A second illustration produced on commission for the Computer Arts Projects typography issue, which came out today. In style it had to follow my first picture 'Type', although I was allowed to stray further from the style of 'Pimp' in terms of colours and layout. I also had to leave a large space in the bottom right for text and include certain typographical elements, like the keyboard, typewriter and stencils. Again I worked to a very short deadline and although the lettering may look very similar to that in 'Type' nothing is actually recycled from it. Anyway it looks nice in the mag so I'm pleased with the result, the colours bothered me for a while but I prefer them to the first picture now.
A relatively quick piece for me (2 evenings), it is probably my favourite from the last Depthcore pack. Sometimes it helps to stop thinking about what a picture is going to end up looking like and just make it up as you go along, this piece had 0 planning. Photoshop and Illustrator used, I owe a few people stock links:
and someone else for the butterfies and someone for the leaves... can't remember who at the moment though :/ I've started writing my resources down now so I can give proper credits in the future, trouble with these art packs is I release stuff weeks/months after making them
P.S. This lost quite a lot in resizing and compression I feel, so if anyone is interested you can see a full size version here: [link]
All I can say is... I don't get to choose the words! Or the style for that matter, but I managed to get away with trying some new stuff this time anyway.
This is for the front cover of this month's Digital Arts magazine, an issue all about typography.
I spent a long time choosing the actual shape of the letters for this to get some really nice curvy text. I'm a complete sucker for the whole bright pink + green combo by the way. It shouldn't work but it does...
This is a quick piece for Computer Arts, it'll be used to advertise the upcoming typography issue or something like that. I had no choice over the font and found it quite tough to work with as it's so blocky, but it seems that's what's trendy right now.