I love your stuff, Michael! Did you do these in Illustrator?
Your stuff looks so good. You didn't do the Pages signboard, did you?Gary C
Richard: thanks, Richard. Nope, I have zero skill at using illustrator, so I did these old-school style -- by hand in ink. I did two separate plates, one for black and one for colour then merged the two in photoshop. The only part that's wholly 'digital' is the clouds in the first illo -- I faked the tapered brush lines using photoshop (I think I just had too much coffee that day and couldn't draw a clean tapered line without a bit of shake).Anonymous: thanks, Gary. Yep, I did the signboard and many of the interior signs at Pages Books. You can check out a previous blog post detailing that signboard's creation at:http://chodrawings.blogspot.com/2006/05/pages-books-signboard.html
these are really, really, really, sweet. these and the last post.
Thanks, Mike! Hope all is going well with you as well -- as always, I dig your art!
looks like you had fun on these!job well done mike.
Beautiful, simply beautiful!!! BTW I'll do an Iron Man for the other blog...See ya!
Great work! I really like the rock texture on these!I saw Nick Derrington last week, had no idea you guys knew each other! I'm pretty convinced that he knows everybody in the biz!
Jason: thanks, Jason. Yeah, this was a fun job to work on. The art director on this project made things very easy and was a pleasure to work with.Marco: thanks, Marco!Stovepipe.net: thanks, dude! Yeah, Nick knows EVERYBODY. He's a great guy and I love hanging out with him and his wife -- too bad they live in TX and are so damn far away. I only ever get to see them at conventions.
Wow!authentic to the era!Very inspirational!
Rock solid, Mike.
Wow, these are great. "corporate/business" illustrations tend to lend themselves to default lameness, but these are delightful.Tim
I'm impressed by your brush and ink technique!What's the original size of these illustrations?I like this series very much, and the couple portrait also (that wonderful coat rendering...) -rz-
Enzo: thanks, Enzo. Much appreciated.Mike Thompson: thanks, Mike -- glad you liked em.Tim Baron: Thanks, Tim. Glad you didn't find these too boring!Roberto: thanks, Roberto. I did these on 11"x14" paper for the most part. A couple were drawn and composited in pieces (due to revisions and such) and so were drawn a bit bigger. I usually don't work too big.
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