I made this a little while back to honor Patrick Willis as he was retiring. I believe that athletes should be allowed to make the decision of retirement not just when they’re played out and not able to compete, but to have a higher quality of life for post-retirement. In his retirement announcement, Willis talked about not being able to give that “wow” to the fans, but also about having the ability to play with kids, play pickup basketball, or even walk without a limp. I love that he’s thinking about the future, and not just about how much money he could make, or how famous or noteworthy he can be.
Just watched Edge of Tomorrow and thoroughly enjoyed it. I rented it thinking that it would just be a fun movie, but I thought it was really well done. Emily Blunt’s character was a good mix of strength and humanity, and I really liked that she didn’t just throw herself at Tom Cruise’s character.
I did a little illustration of Chihiro and No-Face from Spirited Away.
This movie has one of my favorite scenes ever in a movie. I’ve never watched a scene that was paced so slowly, that was so intense. I made an illustration using DMesh, Illustrator, and Photoshop. I wish I could find the designer that made that type lockup to give them credit, but I just updated the typeface and added some texture to it.
On any given day, there are a couple of these guys hanging out on our balcony, eating seeds.
Last time I posted an illustration of an iconic image it was of Michael Jordan in the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest. This time it’s the well known shot of Muhammad Ali after knocking down Sonny Liston in 1965. I used DMesh and Photoshop, with some watercolor texture courtesy of Katie. I’m pleased with how it turned out. Before I got a chance to blog this, I showed my coworker and he wanted a print. I shot a picture with my phone to include in this blog post. And for the first time ever, I’m making this available as a wallpaper download!
iPad with Retina display
What if The Count counted backwards? Would he start at “nine?”
Katie and I decided to print the poster that I made of Mt. Fuji, but it needed a companion poster for where we wanted to hang it. We talked about a couple different things that would go well with the iconic mountain, and decided eventually that the statue of the little mermaid in Copenhagen Denmark would be a good fit. We weren’t sure if it would work graphically speaking, since the scale is way different, but decided it was worth a shot.
I’m really happy with how they turned out, we printed and hung them up, pictures to come!
P.S. Slade and Dallas’ wedding was awesome, I’m so excited to edit pictures and put them up, stay tuned!
I love Hokusai’s Great Wave, from his series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji. I wanted to play around with DMesh, so I figured I would throw it in there and see what happened. Delaunay triangles are everywhere in design and illustration these days, and DMesh is a pretty easy way to mess around with it. Check it out, the regular, non pro version is free on the Mac App Store. Oh and I added some quick textures in Photoshop.