Here is the finished product of the USB robot men. They’re pretty funky (the material is a hard rubbery-plastic). Its always pretty cool to see my designs come out as a full product (even if I still prefer the other design!).
Some concept drawings for a custom designed USB Memory stick for Briggs Equipment UK (they sell and rent forklift trucks).
The main goal was to have it fit in with their recent marketing campaign that showed a red robotic hand (the first USB is meant to be the end finger segment). In the end they went for the 4th option but in red with a grey logo/details). I’d slowly fallen in love with the face design on the 3rd usb, something about the happy little face!
If I start putting up lots of drawing of robots for a while, I don’t apologise, because retro style robots are AWESOME.
To celebrate my friend Mair passing her driving test I did this little doodle (a couple weeks ago now, as I’ve not had time to upload). This is another drawing with my Wacom Inkling, and it unfortunately messed up on a number of the lines and needed quite a bit of redrawing on computer. I’m slowly getting all the qwerks out of it (e.g. I now use bulldog clips to keep the whole page as solid as possible to stop and slippage which stretches and warps the image in weird ways).
Next on the experiment list is to get some colour into these drawings, which I will hopefully do with my next one! (which was drawn with Chinese New year in mind ;) )
So I went and spoiled myself and bought a Wacom Inkling, heres my first impressions!
My first (technically second) drawing with my Wacom Inkling, just a quick 10 minute doodle I did on my lunch break at work today.
It hasn’t picked up all of my pen strokes as yo ucan kind of tell with breaks on the outlines, although it does appear to have picked up bits of shading quite accurately, as for this technically being my second drawing… I can see the file of my first sketch on the Inkling memory, but the viewer doesn’t seem to want to let me open or view the file. I’ll try and trouble shoot and see if I can get it working.
Next step for me I will work on this sketch with both illustrator and photoshop and see how I can add some colour or smooth it up a bit. I’m still pretty excited about this new toy! :D
Little bit of artwork for a small pack of pencil crayons for a Daycare/infants school I did at work. In the end they had the black and white version so as to only have 1 print colour. (The pack itself was a recycled card brown colour).
Something rather calming about illustrating cute animals :)
Ended up going through about 4 or so major changes in the design but it circled back around similar to the original, so I’ve left them out.
The 2 major issues I was having was fitting the products in without upsetting the overall design, I’ve ended up using them in a ribbon across the design, same as the WINTER/SPRING.
The 2nd issue was the ice pattern on the WINTER bit wasn’t too clear, with some people saying it appeared to be a work surface. Another quick trip to cgtextures later I found a really nice panoramic landscape of mountain peaks. Not necessarily winter as such, but it was the only way I could include snow/ice and have it appear without a doubt as snow.
We were meant to get these last weeks but the printing was delayed so will hopefully be getting them middle of next week now… but will try get a photo up of the printed catalogue, I’m really like this final design.
(If you’d like one of these catalogues or just wish to browse the stuff we sell online, you can go to the Blueprint Promo site)
UV poster for New Years Eve party at the Blue Note.
I actually learned some fun things with this, creating the title text with the 3d tools in Illustrator that I didn’t really know existed (previously I had made 3d myself using the 3d guides).
One thing I find odd/annoying however is that to get certain colour effects to work as I want them I have to have certain things in RGB rather then CMYK, then once they’re done convert them to RGB. I’ll try look into why this is, but as far as I can tell, there isn’t any proper reason you shouldnt be able to do the effects in question!