Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Job!



Hello all, sorry I haven't been around as much, but I finally have some good news, I have a job! And it's a real Graphic Design job too, after I finished school this summer I have been on the job hunt for a while. Searching for a job is not that east now a days. I am working at Codet, a company that is both is the U.S. and in Canada, they do a lot of work clothes, and hunting gear. Some of the names they produce are Big Bill, Wood N Trail, and Hot Rod. I just finished the first full week there, and I worked on a camouflage pattern for Wood N Trail, and also an ad for a magazine. I am also working on clothing tags for a new line, I will post the progress during this week.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Some New Designs

Hello, here are some more t-shirt designs!







The first one is inspired by Britney Spears' song 3, and the other two are from the Real Housewives of Atlanta. I will make some for the rest of the housewives so everyone can have a shirt for the favorite one. You can check them out HERE.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

T-Shirts

Hello everyone! I finally decided to look into designing some t-shirts. I have always wanted to just make simple designs that I would like to have on clothes, and maybe you would as well. You can look at my store HERE, and see the first few that I have made. The great thing about this site is that you can take the designs and put them on any of the products they have available, from t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags, and baby clothes. So let me know what you think of my designs, and if there are things you would like to see. Here are some of what I have so far.






Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Shota

Shota from The Legend of the Seeker.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Darken Rahl

Darken Rahl from The Legend of the Seeker. The tv version is quite different than the book version. In the book Rahl is blond and wears white robes, as the villain of the series it might have been cool to see him look not so sinister for the tv series. He is played be Craig Parker who you might remember as Haldir from the Lord of the Rings movies.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander

Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander, wizard of the first order, from The Legend of the Seeker.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hoot Hoot


Just a little vector drawing I did in Illustrator, I like owls.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Richard Cypher

Richard Cypher, the Seeker.

Khalan Amnell

Anyone else excited for the second season of Legend of the Seeker?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Baruch & Balthamos

Two new drawings, continuing working on drawing the human body, which is no easy task. I named them Baruch and Balthamos after the two angels from the His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman. Most people would recognize the first book, The Golden Compass from the movie that was done in 2007. While the movie wasn't successful, the books are really outstanding, and I encourage everyone to give them a try!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Two Birds


ThunderBird, acrylic on canvas 16x20.


Owl, 16x20 acrylic on canvas.

Together as a pair, I put them over the bed to serve as a kind of headboard.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Promo Posters







These are some promo posters I have worked on for Jay Peak, they wanted three images, the mountain, a skier and a snowboarder. The images where to be the main focus, and I used the logo and tag line in two variations. I'm still waiting to hear back as to which they will choose and if I need to make any changes to them.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Moose Bear

This is a 14x11 acrylic on canvas painting I did for Tim's Dad's 50th birthday. He is a big hunter and a moose and bear are some of the game he has hunted. I like the simplicity of the image, and the trees reminded my of inkblots. Any suggestions as to what else I could do with this kind of style?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Jay Peak

Hello! Just to keep things updated, I got an internship at Jay Peak Resort which is the big ski mountain in the town over. I'll be helping make posters and ads for events that come up, so I'm excited about it. It's good experience and will help add to my portfolio. Now I just have to keep looking for paid work. Here is the first thing I worked on, a poster for the Arts & Crafts Fair, it will be printed in three sizes, 8.5x11, 5.5x8.5, and 11x17.

I will also be doing newspaper ads for the event, and those will be black and white of various sizes. The weather is starting to get cooler, and fall is going to arrive soon! I also have a bunch of canvases so expect some more paintings in the near future!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

By the Sea

An 11x14 acrylic on canvas, I did this for my Aunt's birthday, she lives in Florida and I wanted to do a beach scene. I have always loved mermaids so it was fun to do this, I tried new things with shading and shadows. Hope to do some other kind of merpeople in the future.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cap Sac 2

Another Cap Sac ad...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

OCDC Logo

I volunteered to create a logo for the Orleans County Democratic Committee, whose meetings I have been attending with Tim. So here is what I came up with, using the initials OCDC, to have a simple and graphic symbol that hopefully will become recognizable as the committee works over the years to come.

A Cap Sac

Just a quick ad I made for Cap Sac from Zoopa.com, apparently this is a little hat that has a sac in the top, lol, not sure what you could fit in it...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ah Those Younger Days...



