When I first got my Wacom tablet I was messing around with the paint brush and It was initially on a setting tht would modify your lines to smoother curves. After just stroking in a few lines, I saw a lamp appear. I adjusted in a little and made this.
A month or so later I decided to make it into a sticker but after posting it around a few places I decided it was too random and needed some context, so I added the type “Make a Wish”. Thought it would make the design a tad more interactive and interesting.
This character started as a very quick doodle. Just putting down lines while zoning out to music. I drew him well before I knew anything about Illustrator.
Once I and Illustrator became acquainted, he was one of my first vectors.
Only recently when I decided to make him a sticker did I decide he needed a little more. I added a gradient to the sunglasses, put some halftone splotches for the background and added more frills to his collar.
This character, who I named Don Alonso, I drew in High school some 5 years ago. Ever since he’s been my favorite. I’ve messed around with it a lot. When I first drew him, he was only outlines. Year later I added the shading.
When I learned Photoshop I immediately took him into it to see what I could do.
Eventually I found the time to fully vector him and now he’s one of my best selling stickers.
For this illustration I took a different route. I felt like illustrating something real instead of making another cartoon so I searched the internet for cool stuff. I ended up thinking about sculpture and non-objective sculpture in particular. A non-objective sculpture is a piece that isn’t meant to represent something real. So in my search to illustrate a real thing I found something that was made to purposely not represent anything.
Anyway I found this piece and I thought the gradients were just amazing and In the then end I really enjoyed creating each gradient.
I think this was one of my favorite things to illustrate.
A quick vector I did for a friend of mine. Hes rapper and he drew this creepy little cartoon self -portrait and he thought It would be a cool digital thing. After nagging me for months to work on it I through it into Adobe Shape and got a quick vector ouline and through in some color and shading.
After nagging me for months to work on it I through it into Adobe Shape and got a quick vector ouline and through in some color and shading.
This design was one of few vectors I’e ever done that didn’t start from a drawing or image. I simply started putting lines and shapes down and eventually came out with this.
I was happy with it like that for a while until one day I was looking at my screensaver, which cycles all my art, and when this image came up. all the white which was actually transparent turned black. I don’t really know why my computer did that but I thought it looked pretty cool so I went back into illustrator and tried the black.
And full black:
For this illustration I again wanted to steer away from cartoons for a second and try my hand at a full illustration. After looking through images online and being very indecisive, I saw an article on facebook about a ship that sunk out in the ocean carrying thousands of rubber ducks that are floating around the ocean still today. I thought that was pretty crazy and I immediately had to illustrate a rubber duckie.