This was a website/branding project for a current client, but towards the end of the project we decided to go another direction. Current direction is still being decided but in the meantime wanted to share these characters as I was quite happy with how they turned out up to this point. I rarely do rounded full on characters like this, but I did enjoy the process and it got me sketching pre-vector, which has been the first time in a long time.
The idea was to have different characters/animals representing different aspects of Portland, Oregon. This all worked into the client's website to help promote a fun and unique atmosphere. Each page had it's own theme and core character along with a sub/supporting character.
Will eventually post the new direction that we took with the client.
Maleficent is easily one of my favorite movie villains, and since I almost never do fan art, I figured I'd give it a go. This piece is of course based on Disney's Maleficent character and a mixture of The Last Vampire Astronaut and Go To Sleep Citizen. I also envisioned Maleficent as some sort of vampire sorceress with her rather vampire-esque appearance and her shape shifting ability. This piece reflects that.
This is a compilation of my favorite elements from my past 3-4 patterns. This design will be available for purchase as wallpaper, iPhone case, sneakers and more. This will also be 1 of the core wallpapers in my upcoming wallpack (available soon on BloodSweatVector)
Will try and get better pics soon. This was a recent project for Adidas Originals. It is a 20'x5' billboard design. It was showcased on their display at the Project, Las Vegas Show 2010 this month. The stipulations were to use the traditional Adidas blue and for the design to include the phrase "Celebrate Originality". Big thanks to HappyLucky. Full details at [link]
First personal project in a long time. Recently took most of the last 2 months off. Just recently moved my studio space and found it's helped with my creativity. A chunk of new characters/elements and a few old ones. Shoes available from Artsprojekt [link] in the next 24 hours.
Client: Sierra Magazine Art Direction: Jared K. Nickerson & Tracy Cox Illustrations: Jthree Concepts
This was a fun project as it allowed me to explore an older style of mine from a few years back. Core style of course inspired by classic character design and animation. The idea was to have each core element it's own sticker, but in the end the idea didn't pan out. So instead the sticker idea was used as the intro page to the article and then some of the remaining characters used throughout the 10 page article.
Special thanks to Tracy Cox at Sierra Magazine.
Full details on Behance [link](10-Coolest-Schools)/2037507