Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Photo Retouching

So, in my incredibly busy musical lifestyle... I sometimes find time to get back to my artistic roots. So, I saw a picture my sister in law disliked and did some work to it. The original photo had her cousin’s hand holding onto the table behind them. After using a blur tool and clone stamp, I was able to blend the background color to mask the hand. Also using the pencil tool I was able to add shadows and highlights to the metallic legs of the table. Then blurring the lower half of everything behind the couch, I created a deeper depth of field.
The next set is from my lovely girlfriends sister's family...whew! Yeah, similar technique used but a great finished product non-the-less. If only babies would smile on command all the time... well, i wouldn't have a job then, but oh well!
The final outcomes are pretty successful. Comments or shortcuts encouraged. Until next time...


Monday, October 18, 2010

Working On Ringer's T-Shirt Pt. 2

This is the second draft of Ringers T-Shirt logo. Animated, Line weights changed a but and manipulated the contrast more. Overall a pretty decent start. Hopefully have everything finished shortly!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Musician Business Card

While trying to advance my portfolio as an artist, I was lucky enough to work on my own promotion. Here is the finished logo for my musician business card. Its fun to get back in to photoshop and illustrator and manipulate some of my work. There are 3 to 4 different layers in this work and thanks to some collaboration with fellow designer, Alan Briggs, we were able to reach this conclusion.



Wednesday, October 13, 2010


This my friends is one of the first EVER published works i have done. My sophomore year of college I was commissioned to do this illustration about a "Super Hero" surronded by the idea of eminant domain. This was the final product.

Looking back now, i see there was a lot to be desired from this drawing, but there is far more that could have been changed. In all, i'm cool with it! My work now is MUCHO BETTER!

Feel free to comment!


Foot In The Door 4 Submission

Hey all! When looking through this old work, I have stumbled on some goodies here. This is the work i did for the "Foot In The Door 4" Open entry art show at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Design. The work is titled "Functionality In Chaos" and is a compilation of found object/abstract imagery. The work is in pencil, ink, on paper.

Unfortunately, I was unable to make it to the retrieval period to return the piece. So, It is out there somewhere. Let me know if you find it! It's one of a kind!


Working On Ringer's T-Shirt

To the right is the first draft of a drawing I am doing for a friend of mine. It's been a while since posting here so I thought a homecoming themed pic would be a great addition!

Feel free to leave comments and suggestions. More drafts to come.