“TMJ BITES!!” – T-shirt design for a friend who suffers from the painful jaw condition.
I’m very pleased with how it came out! It’s not a style I’ve ever really done before.
A very very very very very very very long overdue commission for Frank Villarreal, a wonderful artist, banjoist, and penguin enthusiast.
Before this commish, I didn’t even know this species of penguin existed! They are really rad. With their semi-intimidating gaze it was hard not to cartoon one as a hard-boiled detective.
I believe the digital watercolor brushes are by Mastodon.Art user PolloMostro??
A friend of mine wrote a postmodern hypertext (like, CYOA) eBook called LOVE OCTOPUS TRANSFORMATION. My sketch has been on its cover for years now, but since I’ve learned more about eyecatching book cover design, I wanted to update it and make it purdy for her.
Here’s the before:
My old errors: I stretched the text, and you can’t figure out what the illio is in the thumbnail. Genre, what’s that?
Here comes the AFTER!
A mashup of CC-0 photos, a little Krita magic, and surprisingly little futzing in Inkscape for the text!
This one might be a little fantastical for the subject matter, but I think it’s striking! If I could do it again, I might move the author name to the top…but at least the typeface matches her other books! #branding
Do you love BEFORE AND AFTER style book cover makeovers? Comment below with some of your favorites!
Any of you play MIRACLE MERCHANT? I adore the art style…so I made this!