Friday, March 28, 2014
I guess since the cat is out of the bag now, I can mention it here. I spent the tail end of last year and the early part of this year working on a big collaborative project with Jackson Robinson of Kings Wild Playing Card Co. developing a deck of playing cards. It's always been one of my dreams to design a deck of playing cards from top to bottom and it was sure more work than I would ever think it was. But in the end, it was a big learning experience too and I'm glad for it. I grew up around family that enjoyed playing with cards, nothing serious, but always a ton of fun. I've always thought playing card is a perfect fusion of both art, design and functionality. There's an endless possibilities of games in a deck of playing cards.
It's currently in the process of being printed, which has had me really excited. I can't wait to finally hold the deck in my hand. For the moment, I was interviewed at Kardify about myself and the deck known as "The Hive".
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
I picked up a little children's illustrated picture book recent. It's an English translation of a Japanese series and the drawings really nice. Unique and different. I was looking into the series and somewhere it mentioned there was a drinking alligator and that got me thinking. I have a rough sketch of a beer drinking alligator in classy clothes, but I think this works the same, sort of. I'll go back to the beer drinking alligator some day.
It's nice to take the evening off and just draw whatever I want. I got stumped for ideas and ended up drawing my co-workers. I'm sure they'd appreciate the artwork. It makes more sense if you know the people in the drawings, but otherwise, they turned out into nice little sketches. I should do more of these.