A little before and after restoration on a picture of me and my cat Button way back when.

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Maenad

In Greek mythology, maenads were the female followers of Dionysus, the most significant members of the Thiasus, the retinue of Dionysus. Their name literally translates as "raving ones". Often the maenads were portrayed as inspired by him into a state of ecstatic frenzy, through a combination of dancing and drunken intoxication. In this state, they would lose all self control, begin shouting excitedly, engage in uncontrolled sexual behavior, and ritualistically hunt down and tear animals (and sometimes men and children) to pieces, devouring the raw flesh. During these rites, the maenads would dress in fawn skins and carry a thyrsus, a long stick wrapped in ivy or vine leaves and tipped by a cluster of leaves, weave ivy-wreaths around their heads, and often handle or wear snakes.



In the HBO show True Blood, MaryAnn Forrester is a mysterious stranger that has arrived in Bon Temps, and I really like the character and her story line. So I took this picture from the show, and playing with some things in Photoshop, made this, paying homage to MaryAnn and her mysterious and mystical side.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bruno is Coming


I am looking forward to Bruno, coming out this weekend!


Monday, June 29, 2009

Mary


Finally have a new painting! This is based on the Lady of Guadeloupe image of the Virgin Mary. It is 16x20 acrylic on canvas. I decided to try something new, I really tried to get the flow of the dress and robes to look realistic. I focused on adding more contrast between light and dark colors to get a shadow. I am happy with the way it turned out, one of my favorite parts is the moon, I wanted to change that up from the traditional image, just to give it some of my own touch.

Monday, June 22, 2009

More Photoshop Fun


Hey there! Well I graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh last Saturday, so hooray for now more school! Now I have to really focus on finding a job, I've been sending out applications and e-mails, but no one is hiring. So in my free time and boredom I played with this old photograph of my parents. I found it in a little wallet sized picture case, scanned it in and enlarged it. Then went about fixing the damage and making it look nicer. Makes you want a time machine so you could see how young they were!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Fun With Photoshop


Hey all, Tim needed a picture for school, so I decided to play around with one and make some improvements. I have the original, and then the one where I took away some shine and smoothed things over, and then the last one where I just had fun and added a fancy background.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Teaches of Peaches



Peaches is my new musical favorite!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Been a While!

Hi there! Sorry that it has been a while since I have been on here, but I just didn't have much to post while I was working on the website for class. I got an A in the class, so I was happy. Now I am on my last class, Portfolio, which will teach us how to organize our pieces into a porfessional portfolio in both PDF and physical format. I have also been really on the job hunt, and it is hard. A lot of places don't respond, even after I send follow up e-mails, but I still have hope that I will be able to find something good!

Today is a marvelous day as well, if you didn't know, it is Cher's 63rd birthday! Lol, I know I sound like a crazy person, but I can't help it. ;oP Here is a picture I made a long time ago just to Cher with you!
I have also made one painting since I have been absent from here. It is another Geisha, I did for mother's day. My mom wanted one to go in her reading room. It is 18x24 acrylic on canvas, and she was very happy to get it.

Well that is all for now, I hope to post more than I have been! See you all later!


Friday, April 17, 2009

Website Update

Howdy ya'll, just an update as to where I am in making my site. I have a better layout, I made it in Illustrator, then exported it into Photoshop and used the slice tool to place it in Dreamweaver. The slice tool is god's gift to web designers. I makes creating a layout so much easier! Now I'll be working on filling the site out, adding content, and organizing the galleries. Any suggestions are welcome! (And finally the weather is getting nice!)

http://tal535.aisites.com/G444/thlich/final/index.html

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Mood Board

This is a mood board. We had to make one for class. You pick 16 colors that you feel match you well, then three of your best designs, that show who you are as a designer. And then 10 adjectives that describe you, and images that also represent you. It was fun making it, you all should try one too!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Building A Website


Hello, hope everyone is having a nice Easter weekend. This is a link to the website I am making in class. It isn't much, but it took a while to figure out how to do this much, lol. Though I think I am starting to get the hang of it, Dreamweaver is a great program and I recommend it to anyone wanting to do web design. We're using a domain we get from school for free, but I definitely want to get my own, any ideas as to a good domain host site? I know there are some that aren't that expensive.