Found these in my room. They are so old two of these sheets are actually yellow. Desaturated the photo before posting. I don´t draw like this anymore. Yes, I had an anime phase. I´m happy to have finally arrived at a style of my own.
Today I started working on a logo for BIGNETBIGFISH. They created a pop-up/web-based software for businesses to embed in their sites that helps them build their email marketing lists a lot quicker, thus enriching their online marketing strategies.
This brief was exciting for me because they are looking for a mascot to use in both print and web stuff. They also mentioned that they are open to ideas, which is always a huge plus.
In terms of type work, I retraced the one I chose and messed with the kerning, so that I could give it nice effects without making it completely illegible.
Soon I will post the finished logos I submitted.
Dana Tanamachi is a graphic designer and custom chalk letterer that lives in Brooklyn. The following work was created without the use of stencils or projectors. Impressive, huh?
To view more of the artist´s work, visit www.danatanamachi.com
So... I did not win the 99designs.com contest for this veterinary hospital. But it does not matter because I was left with a nice logo for my portfolio. Following are the final logos uploaded. They all got pretty excellent reviews and the last one to the right was finalist. :)
At first I couldn´t believe they went for my little cartoons over the vector silhouettes. It made me very happy to know that knowledgable people still appreciate cartooney illustrations in logos.
This amazing illustrator was born in Chile, studied graphic design and is now working as a freelance illustrator in Berlin.
I´m in love with his style of simple forms and vivid colors.
For more about the artist, visit http://www.artnomono.com/
Have been able to draw by hand for a bit and I wanted to get back into vector illustration (which I love just as much). For vector work, I have different processes depending on what I´m doing. Sometimes I do a rough sketch by hand, scan it and retrace/color it using my computer. Other times that I´m working with silhouettes I take pictures and trace the outlines of the object/animal/person. Others I just start drawing freely with the mouse. Here what I did, was collect a bunch of different inspiring images from the internet (color, shape & style related), placed them all around my illustrator work area, and started freely drawing.
FYI I own no drawing tablet and therefore do all my vector art with a mouse. I have, however, used them at past jobs and will probably get one in the future. I haven´t had a real need for one yet, nor do I think they are completely necessary if one already has enough skills with a mouse.
A little side note: I was watching the bonus features of one of the Mad Men seasons I own a while ago and there was this section about the character illustrations being used in all sorts of official stuff for the show. Dyna Moe, the illustrator of these wonderful cartoons, uses a mouse!
To view the work of this talented artist visit: http://www.nobodyssweetheart.com/
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