Thursday, August 30, 2007
dragons and process, oh my!
I think it's about time I post a little design "work." I put work in italics simply because it really doesn't seem like work most of the time. I really love what I get to do.
One thing I always enjoy seeing from others is their process (Paula Becker and Gabi Campanario, in particular, are really terrific at this) and SO, that's what I thought I'd do here.
One of my latest assignments was to create an illustration for a dragon boat race sponsored by Remax. There were few restrictions on the piece which made it both liberating and fun. Also, I felt very lucky to be able to work with such cool subject matter. I'm a big fan of Miami Ink and was excited to get to create my own version of a traditional dragon...even if it wasn't in tattoo form.
Here was my first round of ideas:
The client decided they would like to see more of the boat in the image. The challenge for me was then to decide how to show the boat, but not complicate the image by adding people.
Here was my solution:
...which led to the final version you see above.