You may have noticed the lack of any illustrations here in the last few months, and thats because I haven't meaningfully picked up my pencil in the last 5 months due to the fact I'm no longer a (full-time) freelance illustrator.
INSTEAD, I've been churning out dvd covers (and other various graphical design jobs) for a local independent dvd distributor.
Here's just the beginning of some samples of what I've been doing:
PRAYERS FOR BOBBY:
I think this was my first full slick (front, spine and back) and as you can see I pulled out all the stops:
Big floating heads- CHECK!
Film grain textures- CHECK!
Trajan font- CHECK!
It's not a bad straight-to-rental film. It's going to be a stocking filler for mum this year!
While I'm still pretty pleased with my design I prefer the first concept I did (below) but Sales wanted Sigourney there instead of the kid.
KING OF NEW YORK:
This is a pretty cool film with a great supporting cast and Christopher Walken with crazy hair, dancing and shooting his way through.
Heres the final slick:
But likewise, I find one of my earlier versions more interesting:
PETER GREENAWAY boxset:
This is a pretty great collection of Greenaway films and I had the pleasure of designing the outer box:
I also designed one of the films inside:
The company has a "World Cinema"
template that we have to use (which explains the often intrusive use of Kabel font down the side), but my use of the paper texture was eventually rolled out into the other films designs.
Peter Greenaway HIMSELF
has asked for a copy of the boxset, which is pretty cool!More to come!