Friday, April 16, 2010

IPA anyone?




This was a "food product" design for styles and concepts class. In light of all the bizarre beer labels out there, I thought it would be fun to design one of my own. I drew the heads with pencil and painted up the rest in Photoshop.

Anyone ever had trouble with desaturated images after posting them on Blogger? This came out a little better after making some tweaks, but it is still missing some of the vibrancy I had with the original image. Any suggestions?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ripped and Hairy

Well, the Captain's finally grown some hair and I recently finished grooming his massive pythons. I have to say, the fake bear hair that we're using is simply amazing. Here's some shots of how the pattern was made for cutting the hair. It comes in huge, expensive rolls that resemble a rectangular bear skin rug:






This will be similar to the viewer vantage point as he will stand over 8 feet tall:




As with many illustration methods, sometimes the stages in between start and finish aren't always the prettiest. The chest and arms here are no exception. Here's a couple shots of the arms before attaching hands and fur. The skinning was done by taking paper towels that had been submerged in dyed latex and wrapping them over the foam sculpture. The chest does look comically small compared to the arms at this point; however, the chest only serves as an armature because it will be entirely covered by his costume.