Yeah, I’m a Star Wars Nerd

This Is a photo of a seaplane I took a few years back.  For some reason I decided it would be cool if Darth Vader were to park his star destroyer over Lake Washington and pay a visit to Seattle.  If only this could happen, it’d be so cool!

 

Messing around with some random Photoshop techniques

Last night I decided to mess around with a “flaking” technique in Photoshop on an old photo I took.  Turned out pretty cool.

Messing around with am image from a short story I have been writing.

So,  years ago I had a crazy nightmare.  I woke up in the middle of the night and decided to write it down.  I then had a series of follow up dreams that seemed to fall into line with the original. I have now compiled most of them into a 14 page long short story.  I am planning on continuing this story in the future.  Who knows where it will go.

The image I have been creating could be used as a cover but at this point simply conveys the feeling of the original dream.

One image is a photo I took on a hike of my hiking buddy,  the second is the current rendition of the cover.

 

 

American Overland Brew Co.

I was recently commissioned to do some logos for an up and coming brewery based out of Arizona.  The themes are that of an offroading and rugged lifestyle set on the old Overland Trail in Arizona.

 

Grateful Hunter

Tonight I decided to just mess around with some logo ideas. Here is one that I came up with.  The last one is just something for fun.

Novel Cover Design Finished

I was recently commissioned to do the cover of a novel by a local writer Named Jeremy Deconcini.  This his his third book in the series about an ex FBI agent named Ben Adams.  Jeremy is particularly proud of this book and said that it is his best work to date.  I was honored when he asked me to work with him on a design.

This job was particularly fun.  The first part was taking the photographs for the main character on the front.  We drove to the desert and snapped a few good shots and then went on an awesome hike.

It isn’t often that a writer uses themselves as the cover art.  This time though, I feel like it worked very well.

I then went to work collaborating with the author on what he wanted and we went through a series of drafts with the end result shown below.  It was a great project and he and I are both happy with the result.

 

 

Arachnid office visitor

So, I got to my office this morning and looked up to see a make Daring Jumping Spider on my wall.  I figured that an office is no place for this little guy so I caught him and am going to release him later on today into a garden.  I couldn’t resist taking a quick photo though the green on the cheliserae is beautiful.

 

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Ditch Day Massacre Poster Redesign

Well, the original design for the Ditch Poster went over very well but I was asked to do a slight revamping to modernize it a bit.  I was told to keep the text basically the same but change the focal image.  I took a photo of the prop axe from the movie and came up with these two designs.  I think they came out pretty nice, yet bloody….