Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Clowning Around

This comic performer with unusual blaring features that fills some deep seated need in human nature 
for the folly and fools within us. Rather than depict some sort of grotesque facial features I was more
interested in a more friendly and amusing character full of life. Photoshop let's me explore the  
possibilities with an assortment of paint brushes combined with texture affects. I really had a lot of 
fun coloring my character and will be showing more of my explorations throughout this blog.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Completed Logo Design for Client

Here is a recent project where I created a character design logo for Communications Factory, Inc. The logo was created for a pharmaceutical company using a mortar & pestle cartoon for the company logo. I had a lot of fun working on several sketches before the client made their selection. The client selected the color version above with the mortar wearing a baseball cap and holding the pestle like a magic wand. 
On projects like this I create several sketches before scanning the final version. I bring the scan into Photoshop CS5 and clean it up before saving as a tiff file. I bring the tiff file into Illustrator CS5 and create several color versions before I bring this file back into Photoshop to create the final version for the client. Please comment on this post at http://