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Band poster, magazine cover, and some other junk...

Post by Mike Laughead » Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:31 pm

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A poster for STS9.
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An aborted first attempt at the poster.
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A line drawing that I ended up not using for the poster.

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Cover for the BYU-Idaho Summer Activities Magazine.

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A couple of spot illustrations.
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Post by campy22 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:26 pm

WOW!
Those two first ones kick ass. I really really like your style. There's a certain whimsical feel to it, with an edge that just rubs me the right way.
Hop..new desktop! Great job Mike!

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Post by Frank Stockton » Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:37 pm

Everything looks good but that first piece rocks. You knew what you were doing putting it first. I really, really like that first piece.

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Post by sam » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:33 am

great pictures ! i really like your unique style !

it's hard to pick a favourite, but i think i'll also say the first one and the one with the musicians in the park. that one has a nice summer feeling to it.

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Post by Mike Laughead » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:34 am

I'm really happy with the first piece as well. I realize that most or all of my stuff ends up cute, but I want to be able to do work for the children's market (aka stuff my wife actually likes) and also work for band posters, t-shirts etc. (aka stuff my art buddies actually like.) I hope to be able to get work with both styles.
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Post by mr cow » Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:40 am

these are so amazingly cool. those first two are the absolute best.
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Post by pconrad » Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:09 am

Yep...I like it all...but those first two really rock!

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Post by agent44 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:05 pm

Superb. Make a freakin' comic with that tree guy and the black ghost with the wings.

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Post by niftylite » Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:01 pm

i agree with everyone ~ the first and second are amazing!! i love the colour and the wood-ish effect :D amazing!!! does anyone know where i can find a decent photoshop tutorial for that lovely screentone/print effect used for the cloud shadows in the first piece?? :)

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Post by Mike Laughead » Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:24 pm

niftylite wrote:does anyone know where i can find a decent photoshop tutorial for that lovely screentone/print effect used for the cloud shadows in the first piece?? :)
I had to take the layer with the white and convert it to a bitmap with the setting on halftone dither. I then put that layer back in the image. Is there an easier way?
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Post by niftylite » Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:40 pm

oh brilliant! thanks :) i'd been trying to do it with the halftone filter :roll: i'm such an amature...hehe

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Post by Capo » Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:31 am

All great, well, no wait, the jar guy's a pretty weak concept (even though he's, uh, strong), the first 2 kick stylized ass and should get made as a cartoon, plane guy is funny, and lastly I've got a lot of time for the redhead muso with the big calves.

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Post by Mike Laughead » Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:38 am

Capo wrote:All great, well, no wait, the jar guy's a pretty weak concept (even though he's, uh, strong), the first 2 kick stylized ass and should get made as a cartoon, plane guy is funny, and lastly I've got a lot of time for the redhead muso with the big calves.
I agree that the pill guy is a weak concept. On that one I was told what to draw and I just drew it... no input from me.

Thanks on the rest. And my wife (who is the inspiration for the redhead) is flattered that everyone seems to like how she looks.
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Post by matthewart » Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:38 am

I can't stand it... that tree guy... sooo cool.
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Post by Muffin » Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:11 pm

Mike, these are soooo goood!! Seriously, I dig this big time. Thanks for making and sharing and please keep it up.
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