New Logo for birdbrain graphics

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Hi everyone, I know it’s been a while but I think I’m finally back into the groove now that I’m settled into my new home in Nova Scotia. So let’s get right to it. For this post I’ve decided to make myself a new logo. It’s time for a change. Not that I don’t love the old one but I think it’s time to retire “phat bird”. I went through lots of fonts and ideas then came up with this as my final one. I have 3 samples for my final and I’d love your opinions on which one you think I should use for my new logo. Here are the samples.

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Fun With Photoshop

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It’s been a while but here is my latest Photoshop painting. For this project I found a pattern that tweaked my interest in Filter Forge and used it through the entire painting. I made several different shapes in a number of sizes, then added textures, shadows and reflections. I also made use of the 3D plugin that’s Photoshop CS6.

All in all it was a fun project that took several hours  of time that I should have been using doing house work. Which do you think is more interesting and fun. Hmmmm! Enjoy.

Lines, Colours & Swirls

 

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Fairy Book Samples Part 3

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Fairy book continued:

For this post I have made up another sample page for my fairy book. This was done in the same way as the previous drawing of  the Fairy Queen… using a pencil drawing, then shading with different pencil types (HP, 2B, 6B, 2H, etc.) then scanning to paint in Photoshop. I’ve changed the background and frame from the last entry, so I’m showing the two sets of pages including the Fairy Queen and the new pages of the Fairy Keeper to show how the new background and frame look with both. Please keep in mind that the text on both pages is not the actual story, they are just faded words I added to show how the fonts will look in the finished product.

I am still working on many more drawings and I’m sure they’ll take quite a while to complete. Hopefully I’ll be able to share with you one new  page set a month until I’m ready to write the actual story for each image. Anyway I hope to enjoy my latest creation. Cheers for now!

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Something to Add to My Portfolio

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He everyone. I know it’s been a while but I thought I’d share with you two new logos and business cards I designed in the last few weeks. These were two jobs totally opposite to one another. One being very classic lines and the other very flashy.

The first on is for a contracting company and I thought it should stay fairly clean in design. Here are a few samples shown to the client.

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As you may have noticed, I am showing two samples per idea. The client has a dark grey truck and I thought it would be good to show  the logo  on a dark colour so he could visualize how it might look on his truck. After seeing these samples the client had a few more requests and I came up with the final logo for DBW Contracting and here it is.

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For the second logo (same client, different business) I went for a more flashy concept for the logo. The business is Island Movie Nights, which is a portable movie screen that is hired out for parties and events for outdoor movie events. I had an idea in mind for this one before I even finished my meeting with the client. Here are the samples.

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As you can see in the first two samples I went for a little splash and colour and in the second two for something that evokes the feeling of movies or movie making. Again after the client mulled over these samples, this is what was decided on for the final logo.

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Now I will be adding these logos to my portfolio. I have to say the Island Movie Nights was the most fun to make. I can’t wait to see it on the side of the truck.

For my next blog I will show what was decided on for the business cards for both companies.

Until next time. Be creative!

 

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Fabulous 3D Illustrations by Paul Sherstobitoff

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This month I am featuring 3D Illustrations by Paul Sherstobitoff. Paul has an amazing talent for producing the most exquisite 3D art. Paul has so many beautiful images, I found it very difficult to choose just 9 images. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

Here is a short bio of the artist. Paul began his career in Vancouver, BC as a commercial artist in the early 80’s. Completely self-taught in all of the ways of the airbrush, Vancouver became his stomping ground to perfect and hone his skills. From there he moved to LA where he began collaborating with his airbrush heroes on projects for the entertainment industry. After 5 years in the LA illustration market he began a career in Fine Art where he was soon represented in galleries across US and into Europe. Commissions for the City of LA, Bank of Colorado, VP Disney, Charlie Sheen, Tom Cruise, Mark and Brian, countless Music Industry Execs and Entertainment Dignitaries, etc kept him busy to a point where Paul concentrated strictly on fine art.

Whew! He was one busy guy.

From there he found himself in the world of digital 3D imagery where he has been for the last 15 years and now is back home in Vancouver where he started his journey.

Here is a link to his web site where you can see what else he’s done and also see the process of how he creates some of these images http://www.illustration-3d.com/

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