The idea for this came from a Tweet that I had made after hearing multiple people use the shortened colloquial form of “totally.”
If you ask most creative or artistic people if they like their own work, you’ll probably get a head shake or some sort of sound that is less than positive in response. One of my goals is to be able to look back at projects or illustrations that were completed a few years ago and ask myself how I feel about them. Hopefully, I’ll be able to say how much better they could have been if I attempted them now.
The illustrations above are gifts I gave to my sister of my nephew and nieces on each of their first Christmases.
In this entry, I’m going to feature a group of t-shirt designs that were created as personal projects.
The first is an entry to a contest the Arizona Diamondbacks held. The winner would have his or her design produced and handed out as a giveaway. The parameters stated that the team colors of cream, red and black must be the only inks used. My concept was using the snake logo that appeared on the team’s uniforms and a baseball bat to form a medical caduceus.
I placed in the top ten finalists and we were all given recognition on the Jumbotron at Chase Field before a game.
A few years ago I was able to create some illustrations for a website called GrumbleRumble.com. I was tasked with creating a mascot they could use to represent different aspects of their end users conflicts that needed resolution. The client provided me with free reign to generate ideas that were fun and cartoony to fill his need. He tended to lean towards athletic poses, so I developed the concept in that direction.