Thursday, May 28, 2015

SHAKESPEARE POSTER

As the graphic designer for The Gamm Theatre, one of my annual duties involves creating the GSI (Gamm Summer Intensive) poster for the high-school student acted and produced double feature of Shakespeare plays. It's always a challenge to create a single image for both productions. It's also a challenge to fit in the work for the project into my normal two-day work week at the theater. For the past three years, I deliberately created the images using graphic illustration/design as opposed to fully rendered illustration because it saved time. But this year I've been anxious to try a new style in my own illustration work and decided to turn this poster into an opportunity to experiment with the look and feel I had in mind. It was a great learning experience and I hope to continue to develop my ability to work in this style. You can expect to see something similar with the next few illustrations I have in the pipeline.

Here is the finished image and poster:



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS NOWHERE (DOODLEPAINTING)

NEW DOODLE: "In The Middle of This Nowhere" is complete. As always, prints (5x7=$10, 8x10=$15) and the original painting ($250) are available in my Etsy shop.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SHAKESPEARE SKETCH

I'm happy to be illustrating at my day job this week. Most of what I do as a graphic designer for The Gamm Theatre is limited to digital graphic design, but each summer I create a poster to promote the dual shows performed by the youth summer acting program. This year's double header is The Taming of the Shrew and The Winter's Tale. It's always a healthy challenge to create a single poster to represent both shows and this year was no different. Here is the sketch, with the final fully illustrated version expected later this week.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

DEPARTURE (DOODLEPAINTING)

NEW DOODLE: "Departure" is complete. As always, prints (5x7=$10, 8x10=$15) and the original painting ($220) are available in my Etsy shop.