Wednesday, July 30, 2008


This week I decided to conduct an artistic experiment by doing things a little differently. Instead of taking my usual illustration route, I thought I would make things more... graphic. I have been playing around with this concept for months, and now had an excuse to make it. Below are the steps I took:

#1- Sketch out the concept and scan
#2- tweak and trace in the computer
#3- color

*for bigger view, click on image.

...and the last step was to add some extra elements to help punch it up a bit.

As for the concept, I believe it came to me because my wife and I have been on this garage sale kick lately. We have been making our rounds in the neighborhood garage sale circuit as well as the local flea markets and finding some really nice vintage stuff. And like the title says, one man's trash is another man's treasure.




Blogger Tricia Robertson said...

I love it! Especially the glow of the trash, excuse me, "treasure"!

11:55 PM  
Blogger .sm. said...

Thats cool, very neat and very true. Nice take on the theme, love it.

5:46 AM  
Blogger .sm. said...

I have to add, that your sketch out is perfect, who needs to digitalise that! Brilliant!

5:47 AM  
Blogger Tony Sarrecchia... said...

Very cool. You just illustrated Ebay's business model.

6:57 AM  
Blogger Curious Art said...

Clever! I'm a flea market junkie... in every sense of the word... so I definitely relate to this gentleman's joy.

I really like the style, reminds me of logos from the 1920's.

7:07 AM  

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