Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

It's a Wonderful Card!

I sometimes wonder what Kym and my celebrity mash up name would be (you know, like "Branjelina" or "Bennifer"). "Nym"? "NoKym"? "Kynoah"? "Kymboah"? Well, the world may never know. But here's Kym and my super awesome celebrity mash up Christmas card as a consolation prize. Of course, by "celebrity" I mean "ordinary citizens" and by "super awesome" I mean "super awesome". It's our house, looking all quaint and stuff. Just looking at our house covered in snow fills my heart with shoveling. I mean joy. Why would I say "shoveling" when I meant "joy"? Weird. Anyway, merry shoveling.

Decagon's Christmas Card

Has it been a year already since the heady days of my first Decagon Christmas card? Yes, as a matter of fact. As it turns out, once 365 days (or thereabouts) roll over, it's pretty much considered a year. You can probably find last year's card buried somewhere on the blog, but I'm not going to re-post it for you. Humbug.

Here's this year's card. I'll post the concepts as well. While I like the choice they made, I had my heart set on the bad sweater with the sensor on it. Made me smile.

Extra sensor perception

Several months back, Decagon asked if I would be interested in illustrating every sensor they produce and I was all like, "Boo yeah." Here they are, in non-alphabetical order. My favorite name is the anemometer. It's fun to say. Now you say it. A-Nuh-Mom-EE-Ter.

The Factory (non-Warhol)

"Marge, I'm sorry I tried to make gravy in the bathtub, I'm sorry I used your wedding dress to wax the car, oh, well, let's just say I'm sorry for the whole marriage up to this point."

-Homer Simpson

Sorry, sorry. It's been brought to my attention by several parties that I haven't updated in a while. I've been working like crazy and just haven't had the time or inclination. Consider this and the Homer quote my mea culpa. I'll be updating over the next couple of days with tons of new work.

The first is an illustration of a factory for Decagon Devices. The factory is a representation of a mid-sized food producer that makes cookies and biscuits. Decagon's Aqualab Duo has a bunch of applications throughout the factory and this illustration is meant to...well...er, illustrate that. Follow-up illustrations with more specificity are in the works now.

This project was super fun, but I've never worked so hard in my life. Before this, the most work I put into a project was the University of Idaho campus map. By comparison, that project was a breeze. Each of the factory's areas has specific equipment that had to be illustrated individually in multiple point perspective. It ended up being an average of 10+ hours per day for 15 days in a row. Here's the result.