November 2011

>California 90420 DVD Wrap Commission – 2nd Draft

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This is the second draft of the DVD wrap design for CatchPhrase Entertainment and New Coast Productions, obviously for the movie California 90420 after a laundry list of changes they wanted. The 2nd draft ended up quite a bit different from the first. As you can see, almost everything was changed in some way and it’s not finished. There are more icons and information that they wanted on the bottom of the back cover but there is no room so I sent them this and I’m leaving it up to them to figure it out. Oh well, you have to give the client what they want. I will hopefully be posting the final draft tomorrow or I think I’ll ask to visit my PayPal account again. :)

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>California 90420 DVD Wrap Commission – 1st Draft

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Tonight I’m posting the first draft of a DVD wrap design concept for the movie California 90420 by CatchPhrase Entertainment and New Coast Productions out of California. I’m sure most of you are familiar with the poster I was initially commissioned to do. It was simple on a white background because it was so huge and they didn’t provide any source images at the size required to create a custom background at that print size. This project is a little more fun because I can create backgrounds from smaller images. I’m not much of a graphic designer so this is a bit out of my element as far as type setting and all but this is my attempt with the limited recourses I have, namely fonts. This is just the first conceptual comp and will change considerably before completion but I just wanted to show what I started with and how it will evolve over time with the clients’ input and added source material. Sometimes I have to just put something together to get the client thinking and deciding on what they really want, so this was a very quick mock-up. I’ll be working on the final product tomorrow and with any luck, have it posted the next day.
Just for kicks, I’m posting the movie trailer below as well as a little info on the movie premiere dates and locations. Enjoy!
Directed by one of the guys that brought you the comedy hit, “Waiting…”, comes the story of 4:20 Somethings; learning, leading, striving and thriving in California’s semi-legalized marijuana culture.
California 90420 will be premiering on the east coast November 4th and 5th at the Asheville Cinema Festival in North Carolina.  (www.ashevillecinemafestival.com)
The west coast premiere will be in Los Angeles on November 19th.  If you are interested in attending this private screening, go to www.facebook.com/California90420.

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>Alan Greenspan ~ A Rare Revisit

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Tonight I’m posting a rare revisit to one of my manipulations of Alan Greenspan or anyone for that matter. I thought this caricature study had potential but the version I did a while back didn’t go as I expected. The original source image which is posted below was washed out with little detail and I didn’t really know what to do with it or how to deal with those issues at the time so I put him on a gradient background which was a banding nightmare. It made me sick every time I looked at it so I decided to rework it just a bit and put him in a new setting. He makes a great subject and I felt it would be a shamed to toss it out, so here is Alan Greenspan IIIV. 
I just finished a movie DVD jewel case design for New Coast Productions so I will probably post that tomorrow. I also finally finished the collaboration piece I did with Jesse Smith of Loose screw Tattoo and delivered it to him today as a gift. It wasn’t enough change to bother posting again. It was mainly fine details getting it print ready. I have another little fun project going on the side that I’ll post in a day or two.
I’m working on a deal with an art magazine who wants me to do a webinar on my work. I’ve turned two of these down already but I think I’m going to accept this one, so all of you who have been hounding me about doing a tutorial and showing my methods, this is for you. There’s a lot involved and there’s the scheduling issue so it won’t be until next year but I’m headed in that direction. It’s been a very long but productive day, so I’m calling it a night guys. Until tomorrow!

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>Joseph Phillips ~ A Caricature Study of a Good Sport

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Today’s post is something I’ve started on Google+ for fun and practice called #SundayDoodle. I will be posting a caricature study or manipulation of some sort that’s just for practice and or fun every Sunday on Google+. This caricature study is of one of my sons from my wife’s previous marriage, hence the last name, Joseph Phillips. I never really cared for those terms, “step child” or “half child”. Joseph has been a really good sport about this and gave his approval to go international with this image. This was a pic from a vacation trip and one of many that bring back some fun memories. I had a lot of fun with this one. I think I’m going to target one of my daughters next. Joseph is all grown up now and has made a fine young man. I’m betting the ladies will be all over him after this post. :) Thanks for being a sport Joseph, and thanks for the “memories”…  :/ Inside joke!

Joseph Phillips Source Image

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>Agnolo Bronzino Portrait of a Bean

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One more to the Bean Series I’m putting together for my Mr. Bean / Rowan Atkinson fans. I know I just used this painting in the Bono post previous to this but I couldn’t resist. This series will be an attempt to bring a little life back into the now retired Mr. Bean character and contribute a little to the memory of this great character as well as paying tribute to an iconic comedian.

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>Ode to Bono ~ a long forgotten Image

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Tonight’s post is kind of random. This is a long forgotten image of Bono that never made it into my blog. It was an old freaking News Photoshop contest entry, so for any Bono fans out there, this one’s for you! I’ll be getting back on some caricature work as soon as I finish a commission I’m working on. Goodnight folks!

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