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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bosses Day Card

This card is currently out at Target for Bosses Day. The lettering is to go above the clipboard. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Halloween Hamster Stickers

Detail Images:

The Hamster is back and he is ready for Halloween. You can find him in the Halloween section at all Target stores.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Halloween Bat Flipbook Greeting Card


Flipbook Animation Test:

This card is currently out at all Target stores. I created two of these 10 framed flipbook cards which was very challenging concidering I had to complete both of them in a very short time span. I hope everyone who see's this post has a chance to see them in the stores. The concept is great! I am not sure who came up with the card format but, it is genius. The animation frames are on the inside of the card and are triggered or flipped when you pull on the tab. I know the animation is very robotic but, that is how committee told me to set it up. They felt that it made the animation smoother as a flipbook.

Halloween Cat Flipbook Greeting Card


Flipbook Animation Test:

Here is the secound Halloween Flipbook Greeting card. I hope you all like it.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ghost In Pumpkin Stitched

This card was created in Photoshop. I scanned in all the textures and altered the colors using the Channel Mixer. I created the patterns in the fabric using Pattern Overlay in the Layer Style, and made a variety of brushes that I used for the stitches. I know it seems funny to hear a guy say this but, I enjoy creating this digital stitching technique. I hope everyone else likes it too.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pumpkin Car



This cards front has the pumpkin cars eye's cut out to see the cat and mouse on the inside. I liked the technique so I thought I would share it with everyone.

Halloween Princess Bear #2

This was the second time I was asked to create a girl bear dressed up as a princess for Halloween. The style is very different from the first time. If you would like to check out the original click here

Monday, September 13, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake Glimmerberry Ball Retouching


Not Retouched:

This is the second Strawberry Shortcake 3D DVD cover that I retouched. I didn't have to clean this image up as much as the first one. The first image with the purple is what I retouched for American Greetings. The second image is what I was given. I also cleaned up the back and disc label art as well.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Random Characters

It feels like forever since I have been able to create and experiment on my own! With this piece I wanted to play with character design. I hope everyone enjoys them as much as I had creating them.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Cute Pets Sticker Sheets



When I was first given this assignment, I didn't realize how challenging it would be. I was asked to create 24 cute pet stickers (12 pets in 2 poses.) No problem I thought, until I read no puppies or kittens. The two most popular pets were out. It took me forever to come up with those 12 but, I finally did. They were:

01. bunny
02. hamster
03. snake
04. mouse
05. ferret
06. parakeet
07. gold fish
08. duckling
09. turtle
10. frog
11. hermit crab
12 tropical fish

The next challenge was how to make pets like a hermit crab and ferret cute. Boy, was I happy when I was finally finished. So far I have had a lot of really positive comments from people at my work on the characters and the one Mouse character has been used on two up and coming greeting cards.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

School Bus

This design was created as a 1st day of school card. The side windows are cut out on the front so you can read the lettering printed on the inside. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Military Cards & Photo Holder

For Dad:

For Mom:

I was recently given the task of creating cards that children can send to their Mom or Dad serving in the military. They can also include a photo of themself on the inside where their is a photo frame that they can color. The lettering for this design was changed later so it will look a little different in the stores.

God bless each and every member of our military and their families. My prayers are with all of them.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Dad & Daughter In Car



Well, here it is! The missing card from the series I created for Fathers Day Innovation. I guess I must have just over looked it the first time I went to Target. I hope everyone likes the series it is one of my favorites so far.

With this design, I wanted to change the color of the ocean compared to the other card in this series posted below. I felt that it would be too close to the sky color. As for the daughter in this card, I am often accused of making my characters look like my oldest daughter Natalie. This is completely unintended. It is still funny to me. Just thought I'd share!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Dad & Son In Boat



This card was part of a series I turned in for Fathers Day innovation. The other design hasn't been picked up yet but, I will be sure to post it when it does.

I know a lot of people have no idea how much time and thought goes into creating a greetig card so, I thought I would try to explain this design a little better to show everyone exaclt what I mean.

