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Illustrations for a novel I created in a shorthand style that was very different for me, using black and white ink and watercolor wash.
The book was an adventure story for young adults, and the author needed many small black and white illustrations that could carry the story along and set the scenes. I had a lot of fun with this style, as it let me be looser and create the illustrations more quickly.
Your work has been great. I’m really pleased.
How to draw Lochness Monster for rock poster and t-shirt using Pentel Brush pen on paper.
Silk-screen poster illustration of a happy Loch Ness Monster I created for the band Lochness Monster. I had a blast working on this. The band gave me a ton of freedom on this design, and I came up with the idea of having the Loch Ness Monster looking friendly, with a severed arm dangling from its mouth, and the collected trophy/cameras of tourists hung around his neck. He’s an elusive fella! The design was set up for silk-screening using around 5 colors, created primarily for promotional posters and apparel for the band.
I was hired to create a T-Shirt design for a new apparel brand called Saltopus. I was given only the direction that it had to include angry monkeys. I illustrated a few concept sketches, and the client chose this concept, of evil monkeys emerging from an innocent looking Barrel of Monkeys toy. The shirt was designed to be just one-color, which always poses a challenge. Since I have no highlight or shading color, I really have to pack a lot of detail into the lineart and make sure it reads well from a distance. We are both very happy with how this turned out.