Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Daniel...Daniel Johnston, Where Are You?


JAMES - the great Daniel Johnston is coming to Asheville. i was asked to do a poster, but with a quick turnaround. 11x17 color. so i kinda immersed myself in his songs and his drawings, and sketched out ALOT of poster ideas. they all had some cool parts to them, but none ever hit as a whole. this was the final idea i came up with, and i super happy with it. it has all the best elements from the previous ideas, yet it's the most simple and direct. actually, i'm pretty proud of this one.
i used Yellow acrylic; white, red and black inks; and one black and one red marker; on white Rives BFK paper. and a little photoshop to clean up the white thought-bubble (there was a situation with the white ink not making friend with the acrylic paint under it).

detail shot

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Maze of Torment


JAMES - Continuing the series of posters for the Local Showcase shows at the Orange Peel here in Asheville, this time HEAVY METAL SHOW! the only instructions were "make it Metal." done. i threw on Morbid Angel's "Altars of Madness" and got to work.

detail shot
i did ALOT of research on the dragons, and these guys are a nice combination of my favorite dragon features. mad tedious on the scales, but the dry brush totally saved it. i got this new kinda white-out ink on a recommendation from the Trade Secrets blog, and it came in handy too. the dragons are 90% done in marker, the demon head 90% brush. it probably woulda been a little cooler if i used a nib instead of the marker, but it woulda taken too long, and i was already hours deep into it. the text was all done on separate paper, scanned separately, and put into place in photoshop. everyone's psyched, and so am i - so glad to have an excuse to do something like this. the club set up a myspace page specifically for these local showcases, and all the posters are up there. they look great together. come on down if you're in town - see youse there.