Often times my advertising clients need illustrations that are more detailed than sketchy storyboard type drawings but not super tight or super detailed. This style (below)of drawings tend to work out pretty nicely. If I have the time for it or if they need something that pops a bit more I add in some tones to help push the important bits and to add depth.
Advertising Concept Art for a Web game
I used to do lots of these back in the day. Here is one from a web game associated with Hungry-Man dinners that I did for an ad agency. The idea was that you could play as either a white-collar office type, a college guy or a blue-collar worker type. Then you could try to get the best score possible on the carnival style strength tester. Afterwards you’d get a suggestion of the latest Hungry-man meal or get a coupon or something towards buying some microwave dinners.
Advertising Concept Illustrations
I was hired to do a couple of illustrations for a pitch packet for a new RIDGID vacuum. It’s a heavy duty wet/dry vac that can handle any mess that can happen in or out of the house. These grey scale illustrations turned out great. I was a bit worried about these before I got started because my client wanted a lot of different things going on in the background. The first illustration highlights these points. The second illustration is about the mess that can happen when you move in to a new place and the clueless movers make things worse. The whole idea is very DIY inspired. I’m so happy with the way these turned out. I was inspired a bit by those Where’s Waldo illustrations as you can tell. Here are the two illustrations as well as some of the final ads that were based off the art.
Movie Creature Design
I worked closely with a great producer who asked me to help design the creature for his up coming creature feature. We were all really happy and exited about how it turned out. Here are a few quick preliminary sketches that I sent to help nail down the over all shape and attitude of what we had in mind. I’m including a sneak peek at the creatures final paws. As you can see, it’s going to be something very different.
New GM Duster concept
After seeing how they brought back the Dodge Challenger, I thought of what other Mopar muscle car could use a modern revival. I found this picture of a 1970 Plymouth Duster. Plymouth is now sadly not with us anymore but I did a modern take based off the Camaro platform and styling. If you can’t tell, it’s the one on the left.
Finding Bigfoot Concepts
I drew these up just for fun. After sitting down one afternoon and catching a Finding Bigfoot marathon. I notice that they really need better equipment if they’re going to “Find” and hopefully one day catch a bigfoot.
Western/Steampunk Character Design
I created these for a proposed wester styled steampunk video adventure game. It’s a really great concept. When can you play a pirate and travel a fantasy victorian world fighting vampires, zombies and other monsters?
Ecto-1 for Ghostbusters 3
Back in college, a buddy and I thought it would be really fun to conceptualize the Ghostbusters 3 movie we’d want to see. So we wrote up an outline for a third film that’s full of the awesome things that hollywood would never green light. One of the designs I came up with was a more modern take on the groups’ vehicle, the Ecto-1. Seeing as the threats get bigger and more powerful in every movie, we thought they’d need a vehicle that could take whatever the ghosts throw at them. So we based the new Ecto-1 off of the latest hummer. It’s serves as a transport, tank, and a base of communications operations while in the field.
These are character concepts I did for different projects a few years ago. I just grouped them together here so you could see them together.
Here are some vehicle concepts for a NASA style deep space shuttle. The idea is that it would be used as a transport to travel to space stations located around other planets or stationary research stations in deep space. These are designed to transport a crew of 8–12 astronauts. The bottom sketch is of a osprey inspired medium helicopter for dropping a large squad or small platoon quickly and quietly.