El Submarino

Good friend and former bandmate, Pete, came to me about making some artwork to go with a collection of new songs he wrote and produced. I love working on passion projects with people! There’s less pressure of a looming deadline and typically there’s more room to explore creative directions. Pete did have a concept for the cover art which helps during the exploration phase of brainstorming. The final version combines Pete’s concept mixing with abstract doodling landscapes that I had been exploring for a while. The original artwork was done with ink and colored pencil on mixed media paper. I then scanned the artwork and created a few color variations in Photoshop for Pete to choose from. While we were communicating back and forth, he also mentioned the idea of creating a logo for his music – challenge accepted! I don’t say no to too many requests:) Check out Pete’s music HERE.

God of wine

Dionysus was the god of fertility and wine, later considered a patron of the arts. He created wine and spread the art of viticulture. He had a dual nature; on one hand, he brought joy and divine ecstasy; or he would bring brutal and blinding rage, thus reflecting the dual nature of wine. He was depicted as either an older, bearded god or an effeminate, long-haired youth. His attributes included the thyrsos (a pine-cone tipped staff), a drinking cup and a crown of ivy. He was usually accompanied by a troop of Satyrs and Mainades (wild female devotees).

Really enjoyed working on this wine label for Geneva Winery. Was happy with the final version.

“Let us eat and drink – for tomorrow we die.”

The Inappropriate drummer

Good friend, bandmate, drummer extraordinaire, Lee Diamond asked me to create an image of him beating the drums for his latest project – swapping out the drumming of his favorite songs and replacing them with heavy metal drumming. I had just recently began exploring After Effects and this was a perfect project to help a friend and learn along the way. He was happy with the final product, and I enjoy following my friend’s latest endeavors on his YouTube channel. Check him out here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2VTRW2bG9Q