Thursday, May 22, 2008

Davy Crockett!

More fun from my day job! I'm doing illustrations for a book on Davy Crockett.
It will be a mix of two styles... The story gives us facts from his life, which will be painted in this more realistic style, and then it tells of a few of his tall tales... Which will be illustrated in my more cartoony/comic book-ish style. I just started the book, and when I have the cartoony style pages done, I'll be sure to post one here.
This image and text belongs to Imagine Learning. The book is written by Shar Petersen.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Saratoga Springs, 5K race!

So as I'm working on some really cool things I can't and won't post... Here's something I can.
I did this for our City's 5K race they hold each summer. Yes we live in Utah, but even out here we have Pelicans! Especially around the wetlands that are near our home and around Utah Lake. Beautiful birds... Except when they run! (I figure this one is in the "stagger" category.)

This image is just to go on the t-shirts for the race. Thus it has a VERY simple and clean look compared to say... Xetheus or Ramathorr.

I'm not 100% sold on the font or the placement yet...

So it turns out... Our city bird isn't a Pelican as I had previously believed. It's a Heron! Funny thing is, the good people I was doing this for didn't catch it at first either, and if you ask folks in the street what our city bird is... Well for the most part you can imagine that nobody would really know unless you happened upon a city council member or someone that works for the city.
So funny story short, I changed the Pelican, into a Heron... All in all it also gave me a moment to better the text and having him break the circle shape behind him more proved a better design overall. Leave it to the birds... Funny thing is... had I gone to the city's website... I might have clued in earlier! (note the city logo in the upper left hand corner of the web page.) Hahaha!