Self portrait illustration. Created 100% in Adobe Illustrator.
I created this self portrait as a learning exercise. Thousands of vector points and lines of code created this beautifully accurate and scaleable work of art.
Illustrated book cover. Created using only Adobe Illustrator.
This book cover was created as a exercise to demonstrate realistic 3D effects available in Adobe Illustrator. The goal was to completely fill the space with overlapping objects to create depth and interest.
Rolling Stone logo re-creation.
Often times clients need a sharp vector logo recreated from a photo original. This is an example showing how this can be done. The original was matched perfectly.
Detailed illustration of China Town Festival poster
Created using Adobe Illustrator.
Isometric assembly instruction illustration
Here are a few examples of my print projects. In today's ever changing digital culture, some say that print is dead. I still think it is something magical! As a kid, I grew up running around my brother's print shop. I loved everything about it. The smells, the sounds, the way plain white paper could be transformed into something tangible, beautiful and useful.
A combination of illustration and photo retouching was used to create this work. The robot head was reimagined from the original Metropolis movie to be more feminine and less harsh than the original.
Redesigned book cover for the classic: Grapes of Wrath
PACT poster created for police agency
A few of my recent web projects and Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) apps. Web continues to evolve on an almost daily basis. Today's trends may be passé is short order. DPS has forever changed the landscape of app development, placing the power of publishing to mobile squarely in the hands of designers who are well versed in the de facto page layout program, InDesign.
Retouching. At its best it is never seen, but without this important tool, models would never look as good as they do. Food would not look as mouth-watering as it does on ads and menus. Striking the correct balance is key. Too much, and a person can become unrecognizable. When done correctly, it can make an otherwise boring photo "pop" to life.
3D visualization created completely in Photoshop using a scanned carton and an imagined scene.
Black and white original photo colorized
This black and white photo was hand colorized using photoshop and many series of painted layers to visualize what it might have looked like in color.
Black and white colorized
Photography is able to capture moments in time and freeze them to be enjoyed forever. From this perspective, it is a truly magical form of art. Here are a few of my works spanning my career as an artist.