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Illustration for Baxter Research (via Rigney Graphics). Used for key art, convention booths, postcards and brochures, and even a VW van toy. The process started as a SketchUp model, and went through dozens of rough iterations in Photoshop, and final art versions developed in Illustrator. The result is a layered vector file that can be reconfigured into whatever use case they need it to fit.


 Key art and six-foot standee layout for  Witchblade , the movie.

Key art and six-foot standee layout for Witchblade, the movie.

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Witchblade standee and poster: Standing about 6 feet tall, this life-size standee was produced to help pre-sell international distribution rights and drum up buzz for a potential Witchblade movie. The campaign was successful – rights were secured and buzz was generated – although the movie never got made. Such is Hollywood sometimes.

Since this is pre-production art, I had to composite a stock photo (the head and torso), CGI (legs and feet, rendered out of Poser), and pure Photoshop illustration (for the Witchblade forearm itself).

 Key art and logo design for a comic about Shakespearean characters come to life and committing crimes in the noir style.

Key art and logo design for a comic about Shakespearean characters come to life and committing crimes in the noir style.

 Vector illustration for the DrunkDuck.com holiday card, featuring the cartoon mascots reclining in traditional Southern California wintery style. 

Vector illustration for the DrunkDuck.com holiday card, featuring the cartoon mascots reclining in traditional Southern California wintery style. 

 Art composite for the cover of a fiction anthology book. You can even see the spine cutout in the lower middle. 

Art composite for the cover of a fiction anthology book. You can even see the spine cutout in the lower middle. 

A second edition, showing the typesetting layer and general graphic design.

And without the type layer. Click to enlarge.

Below: Examples of sketches received from art directors, and the resulting Photoshop renderings. Usually these arrive with simple instructions as to what materials they'd like them to look like, and an instruction like, "Make it look spectacular." Which is my favorite brief.

 above: Illustration for Sterling Management, for their newsletter.

above: Illustration for Sterling Management, for their newsletter.

above: Digital watercolor illustration for Sterling Management, for their Christmas card a few years ago. Click to enlarge.