Friday, December 31, 2010

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Vampy Gal.

This was done as a gift for a former co-worker who enjoys the currently-popular Vampire genre - she also paints decorative stepping stones, so why not with blood, in keeping with the theme?... :)

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EXPLORE these Rack Cards!...

These are a pair of Tourism Rack Cards that I put together for EXPLORE Kiteboarding - one for the Summer months, and the other, obviously, for Winter!


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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Etc...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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More Oldies.

These were done as "fillers" for an automotive newsletter that came out of Manitoba...




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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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A Few More Tantrix Billboards

I've had the rare privilege of collaborating with the good people at Tantrix Body Art in Saskatoon on much of their self-promotion over the years...I always enjoy working with Mike and Leanne, because I get the chance to do stuff that would ordinarily be "too far" for most clients...these billboard signs are indicative of that!







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Monday, December 13, 2010

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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STOMP!


This is the logo and event poster for a music festival I did up a few years ago...a good time was had by ALL...so I'm told. (I missed the concert!)

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THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Lawnmower Man.

This is how caricatures usually come together: a good, clear, recent colour photo of the intended "victim," occasionally specific backgrounds/tools/vehicles, etc are included, a "gag" or significant quote of some sort, and voilĂ !

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Sketchbook, @1995.

I found these when I was going through some old sketchbooks, looking for the line art for another old project I'd done. I never found what I was looking for, but it was an interesting trip down memory lane just the same...


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Sunday, December 5, 2010

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Get Your motor Runnin'...

Here are a few examples of some of the ads I've put together for Harley Davidson of Yorkton, while in the employ of the Leader-Post. The "biker" toon was used quite frequently, usually with "seasonal" appointments - such as a Santa suit at Christmas - to great effect. The vintage-looking photo in the ad on the left is actually a composite that I made out of three other photos, then used various filters to achieve the antiquated look. I think it works!...

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Monday, November 15, 2010

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Logo re-vamp.

Done for 340-Six Paint. Variations on a theme...

Monday, November 1, 2010

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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A Few Panels From a Storyboard.

Storyboards are good exercise. They need to be done quickly, and they generally don't require the same level of detail as most illustration work does. These involved a lot of composite images and adaptation of existing artwork, all thrown together in Photoshop. Some received extra attention, others cut corners. The average time per panel? @30 minutes.

Monday, October 25, 2010

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Squiggle test.

So, this one's "raw" right outta the sketchbook - it was a "squiggle test" drawing (for those of you unacquainted with that term, it refers to having someone make a squiggly line on the page, then the goal is to turn the squiggle into a drawing of some sort.) I've highlighted the squiggle on the second image to indicate what I had to start with...
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Real Gone Guy's Used Art


A quick little video I put together for YouTube, using GarageBand and Quicktime. Whee!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Big Wheels Rollin'...

This was done for the Saskatchewan Trucking Association. The original illustration (top) had a little smoke action going on up top, but I soon discovered that diesel smoke is an issue that the organization doesn't want to draw attention to, so it was done away with on the final product (lower image.)

Monday, October 4, 2010

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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More Misc. Logos.









These are just a few examples of the many, many logos I've designed over the years...
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Some older stuff.



Just a few miscellaneous items I found while poking around on some old backup disks. These are all typical of the product I might have produced while working at the 'Post. Often I was faced with trying to put too much information from the customer into too small of an allotted space, while attempting to make it look appealing to the eye...sometimes, it worked; other times...well... :0

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Friday, October 1, 2010

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Ron's Book.

This is the cover art and a few select chapter illustrations that I created for Leader-Post humour columnist Ron Petrie's first book, "Running of the Buffalo." Ron is one of those fellas with a "putty face" - possessed of a wide range of facial expressions. he can (and certainly DID) look VERY different from photo to photo. I eventually settled on a single photo image to base the illustration on. The buffaloes are meant to mimic the tame cartoon sidekick of a famous Queen City icon - "Pemmican Pete."
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THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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From the ground...UP.

This was done on spec a year or so ago while I was still at the 'Post for GroundUp Restorations. It was only used a time or two, unfortunately. The proposal included "stand-alone" logo variations I designed plus the logo used in conjunction with an illustration I did up of the owner's car ('69 Camaro as shown) plus business cards and letterhead. I was going for the old "Monogram-plastic-model-kit-box-cover-art" sort of look...I'd like to think I pulled it off...

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Applause, applause, applause.

 Three variations on a theme.

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Who?...

Boo, that's who, and coming soon to a mall near YOU! (Assuming of course, that you live in Saskatoon...)

Monday, September 13, 2010

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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More Photoshoppery.

This photo was almost discarded, and then I thought it might be a good candidate for some tweaking...resulting in the SECOND photo image - I attacked it with multiple filters and adjusted the colour balance and contrast until I achieved the desired effect. Somewhat better, I think...!





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Friday, September 10, 2010

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Another Oldie!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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A quick explanation.

I wish I could say these were MY creations, but no - they're being used as EXAMPLES ONLY of Ed Roth's brilliant counter-culture cartoons. I needed to illustrate the difference between Roth's unconventional style and the kind of Melba-toast artwork that he was attempting to undermine to an acquaintance. The man was a genius. RIP, "Big Daddy." (Ed Roth - 1932-2001)
 
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