boundaries. Using mainly Fireworks as the choice software to build the elements and Wacom as the choice of medium / media to test brushes and textures.
Recent Illustration. After studying some personal written and documented examinations of Japanese woodblock printing and calligraphy, it was about time to get busy with a mix of Traditional & Digital work. The aim of the project was to create a smooth digital illustration incorporating the Edo period theme, a bold image, with a hand textured background using inks. Finished off with individual scales to offer some dimension and depth to bring the image to life.
As common practice, when traveling, further afield or inland, ’spare time’ is not really down time. To feed creativity and research, it is just natural to gravitate towards ‘living’ creatively deepening Art interests. I have a great admiration for older architecture and construction methods aswell as photography. The opportunity to merge the two is a positive.
Studio stock images for Print. Vienna.
This is a cool experimental piece. I located a template of a Ducati and really wanted to see a Geometric style decal work around the entire stream of the panels. Also, an idea to complete the graphic used would be to bring it down over the exhaust metals with an ‘anodized’ finish.
A type treatment and effect experiment. The central smashed effect and small background shards were all made of separate vector elements. The Smashed edges are a reworked graphic from the internet which was altered to move it away from the original. The type was slightly re-weighted with various layers / overlays to create the finished graphic.
Cutters of Cloth / ÆSTHETIC HABIT – For this project I worked closely with two highly talented individuals to develop a format and Art Direction for the initial impact of the web identity. The creation of the logo infuses a hand made and rough cast image reflective of manual work. The profile for the project is to address a direct need for handmade independent fashion / high costume, with a balanced neutral Masculine & Feminine quality to the intended articles, using a mixture of Cloth, Leather, minimal color value and embellishments.
Art Direction, Photography & Print within dramatic scenery will be the main artistic visual driving force.
Kick starting the blog with my new piece. Essentially, this work was created as a sensory image to convey the balance of stability within a broken structure of complexity and fluidity. Philosophy also. There are a few basic elements used for the framework, the color choice is to reflect a more organic movement without being ’solid’ in aesthetic, and also to continually move the eye around the design. ( above – 1 image & 2 screenshots )