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.