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I wanted to create a an illustration as a sample to try to get work from young-adult fantasy book publishers, a market that I’d like to do more work in. I chose a scene with an adventurer in an Aztec-like jungle temple so I could draw some funny and creepy totems - and I even got to sneak a skull in there too! I like to try different styles and themes whenever I can - keeps things from getting stale. I’m happy with how this turned out, and would like to do more in this genre. This design is available for licensing: http://www.flylanddesigns.com/licensing/
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T-Shirt illustration I created of an evil Tiki man surrounded by smoke and pot leaves for the **** apparel brand Bongjour. The shirt is printed on 100% ****, and available in a variety of groovy colors. It was a pleasure working with the folks at #Bongjour. They gave me a lot of freedom with the design, and I’m really happy with how it turned out. Set up for direct-to-garment, full-color printing. You can purchase the shirt here: http://www.bongjour.com/product/****-native-apparel/ To see a process video of me inking this design, visit my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrslISXXeBU To see a process video of how I colored this design, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvRHCw_SaHw
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All-over-print dye-sublimated wrestling singlet design I created for BlueChip wrestling. This design is easily my favorite in the seires, and also the most time-consuming. I illustrated these giant skulls made up of probably a hundred smaller skulls, and lit the whole thing up by their glowing eyes. It was challenging, but I’m thrilled with how it turned out. I created this as part of a series of wrestling singlet designs for BlueChip’s summer catalog. The designs will also be available on fight shorts. I find it so enjoyable working with dye sublimation, because the color and detail reproduction is fantastic, and I don’t have to worry about the head-scratching that comes from working with silk-screen.
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Album cover I illustrated for the Brazilian heavy metal band John Wayne (named after John Wayne Gacy - not the other guy). It was a great pleasure working on this with the band, as they gave me a lot of freedom, and I set upon the design without much planning, and tried to let it flow. This album cover is the first in a set of two albums, that when placed together will form one cohesive image. This album represents the dark side, while the following album will have a similar design, but mirrored, and “lighter.”
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I was hired by Strange Kids Club Magazine to illustrated a promotional poster featuring characters from their upcoming magazine. I loved every second of working on this. If you're strange like me, and born in the 80s, then I don't need to explain what's going on here. The concept revolved around a fictional character called Bronarr, Space Barbarian (!) - loosely based on 80s Saturday morning cartoons like Masters of the Universe, as well as camp classic 70s retro sci-fi/fantasy films like Hell Comes To Frogtown.
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T-Shirt illustration of a pot leaf made of a skull and other abstract shapes. I illustrated this in Manga Studio and colored it in Adobe Photoshop. Set up for silk-screening, usuig four colors.
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This is a fun illustration I created of a tiki man riding a dirtbike for the brand Accidental Broadcast. The brand centers around a popular Youtube personality, Kalani Prince, who films the island of Hawaii from the back of his dirtbike. Kalani gave me a lot of freedom with the design. Since this was the brand's first design, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce his personality as this Tiki character, with an attractive hula girl hanging tight. I also designed the a logo to match the design for his brand.
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T-Shirt illustration of a pack of wild and evil mushrooms I created for a new apparel brand. I illustrated this in Manga Studio and colored it in Adobe Photoshop. Set up for silk-screening, using four colors.
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Zombie T-Shirt I created for Spiral Direct, depicting a pile of zombie hands in the moonlight. It was an immense privilege to work among the talent powerhouse that is Spiral Direct. The design was quite complex, due to all the different hands, and the requirement that it be highly rendered. Drawing hands has always been a challenge for me, so I compiled a mockup of photos of my own hands for reference. Luckily I have skinny little claws for hands!
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Custom caricature characters I illustrated for Tree View Designs, a web development company that specializes in website templates for Doctors. I was tasked with creating a line of characters and simply colored backgrounds that their clients can use to decorate their websites. I was flattered that they invited me to join their team in cartoon form!
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Album cover I illustrated for the young and very talented guitarist Tyler Morris, featuring Tyler fighting off an alien invasion with his rock. The graphics from the album cover were also used on the musicians website design, and will eventually become a mini-comic to distribute with the album.
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Illustration of a gator leaping out of a swamp I created for Great Dane Graphics, in a pitch for the contract for Swamp People, the TV series about people living and working in the swamps of Louisiana. This was the first time I was tasked with drawing a fully rendered alligator, and it proved to be more challenging than I thought to find the right pose.
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Logo design I created for a paintball course in New York called Zombie Survival Paintball. This is a really cool twist on paintball. The course is actually set up with waves of attacking zombies that you have to shoot down to survive. The client hired me to create the logo for the course. I had a lot of fun with this.
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Logo design I created for the professional gaming shop SoPro Gaming, featuring an alien mascot character jamming on his keyboard. The client wanted a mascot that was a bit unusual and help make his brand more recognizeable. We tried out several different mascot sketches before landing on this one with an alien
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T-Shirt illustration I created for my friends at Fit-Out Apparel of a zombie nerd wearing suspenders and learning how to "Get Brain." I experimented a little with a new style for this piece, and I'm really happy with how it turned out. This design was set up for silk screen, with around 5 colors.
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Rod Savely - Over 30 days ago
I love it!
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T-Shirt illustration I created for the Ron Clark Academy featuring their dragon mascot and the four different seals of the school. This design was set up for Direct-To-Garment printing.
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T-Shirt illustration I created of a Pelican on the beach for Mike's Beach Bar. This was a direct-to-garment design, which I really enjoy, because there's no limit to how many colors I can use.
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Rod Savely - Over 30 days ago
well done! :)
Farley Drake - Over 30 days ago
This is Great! Very cool
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Iron Maiden, and the artist behind their amazing artwork, Derek Riggs, have always been a huge inspiration for everything that I do. So I was super excited when I was hired by Listenable Records to create an illustration tribute to Iron Maiden's first album, "Killers," for an upcomming sampler that would be given out at Iron Maiden concerts in Europe. I tried to cram in as much of my own style as I could.
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John Eidukonis - Over 30 days ago
Looks great! Derek Riggs has always been an inspiration to me too. Up the Irons!
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Double-page editorial spread I illustrated for the Canadian DIY magazine HOSS. The magazine features many tv DIY celebrities, and the art director wanted a detailed illustration introducing each of their contributors as caricatures building a house. There were over 18 caricatures that went into this very complex illustration. The magazine prints over a million copies bi-monthly.
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T-Shirt illustration I created for the New York brewing company, Half Time, featuring a crowd of Hop-Heads of many different cultures and species. It was a fun challenge coming up with different characters, and making them look different by blending the limited colors together using half-tones. The design was set up for silk-screening using 6 colors, and will be available in their stores and promotional events.
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This is a mascot and logo I designed for the MMA fighter Umaer "THE HONEYBADGER" Haq. Basing the mascot on the fighter's nickname, I set out to create something that was high contrast and colorful that would be printed on the fighters shorts, used on banners, and on his website.
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Logo design I created for an automotive repair shop and racing company called G&L Diesel, featuring a monster character holding a turbo. The client hired me to create a sharp looking logo and a humorous mascot character. After submitting a few concept sketches, we picked this version of the monster: a horned, and mischievious looking creature holding a turbo and zipped into a racing suit. The logo was provided in several different variations, colors, and formats to maximize the client's usage.
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About Me:
Professional illustrator and graphic designer with 7+ years of experience. Please visit my website (www.flylanddesigns.com) for a complete view of my portfolio.
Location
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, United States