Lately, I’ve been up to my eyes in graphic design work. Between a full time job and trying to get Flomotion up and running, I haven’t had much time to relax and paint. So instead of staring at the computer screen for hours, I put on some good music and and started to sketch out some ideas. I used to paint a lot of surf art back in high school until my painting teacher said, “Sean, you need to start painting something other than waves.” So I slowed down on the surf art for a bit.
I recently moved to Jax beach, however, so all that’s been on my mind is surfing and getting jacked and tan, but mostly surfing. There is an artist by the name of Andy Davis that paints minimalist surf scenes that I have always admired. So I decided to paint my table in the style of Andy Davis. It’s not as detailed as his paintings but it still has the same feeling. Hope you like it, and if you want to purchase it for an exorbitant amount of money, I am willing to sell it :)
Sorry the photos aren’t the best quality, I took them on my phone and it adds a purple and green tint to it.
A couple weeks ago my good friend Steven Howell asked if I could make a logo for his new company called the Loki Music Group. I hadn’t designed a logo in a while and so I was excited for the new opportunity. I’ve been on a really big minimalist kick lately and I was happy that he wanted something clean and simple. It took me a couple try’s to get it exactly the way I wanted it but I finally diled it in and came up with the logo above.
Steven is producing my bands next album and you can preview one of the tracks on his site if you click here.
I saw a really cool Navy ship while walking on the beach the other day. Using the Instigram app on my phone I took this super hipster boat/pier photo. It’s a lot of fun to use that app and kind of addicting to hipsterfy pictures you take so be careful if u download it.
So I had to give a presentation at work the other day about the design process so people in the other offices would have a better idea of what I go through on a daily basis. At first I was like, great this is going to be really lame. But then I realized it was a perfect excuse to mess around in photoshop and make a funny presentation, and that’s exactly what I did. Throughout my 10 minute presentation everyone was cracking up.
I am sure many designers out there can totally to relate to this process. I frequent a site called The Oatmeal which is a web comic about a bunch of random things. They often touch on the frustrating world of web design and development and I must say they are very accurate in their comical depictions. So I was aiming to do something similar and well, just scroll down and check it out for yourself.