Saturday, May 29, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake

An illustration of Marie Antoinette I made a while ago. My first one, actually, and I'm quite proud of it.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Before Paula Abdul and MC Skat Kat there was Ann Pennington and Felix the Cat.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Too Soon?

I was watching the History Channel's series America: The Story of Us over the weekend and during the Gold Rush episode they talked about the Donner Party and their unfortunate turn to cannibalism. That segment inspired me to make a cheeky vintage style postcard starring the Donner Party. It's a bit messy, so I'll probably clean it up at some point in time. I was lucky enough to find an old postcard from Donner Lake, so I'm pretty proud of myself.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Darth Vader Wants YOU to Join the Empire

So I recently made a propaganda style merchant poster for one of my work's farmers' markets, but before I got working on it I did a Google search for some World War II propaganda posters for inspiration. A few pages in, I started to find a ton of Star Wars propaganda posters, encouraging young space folk to join the Empire. They were pretty sweet.

Naturally, I totally forgot the task-at-hand and started searching for more Star Wars propaganda posters. I think my favorite is "Rebuild the Death Star", but there are a ton of other great ones out there. They almost convince me to join the Empire. Almost.

Here's my finished product I came up with. Pretty simple, but it gets the job done. There was a little controversy at work if a propaganda merchant poster would go over well for a farmers' market located at a hospital for Army veterans, but I reminded my co-workers that the US had propaganda posters, too, and who says that supporting local farmers is all that bad?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Self Portrait

My mom took me to Disneyland when I was five or six and had one of those silhouette portraits done of me. I decided to make an updated one of myself twenty years later. I'm going to try and make a family tree using silhouette portraits. We'll see how that goes.