Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Start of Something

The majority of my artistic creativity occurs alone in the car. When I think about it, that's the only time I'm away from phones, televisions, computers, video games, people, and everything else that can distract me. I have no attention span whatsoever and suffer from rampant a.d.d. When I'm in that car with nothing else to do, I'm almost forced to think of what I'm gonna be working on that day and how I'm gonna go about doing it, just to stay awake. In L.A. traffic, that usually gives me a good chunk of time to get a whole lot of thinking done. When I get to the office or the drawing board at home, the conceptual part is done and I zone out and get those ideas down on the page. I suck at thinking & creating on the spot. Guess I'm premeditated in a way. I'll start with a thumbnail, then pencils, scan that sucker in and vectorize it in Illustrator or paint it in Photoshop. I can't go straight to the computer. Guess I'm a little old school too. Although almost everything I do now goes through the computer, I still have to draw it out. Even logos and typography. Here's some initial pencils I've done for the Cereal Killers project. The goal is to create a spooky cereal box cover. Mine involves zombie Mexican wrestlers! It'll change a bunch over time (I've already changed the name to Bone Crunchers) and I'll be sure to post the progess. Now hit the road!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Rats Invade Red Bank!

For all those lucky folks who live near Red Bank, New Jersey, make sure to stop by the Cel-ebration Gallery. Their current show features the Ratatouille posters Stephane and I created. Check out that Rat cake!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Here's Wall•e!!!

Here's a set of Comic-con promo postcards I designed for Wall•e, the upcoming Pixar flick. Notice the similarities between these and the Incredibles posters from an ealier post? For inspiration, the guys at Pixar once again pointed me in the direction of those Disneyland attraction posters. They are in LOVE with those posters, which is fine cuz I am too. Just to differenciate these from the Incredibles, I added a 50's advertisement twist. Writer/director extraordinaire, Andrew Stanton was kind enough to send me an autographed set. To see HUGE scans of these, visit Kung Fu Rodeo.