Mighty Car Mods — T-shirt design concept art
Blair (Moog) from Mighty Car Mods got in touch with me to do some designs for them so they could expand the items in their shop. This is the initial design to come from the project. It was inspired by vintage boxing and wrestling arena posters. Initially it was going to feature last years MX-5 vs. the S2000 rivalry. They thought one of their older rivalries would work best so it turned in to the Silvia/Liberty Wagon battle. Finding good reference images of two cars not offered in the States at the right hight and angles turned out to be the most difficult part. I really liked the way it turned out. It was a little bit more detailed than the other designs on their store site so I was sure it would be a great addition for the fans. Sadly I found out once it was finished that they’re moving things around in their whole distribution end of their business and new designs were not going to fit in at the moment. Bad luck. At least you guys get to see the design here.
Some New Designs for Pistons and Gears
I create t-shirt designs now and again for the small boutique company ‘Pistons and Gears.’ You can buy these designs at: PistonsAndGearsEtsy.
The Future of White Sands — Matte Painting
This is a matte painting I did a while back. The idea was that in the near future, the Big One hit’s the southwest and creates an expansion of the Gulf of California so that White Sands New mexico now an ocean front city. This coupled with one of three U.S. space ports has brought a lot of prosperity to the city. My favorite addition is the cliffside drive-in that’s screening old Three Stooges shorts.
Cards for Friends
I would create these for friends back when I worked in advertising. Birthdays and farewells were usually the occasions, so some were happy some where a bit sad. I would print these out on double sided card stock, fold them very cleanly and they would get passed around for everyone to sign. That was my way of saying thanks to that person. I would love the look on their faces when they would receive the card. Lots of love.
“Classic and Fast” — T Shirt Designs
Anybody who knows me knows I love cars. They are sculptures on wheels that have a utilitarian function of getting you from point A to B, but they also can give you an experience with vast emotional range, all the while demonstrating the persons passion. I’ve been screen printing for years and created these designs for a new brand I’m developing. The idea is to emulate the energy and passion of single color concert T-Shirts. On the design side, it’s a great challenge to only use one color to create everything in your design. All the gradations and effects are pulled off using techniques the will transfer over in the screen printing process.
Book Cover Illustration
I was hired to illustrate this book cover for a European publisher. It’s a fantasy, swords and sorcery detective story. I did this in a noir style to emphasize the moody mystery of the story. It turned out fantastic. My client was very happy and they were great to work with. I hope we do some more of these. This was created digitally.
The Lonely Tower
This is a digital illustration that I was inspired to do after I read that line somewhere. I don’t know why but a viking hall seemed to fit pretty well.
The Rare Blue Rose
I painted this as a gift because the actual blue rose flower would have cost a small fortune. On the up side, this one will never wilt or die. This was done in gouache treated thinly, much like water color.
These are 3 landscape paintings I did on location. The Central park one is a blend of traditional gouache painting and digital painting. The water fall at the L.A. arboretum is completely traditional and the other one is completely digital. I did these a few years ago back in school. I did these as an experiment to see the advantages of working either traditionally or digitally, then I blended the best of the two as best I could.