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.
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.
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….
So, I had a dream a while back where I opened the window and was face to face with a great white. I did a quick web search and found a good picture of a Great White Shark and then took and edited a photo of my window. Ho much would you freak out if this welcomed you in the morning?
Sometimes it gets a little drab around an office environment. So, the other day I decided to draw a morale boosting squirrel on the white board.
I am a total dinosaur nerd. So, This is a sign that I envision seeing around Jurassic Park. It was created using a combination of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. I created the entire image from scratch. Don’t pet the Raptors…..
I was dredging through some stuff and found this from a while back. We had a Cinco De Mayo Party at the office and I was told to make a small poster. My goofy sense of humor got the better of me. Used Adobe Photoshop.
Since doing the Ditch Day Massacre poster, I have been toying with other ideas for posters. These are just based on a concept for a movie that I came up with called “The Pier” I just ran with the idea and came up with these two mock-ups. The pier pilings were from a photo that I took and the rest were obtained via web searches. Both the posters were created using Adobe Photoshop.
I recently took a trip to the Irvine Zoo. It is such a tiny little place, but a fun little afternoon trip. Here are some of the photos from the trip. Most of the animals are indigenous species but there are a few exotics ones here and there.