Back to basics

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Latley I have been finding myself working way too much directly on the computer.

Descided to take som time and do some rough pencil sketches just to get the feeling of drawing on paper again.

I think its important not to forget about the basics as this helps a lot when vectorizing and digitilizing artwork later.

I find that when sketching and creating artwork directly on photoshop or illustrator it is easy to suddenly get very mechanical and loose flow when drawing.

It’s been a while since I put time with pencil and paper and found that I was really out of practise and had to consentrate more than before to get things as as I imagined.

Cover art For Nico D mix-tape

 

Nico D is a french/norwegian reggae artist based in Oslo Norway.

I wanted to make a cover that represented the mix-tape and his background.

The layout shows 4 turntables that feed into a mixtape at the bottom. On the top 2 turntables there are 2 icons depicted to represent the artists roots. The holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo and the eifel tower in paris.

The overall layout builds on text over the portrait that resembles a crown and design elements around the portrait that are influenced by africa, reggae and music in general.

NicoMix2 Screen Shot 2016-02-23 at 13.32.41 vector artwork in illustrator

Mix tape coverart

Mix tape coverart

Mixtape cover alt version

Mixtape cover alt version

After sketching I layed out the design in illustrator.

Finally I did the finnishing touches in photoshop to give the artwork a worn down/rusty look.

 

Jazz Fest Poster

JazzPoster2For this project I wanted to create a basic Layout with a eyecatching illustration that represented Jazz visually, with sombre relaxing colors and a dynamic figurative abstract feel to it.

JazzSketchFirst sketch with pencil.

vectorJazzVector artwork in Illustrator.

For the characters I only used solid black and Purple to highlight the main features.

Background is made up of several transparent irregular shapes to give a dynamic feel that moves in the opposite direction of the musicians. This helped gain the Jazzy feel I was lookng for.

Screen Shot 2016-02-12 at 15.50.50Finally I added the illustration from illiustrator to a basic layout in indesign to get correct allignment for the text and imagery. From Indesign the poster is prepared for print with the correct values of bleed and colors.

Applying Philosophy to Design

SlavePoster  A Poster for a humanitarian cause.
 Poster to create awareness against human trafficking.
The Poster is inspired by propaganda posters from the modernist era put in a contemporary context.

Ghostbusters T-shirt Print

 

Ghostbuster-Back to the future mashup-

Ghostbuster-Back to the future mashup-

 

 

T-shirt

Commission T-shirt design.

Only instruction given was to make a mash-up of two iconic 80’s movies.

Doc and Morty dressed up as ghostbusters with marshmallow man and the Delorean.

Vector art created in Illustrator. Used a pyramid type design for the composition and as few colors as possible without loosing imagery to make it easily printable.