Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Birthday Card

I haven't been on here in a while, so I thought I'd post a quick update. My Grandpa Henry turned 94 in April, and in honor of that, I created a little card/badge of honor of him.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Blaze and Zorro

My dogs are a constant source of entertainment, so I took a little inspiration from them for this week's blog projects.

First up is Blaze, my little red toy poodle. I wanted a very retro, '50s look for him.

And now Zorro, our Fox Terrier mix. I went for a more rustic, outdoorsy look for him.

I ended up having two wildly different ideas for Zorro's seal, and I like them both. Here's the second one, a much more modern, technology-inspired logo.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Robin Hood

I'm fairly certain I drove my parents insane watching Disney's Robin Hood over and over (and over and over) when I was a kid. I revisited the movie this week (I've been whistling ever since) and was inspired to do a couple posters.

First up, our villain, King John:

And now our hero, Robin Hood:

Friday, February 17, 2012

Valentine's Day

Here's a quick Valentine's card I made for my husband. It was inspired by the Weezer song "My Best Friend," which Blain put on a playlist for me when we were dating.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Old Tilman

I love to read, and I've immersed myself in the world of Honor Harrington (written by David Weber) lately. It's a great military sci-fi story, centered around the adventures of Honor Harrington, a navy starship captain. While reading the books, I really wanted to do something to show my love for them, and I latched onto the idea of designing a label for Honor's favorite beer. So, without further ado, here's my design for Old Tilman.

And here's an ad for Old Tilman, just because I was having so much fun with the project.

I made the labels and bottlecap in Illustrator. I made the ad (including the beer bottle) in Photoshop.

A few random notes: The date 1471 is actually about 3574 according to our calendar. Dating in the book starts over when the first colony ship leaves Earth in 2103. The three stars in a triangle represent the three planets of the original Star Kingdom of Manticore, and are part of the insignia for an admiral in the Royal Navy.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Week 4

Here it is, my final Halloween piece. Here's week 1, week 2 and week 3.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Week 3

It's the third Friday of October, which means it's time for the third post in my Halloween series. Check out the first and second posts in the series, too.