July 15, 2008

Ocean on the edge

Just finished this poster proposal piece for an ocean science exhibit at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Still a work-in-progress, but it went from sketch to here relatively quickly it seemed like it might be worth posting.

July 3, 2008

Silky Shark


Thought I'd post this process sheet just to blow whatever spontaneity the final silkscreen may exhibit. The concept was sort of a love letter to Los Angeles, the beauty and toxicity of it all, for a three-color silkscreen assignment. At the left are the thumbnail roughs, taking the Super Fly approach for a minute, then something about water, then some type. From there the three rough color sketches revealing how increasingly muddied the idea had become.

Finally I went back to try some ink sketches in the hopes of salvaging it using the limitations of three flat-colors. The far right top and bottom ink drawings became the basis for the black and violet screens, and the cropped final silkscreen, the second from the bottom right was one of the alternate color compositions based off those drawings.