Jul 25, 2007
A good friend of mine at HOW Design Conference told me about Dennis Miller's radio show. So I tuned it in when I got back and I've been listening to it ever since. He does a good job and his guest's are great. He's had his buddy Dana Carvey (sp?) on a few times and those were the funniest.
His site and graphics etc. are lame however and in one of the shows he lamented about not having any designs to create stickers etc. So I had a few extra hours the other night and put this art together.
I designed a variety of things and sent them off to his producer. I only used purple because that is their current color they are using. So far I haven't heard anything back. Seeing how snarky Dennis can get I may hear him light me up on his show and make fun of my art? In a strange way that would be flattering. LOL
In any regard I think it's a drastic improvement over what they are currently using at the time of this post.
If you haven't heard his show take a listen at: www.DennisMillerRadio.com
The summer right before 7th grade was my first introduction to a role playing game. I remember being introduced to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). I really liked what was called the 'Monster Manual' and I enjoyed just reading about all the strange creatures and of course the art was pretty cool too.
I'd stay after school and play D&D with a small group of gamers. I wasn't your typical dork though, I was just friends with a few. ;-) I think I had more fun sketching out my characters then actually playing the game?
Because I was artistic, my friends would pay me to paint all their lead figures for the game. It funded my MAD magazine purchases and baseball card addiction at the time and made me realize I could use my art ability to make money so I guess in a certain way you could consider it my first commercial work.
The icons shown in this post are part of a group I developed for Upper Deck Company for a game called 'Huntik'. I have no idea what the game is all about? They provided me with rough concept sketches of characters and asked me to design an avatar icon for each. They'll be used as part of the overall game branding.
Fantasy art has never really appealed to me but this project turned out to be a fun creative respite and I like how they came out.
Jul 5, 2007
'A poster I created for Adobe. (The non-edited german helmet version)'
My iPhone is showing up any day now. In preparation I have taken some of my favorite pieces of art over the last year or so and have created a set of wallpaper images for my iPhone. For those of you who have or are going to get an iPhone I have provided a link below so you can download the images as well.
'My Temporal Infestation Illo. iPhonized'
As time goes on I'll create completely original designs specifically targeted for the iPhone. So keep your eyes peeled.
Some of the wallpapers like the one above come in a variety of flavors.
Get the entire '25' image set here: Download Vonster Brand iPhone Wallpaper