For as long as I can remember, I have always possessed a great fondness for painting and drawing wildlife. Though today many of my professional responsibilities air on the design/interactive side of things, I’m always on the hunt for ways in which I can incorporate my illustrated style. Below are a few illustrations, most created digitally in Photoshop. The very last bird images were all done in water color.
Wunder Posters Series
Inspired by traditional National Park posters, the Wunder Poster Series allowed us to take various weather phenomena and illustrate these conditions for our community. I was tasked with the creation of three different posters, and responsible for creating additional elements to unify the set. Scroll through to get a glimpse of my process and see more of the campaign in the design section of my site.
I always begin first in my sketchbook. These are some quick background studies to help pin down a direction.
Here is the beginning sketch, through grayscale and finally into color.
For Earth Day, the design team at Weather Underground decided to go with a theme of progress. My contribution took the form of a poster. Borrowing heavily from science fiction movies and novels I arrived on this composition. The final size is 18"x24".
Detail shots of final illustrated poster design.
Early structural prop studies.
Once the final sketch was complete I began to work out my contrasts before moving in to color.
Here is a collection of various illustrations used for publication in CSP Business Media and for Weather Underground.