There's never a bad idea. It just hasn't found its rightful place. Here's some quick tips to kickstart a shelved project.Read More
A rough sketch concept with a classic story with a twist. What if the "Great Pumpkin" is protecting her young, while we are so cavalier to steal them for our sadistic amusement? Sometimes the root of inspiration can come from old favorites (look at mythology and the close links to gods from other cultures!). But also, a great villain or antagonist often develops from seeing their point of view. While this creature is horrifying and the inspiration of ghost stories abroad, she is nothing more than nature protecting her species.
Print's not dead. Neither are business cards. Here's why.Read More
There are just some old stories that stick. While many reminisce of classic books and films, video games have found their way into fond memories of haunting and inspiring tales of good and evil. The simplicity of Blizzard's epic mythology within Diablo had humble beginnings: a hack-n-slash RPG with a hero descending deeper into dungeons, and finally into Hell itself to take on the Lord of Terror himself.
The original game back in the old days of Windows 95, had a beautiful instruction manual of the sleek black cover of the fiery title, with its ominous namebearer looming over staring you down. Inside was a black and white instruction manual, but it also TOLD the story. Ancient journal entries from an old hermit, a letter of caution from the highest authority to an arch bishop strayed from the light, an introduction of the eternal conflict between the dark and the light.
This quick sketch is a quick study of values, a tormented soul driven into madness from power and corruption. His tale can resemble other figures in literature who were high in stature, but sided with evil (Saruman, anyone?). A quick profile of the catalyst to the downfall of Tristram and the rise of Terror bestowed upon Westmarch.
A step-by-step to creating this devouring dragon!Read More
A strange dream led to a great story concept and logo design.Read More
It feels good to sketch and draw again. And I feel I'm off to a good start with this one. Simply "Swallowing Whole" is the notion of insatiable appetite, or greed, becoming our own demise. More to come on this one!
Two mobile games came out this month. Only one's coming out alive! Run to the hills, Pikachu!Read More
Building a brand is all about consistency from your presentation to your product. At AlphaGraphics Westlake, we did just that for Simply Organic Laundry.Read More
A new client in the Design ER needed a brochure pronto. Someone in professional sports needs a professional look.Read More