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.
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.
Mix tape coverart
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.
For 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.
First sketch with pencil.
Vector 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.
Finally 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.
This was a competition entry for a new wine label and logo. Keywords were: siren, mermaid, feminine, figure, classic. I attempted to make a logo that represented classy feminine curves without being too raunchy. I wanted to make a abstract design that still resembled a mermaid without using too much detail. the label was only a mock up to show how the logo would look like on a bottle.
Logo has later been sold to a osmetics company.
New logo for a website dedicated to to showcase products made by smaller companies from the Americas and Europe that make people less reliant on government and big corporations.
Inspiration for the logo is based on Vytis a king knight from Lithuania. Logo is meant to convey the idea of independence, strenght and resistance.
Decided to let the leaf go for the final version as it gave it a cleaner look.
Ghostbuster-Back to the future mashup-
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.