Wednesday, February 25, 2009 is LIVE!

My new Robbvision website is finally up. I actually designed it a few years back but finally got my portfolio together to hand over to my programmer buddy, Jason. I have quite a bit of material on there. You can view my watercolor paintings, some samples from my published children's books, sketches, and inked works. I also have a fantasy section too which features a lot of my fan art. Please check it out and tell me what you think! The Fishin' Tiger over to the right is my official, unofficial mascot. You can see him on the opening page.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Crawlspace Radio Show Flyers

A while back I designed some flyers for my longtime buddy Tombstone's internet radio show on The show is called "the Crawlspace" and is on Wednesday nights. It is a very fun, hilarious, and more adult orientated show, featuring a great variety of music. I had such a blast with these because he told me to come up with anything I wanted, but wanted them in a grungier style. I've always had a fascination with music or concert flyers, but never got to design real ones. These flyers are comprised of a mix of my own hand-rendered text, as well as as Flyer fonts. We are packing a lot of info in these little guys, but they still retain their simplicity in the mostly hand-created elements.

Crawlspace-Brains Flyer

I liked how the edges turned out on this one, as well as the Crawlspace logo in the screaming mouth. This one was the simplest of the group.

Crawlspace-Mr. Bones Flyer

For this flyer, I went with a reversed out pencil sketch and vectorized it. It took on a nice rough feel. I've always loved skeletons. I also incorporated some hand rendered text.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Making Winter Fun?

I live in a fairly cold climate where the winters are very long. This year we've had record snowfalls as well as several long lasting bouts of zero degree temperatures. I've used my snowblower more times this past winter than I've had in the past two years. I've been trying to battle "cabin fever" by thinking of fun things to do with my family, and since I'm not much of a winter sports guy, that can be difficult to do. Speaking of a "fun" winter activities, here is a little fantasy painting I did a couple years ago. I'm not sure why the purple flying gators are there, I think it was something I envisioned as I was falling asleep. Anyways, I had a great time with the randomness and bright color palate of this painting. Maybe the icy air will give spark some more weird ideas. After all, it's only the beginning of February...and a long way to go till May.