Some more work on this – as you can see added some detail to make it a bit more accurate, tightened things up some, and started printing over the weekend! I’ve got the silver done and it looks pretty good. I was planning a solid fill for the “light beam” but decided on a line patten as it adds a bit more interest. Was testing a few versions of ink color and line weight of the light part. As far as the ink goes, I planning on glow in the dark all the way, but it didn’t have much contrast against the dark blue paper. I tried some yellow and instantly changed my mind. It really pops and looks great with the silver. I’m still working on the weight of the lines but think I have it just right. I should be burning those tomorrow and hopefully will have this finished up sometime later in the week.
A little progress on this today – I’ve started going down a path that I think will be promising, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be printing this sometime in the near future. I added a little detail – but mostly the “light” shining down. No, it’s not aliens whisking the camper away to another galaxy – Read More
Not a ton to say about these – this is something old I started and never really finished. It was similar to the Dapper Man’s Guide and the Dashing Gals prints where essentially it was easily recognizable hair silhouettes (with some accessories). I like the idea of famous duos, but could never really think of a good way to display them since they needed to be next to each other – and a grid seemed boring. Read More
Killing time at my new job today (I’m waiting to get to work soon once my computer is set up!!!) I was doing some sketching – messing around in Illustrator… thinking about tweaking the Airstream camper silhouettes. I wanted to get away from the very flat side view and do something a little bit different – and remembered a poster from the Art Directors Club that was all white, with a very clean isometric drawing of an oven (opened – with a man sticking his head in).
I really liked how clean and geometric everything was, so I started sort of an isometric drawing of the camper and have been messing around with it a bit (although Portal 2 is calling my name). I want to add some texture or maybe some kind of light stochastic shading to add some more dimension. As far as ink goes – I know metallic silver will look killer on the dark blue paper I have – and I thought aside from the silver – using some glow in the dark ink may be cool in the windows (maybe some party lights). I’ve still got some work to do (as always) but like where this is heading… Any suggestions?
I originally had this posted on the first HSR site as a download and intended to print it a while back. It was a very quick three color drawing of the most man-tastic duo to ever hit the re-runs on TBS – CHiPs. Read More
I think I started drawing out these Airstream typed trailers after watching American Pickers a while ago – but never really had a clear idea of what to do with them. Read More
HumanShapedRobot now has a blog – SpareRobotParts. In an attempt to be more connected between print releases – this blog will feature general site news, print info, process threads and sneak peaks on new posters and random inspiration from around the internet tubes. I’ll also be posting work that is indefinitely incomplete, in hopes that it will some day be finished. The next few posts below will highlight some of the post categories – enjoy, and check back often as I’ll try to update soon.
I ran across Let’s Swap on Notcot.com a few weeks back, and I’ve got to say it’s a great idea. I’ve swapped prints a few times on my own – but it’s mostly something that comes up after striking up an e-mail conversation with an artist I admire… Let’s Swap takes the awkwardness of starting up a conversation with a complete stranger, and becomes a middle man of sorts. Read More
“Johnny Roger” was originally started to be a lino-cut. I wanted to use it as my first D.I.Y. letterpress, which actually ended up being the more recent BLP (Bacon Letterpress). The idea was to create a Jolly Roger type icon (skull and crossed bones) – but with Johnny’s head and guitar necks crossed creating the “bones” on the bottom. Read More