Monday, December 22, 2008

Art Jumble Submission 1 (Snow Monster)

I joined The Art Jumble, or more to say they finally let me join. I tried joining earlier in the year with this blog and never heard from them again, then I heard that a couple of my friends were on it and I thought, "hey I'm just as good these guys, they should let me join." So I submitted to join again using my sketch blog instead of this blog and they let me join (whoo hoo! Go trickery!) Now I hope to get one of these done every week, it will probably not turn out that way but I though the same thing about my sketch blog and I seem to be doing pretty good with that one so who knows.

If you don't know what The Art Jumble is then I will explain it is a blog where there is a theme each week and artists who are part of Art Jumble post art work based off of the theme. Pretty Simple.

Here is the first one
The theme was "Snow Monster"

Here is the sketch which I did for my sketch blog last week

Here is the final version that I created all in Photoshop.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Auto Outfits

Here is something that I worked on that you can buy at

The product is accessories for your car to make them look like different holiday animals, such as a Christmas Reindeer, a Halloween Bat, and an Easter Bunny. These are called Auto Outfits and they are sold by AbsolutelyNew where i currently work. My friend Amaya, who was a graphic designer here at the time (she has moved on to bigger and better things at Sony now), absolutely hated the old package design for the Auto outfits, it looked poorly designed and had even worst execution. I forget if this was a project that Amaya got or if this was something we took upon our selves because we had extra time (I used to have a lot of that here at this job, not so much any more) but the packaging needed to be redesigned. So Amaya asked me if i wanted to help her redesign the packaging and i said yes. At first we were planning to do these big complicated illustrations for each design

Christmas Sketch

Halloween Sketch

Easter Sketch

AOF Halloween

AOF Easter

AOF Christmas

However, in the end the Retail guys didn't think that these overly illustrated ones would be the best direction for the product. So I asked (and insisted) that they at least let me change the car, because I didn't like the car. So I inked the Easter Car in Illustrator because they thought that the mini was a cute and slightly generic looking car. I then gave the mini all the different Auto Outfits and then Amaya placed them on to new back grounds and New Packaging was born.

Here are the links to the Auto Outfits that you can purchase online at amazon
Christmas Auto Outfit
Halloween Auto Outfit