I had some fun today and submitted a design concept for a horror movie poster over on 99Designs. I know a lot of designers hate spec work, but I see it as good practice! As an added bonus I might actually have one of my designs get chosen and make a few bucks.
For the movie poster I created the word ‘blood’ and the drips with India ink. Then I scanned them in and created vectors which I used in layers on the poster. I wanted a simple text based design and took my inspiration from Saul Bass.
Speaking of horror movies and Saul Bass, The title sequence for Psycho is my favorite!
I had some fun today designing monster snowflakes. We have Frankenstein’s Monster, The Creature from the Black Lagoon and Dracula. These designs were all about symmetry – reflection and 6 fold rotational symmetry. If you are brave and handy with scissors and a hobby knife you can try cutting some out yourself – get the PDFs!
Creature from the Black Lagoon
I recently finished a Skillshare class taught by Fraser Davidson. Check out some of his design work, he’s definitely one of my heroes. The class was on designing sports logos and I really learned a lot! From the beginning sketches to how to use negative space – I think this approach is really going to help my design work. Like my vicious Schnauzer?
I first read about designers Craig Redman and Karl Maier in the December issue of Juxtapoz Magazine. I immediately fell in love with their playful designs, especially the portraits!
I knew I had to translate that fun style into some of my dog images. I’ve done two so far and love them! I worked on simplifying my images, using bold outlines and making them symmetrical.
I had a little fun this morning and designed this paint chip color sample coffee mug. Get one for yourself!
My Beagle Pop Art design is available as prints as well as t-shirts and other goodies.
It’s been a long time since I’ve created a new dog breed so here is a Beagle Bartender! Beagles are part of the hound family so I gave him a houndstooth vest. They were originally bread to hunt small game so he’s serving up Wild Hare Ale. While researching Beagles I couldn’t help but notice how darn cute they are! Prints are available on Ebay.
A new print – Psychedelic Skull. I had some fun combining traditional techniques with digital. The print is available on Etsy and Ebay.
My first try at sewing a zipper. It’s came out a little wonky, but I love my new hand woven pencil bag!
My fabric! 140 inches worth!