With this card I wanted it to have an unusual layout. Or at least something different than our usually kids greeting card layout. I have found that most of the time the best art for a greeting card is on the front with little or no art on the inside. In this case the inside has the best art along with the energy and interaction from the characters. Leaving the person buying the card with a better and lasting impression.

I hope this explains my thought process a little better and that everyone enjoys
this design as much as I had creating it.

Hamster Stickers

Detail Images:

With this design I was asked to create hamster stickers in my highly rendered style. I was also told the hamster characters would be printed on small foamy-like pieces placed inside bubble stickers that looked like hamster balls and hamster wheels. They wanted them like this so the foamy pieces could roll around in the bubble stickers. I know it sounds confusing but, I hope all of you understand.

As for the second image, I wanted have a bigger version of the characters. That way you could see the detail that went into each of them.

You can find these stickers at all Target stores right now.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pirate Bunnies

This card really hits home with me. I have three little girls and they all make me laugh. I had so much fun creating this card. It was well received at American Greetings and I hope everyone enjoys this as much as I had creating it.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sea Creatures Stickers

This sticker sheet is currently out at Target. I was asked to create cute sea creatures with 6 big rolly eyes and 6 small ones, intermixing them. I digitally painted in the rolly eyes to show everyone how the final piece looks in stores. If by chance the rolly eyes fall off, I have designed eye's under them. I had a lot of fun creating this design and I am happy with how it came out. I will be posting more designs soon that are also currently out at Target, so stay tuned.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mom & Child Bear Sewn Technique



This card is currently out at Target for Mother's Day. It is one of my wife's favorites. This design was completely created digitally except for the textures. My goal was to create a believable yet fake sewing technique. I scanned in real fabric textures and cut them out in the computer using Photoshop. As for the stitches, they were created using one of my sewing brushes in Photoshop. Overall, I am happy with how the design turned out and have since pushed newer designs to look even closer.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Junior Camp Flyer

A few weeks ago I was asked by my church to design a junior camp flyer. The slogan for this year was "Under The Sea." I was told this flyer was to be used by many churches in and around the area and to leave blank spots for each church to include their information and their own pricing. The first image is obviously the final. The secound image has the origianal character designs.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake Berryfest DVD Cover Art & Disc Label

Last Summer I was asked to work on cleaning up and altering the cover art and disc label for the new Strawberry Shortcakes 3d Movie "The Berryfest Princess." I love replicating 3D art so, I excepted the job. Kelly G. the art director for this project gave me great feedback along the way. She also did all the retouching on the Berrykins. This project was fun because it had many new challenges I hadn't faced before. The part that was most challenging was creating 3D looking hair. I have many custom brushes that make real or natural looking hair but 3D hair is different. Overall, I am happy with the results. My daughters love the fact that I had a hand in a character they love. Be sure to check it out in stores now.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Walmart Easter Promo

This Promo is currently out at Walmart. The original designs had googly eye attachments. They decided to take them off later to cut cost.

Target Easter Stickers

Happy Easter! Here is some stickers I created for Target. They were well recieved at American Greetings.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Robot On Space Board

For this design I was asked to put the robot kid on a futuristic skateboard/surfboard. I found the most challenging thing about this design was remembering which brushes I used to create the textures. I constantly make my own brushes and because we are expected to be versitile in many art techniques, I sometimes forget how I created a design.
Another challenge was matching the color with the original design. Because AG decided to use a different paper stock it made the ink react differently to the paper. A constant battle we have...trying to create the cleanest colors possible.

Robot W/Dog

This card was very fun to do. It gave me a chance to design a dog character for the robot kid to interact with. The only thing missing in this design is a metal heart in the robot kids hand. It is not shown here only because it is a finishing (a term AG uses to describe a special process.) In this case I believe it was Silver Foil Hot Stamp. I also included a separate page of the robot dog to show more of the detail and the colors I used to digitally paint the character.