Friday, May 26, 2017

Freelance illustration, Illustrator for hire, illustration, artwork freelance
• SUMMER CIDER & MORE •
One of the most enjoyable sides to my commissioned work is designing and illustrating beer clips. I've now clocked up well over 300 pump clips and labels for a handful of breweries, both large and small.
One of the most recent is this cider clip designed for Holden's brewery in the midlands.
Watch out for the distinctive shield shaped clip. The name and story comes from the ancient nobility that were given special self-ruling privileges in exchange for their guarding and protecting the border 'marches' that separated Wales from England.
Also shown here is my Toffee Porter clip also for Holden's.
image shows picture of beer clip for Holden's Marcher Lord's cider

image shows picture of beer clip on a bar for Holden's Marcher Lord's cider

image shows beer clip Holden's Toffee Porter beer


image shows beer clip on bar Holden's Toffee Porter beer


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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

• A LITTLE BIT OF BLING FOR CARS •
About 6 months ago I worked on a small, but significant, portion of this new game box for Disney Pixar's 'Cars' franchise. Again, another great commission from Forrest Pruzan in Seattle. Thanks guys.
I made use of some of the chrome filters available via Photoshop and blended a few results together as well as working over th top of these to get a softer silver/chrome effect.
Firstly here's the version that I was sent. It needed 'beefing up' but in a style that would match the 'Cars' franchise logo.


Disney Pixar Cars design work, Hot Frog Graphics illustration for Disney Pixar, Cars game box design work, chrome logo for Disney Pixar Cars game

And here's a small selection of the versions I submitted. Getting feedback from the client as we honed in on just the right look. Some were too dark, some had too much reflected colour. The chrome filters in Eye Candy for Photoshop are excellent but often need a little tweaking.

Disney Pixar Cars design work, Hot Frog Graphics illustration for Disney Pixar, Cars game box design work, chrome logo for Disney Pixar Cars game

My minimal notes accompanied each visual and version K was the chosen logo.

Disney Pixar Cars design work, Hot Frog Graphics illustration for Disney Pixar, Cars game box design work, chrome logo for Disney Pixar Cars game, chosen logo design


Disney Pixar Cars design work, Hot Frog Graphics illustration for Disney Pixar, Cars game box design work, chrome logo for Disney Pixar Cars game

Can't wait to try out the actual game when I manage to spot a copy.
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