Thursday, May 29, 2008

Best Laid Plans...

An art director requested a couple drawings for a Christmas lintecular ornament. Lintecular is that funny plastic that when moved up and down, you can see a different image. The art director's idea was to have the baby Jesus with his arms out wide in the manager. The alternative image would have Jesus on the cross, with his arms out wide. I added emphasis by having the cross wood an element in the manger scene as well as keeping some of the cloth folds the same. I thought it was a wonderful idea. The plan was scrapped yesterday by the marketing department.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hush Hush

This year I've been fortunate to work on some high-profile projects. Target has graciously allowed me to work on some small, but fun elements promoting their movie tie-in products for Speed Racer, Hulk and most recently Clone Wars. Several other clients have requested me to agree to non-disclosure agreements as well.

So as much as I would love to show you the work, I'll leave you with this fun piece instead... but I won't say who it was for! (:

Monday, May 12, 2008

Illustrator Wizardry

For most of my career, I've been a Macromedia Freehand devotee. Even though Illustrator has been an industry favorite, I remained stubbornly committed to Freehand. Not long after Freehand was bought by Adobe and subsequently discontinued, I realized I simply must make the switch. Now, having made the transition almost a year ago, I'm in love with Illustrator. I especially love the transparency and dropshadow capabilities. To achieve those results in Freehand, I needed to import elements from Photoshop... time consuming and awkward. I also love knowing that Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign are siblings. The transitions are seamless.