Monday, November 24, 2008

Beacons: Unfinished Splash Page

Hey Kids, sorry for the missed posts, I've been busy with T-shirts lately, so haven't posted like I should, but I'm trying to beat the holiday deadline. Anyway, this is something from 2005, its the splash page for a graphic essay (an essay in comic book form) which I never finished. The title is Beacons, and it was to be about depression and hope, but I never got around to finishing it, although it may happen someday. Just for the record, the image in the bottom right corner, is actually a photograph that I took of the spiral stairway at the Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport Oregon. Hmm, the more I look at this, the more I would like to return to this project, although I would need to start over completely, if for no other reason than my skills have improved since I first started.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Devil 8-Ball

This is the design that sent me down the path of T-shirt designer. It has consistently been the best seller on my CafePress T-shirt shop, Evil Virgin Tees, and I plan to re-design it and offer it on my new shop I plan to open very soon with Zazzle, just in time for holiday shopping. Very exciting stuff here at the Vintage 66 Graphics camp, so stay tuned kids.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Almost Nakey Tattooed Girl

Well here she is in all her nearly naked glory, a cute little retro tattooed gal. Hmmm. Looks like she's getting ready for something, you're free to make up your own story if you like. From the almighty sketchbook.

Friday, November 14, 2008

More Big Thighs

Seeing a pattern here? Yeah, its another cute little gal with big thighs. I've gotten to the point where I don't even question my peccadilloes anymore, I just embrace them and go with it. From the almighty Sketchbook, darkened in Photoshop for the sake of visual clarity.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Skirt Girl With Big Thighs

Indeed, you don't get many of these to a pound. From the almighty sketchbook; pencil darkened in Photoshop for the sake of visual clarity.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Curvey Topless Girl

Been busy lately so I had to go back to the archives again. This is one I did sometime last year, it came out alright, although her breasts are a bit lopsided, I guess I could lie and say they really are lopsided, except this sin't a real person. What I did was take part of the pose from a photograph, and made up the rest. Markers & Copic Art Pens on Watercolor Paper.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Song of Ra: T-shirt design

This one, titled: the Song of Ra, was in my head for quite some time before I got it out, and incidentally its just one of several versions. I'm not sure what to do with it, perhaps a T-shirt design . . . Hmmm, now that I think of it, that would be great, although probably not the way it is now, there will most likely be refinements. Illustrator CS.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Devil Girl: Lady Luck

As I mentioned not too long ago, I have been focusing on T-shirt designs lately. This is one which is probably going to make the final cut, although there will probably be some modifications before it goes to print. It pretty much speaks for itself, just a gambling themed devil girl with a retro feel. Illustrator CS.

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Profile Project

This was my submission for the 2008 Myspace Profile Project, I don't know that it was officially sanctioned by the MS folks, but my friend Salana put this project together. The idea was that interested artists would all sign up, and then we would each be assigned another participant's profile. We would then do a portrait of our assigned artist, based solely on their artistic style. A really cool idea, and the artist I was assigned was a gal from Spain. Her entire page is in Spanish, and since I don't know much of the language, it forced me to rely only on her art. It was a lot of fun to do, but sadly it didn't pan out as we had hoped, since many of the participants had to drop out out the last minute. I told Salana not to feel bad, and that trying to get all those creatives from all over the world organized and on deadline, would be very much like herding cats. In other words, nigh on impossible, because as most would agree, creatives thrive on "organized" chaos. Nevertheless, I now have a new portfolio piece that I'm quite pleased with. Illustrator CS

*Update: My gosh looks like I need to resize the full size image, it is huge. I'll do it soon.