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Post Malone Vector Illustration

2020 was a strange year for everyone, myself included, but one of the things I wanted to keep doing was expanding both my design and illustration skills as much as possible. That resulted in me tackling a new vector illustration for the first time in awhile.

I’ve always been widely influenced by music and I decided to make the focus of this project one of my favorite hip-hop artists, Post Malone. I’d drawn a traditional sketch of Post Malone a few years previous which I created in an angel motif. For this new piece, I thought it’d be fun to make a devil motif to pair with it.

I started off this project as I do with all my vector illustrations: I made an initial, hand-drawn sketch. I section off areas of the sketch that will make it much easier to vector once the image is scanned.

I then worked on the vector line work before adding color:

The final color stages went through two revisions and I also decided to add a background. The black hat ended up being more consistent with the vision I had and a better overall fit design-wise:

Overall, I feel like my process is more refined and that I can continue to work on more detailed, in-depth illustrations in the future.

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Sally Face Vector Illustration

Recently, I’ve wanted to get back into doing some vector illustrations and I was inspired to do a character illustration based on the indie horror game, “Sally Face“, created by PortableMoose. Going into this, I really worked on refining my sketch before taking things over to the digital realm. I also had time to record a bit of my process which was a lot of fun: https://youtu.be/OF8qUrjQjNs

 

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East Coast Gaming Conference T-Shirt Contest

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The East Coast Gaming Conference held their annual t-shirt contest for their 2019 event and this is the design I submitted. I took inspiration from the 80s and used bright, vibrant colors and an older television. No copyrighted images could be utilized so I decided put the focus on gamers as a community rather than any one console or company. The rules outlined that only four colors could be used so I went with a simple color scheme. The name of the conference as well as the abbreviation “ECGC” were also to be featured in the design.

I drew out the illustration by hand before vectoring the image using Illustrator. I colored the illustration using Photoshop. The East Coast Gaming Conference font was supplied.

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