I've spent practically the entire year working on projects covered by non-disclosure agreements, so it's nice to be allowed to post a project online for once. I've been doing a lot of illustration styles lately that de-emphasize linework, so it was almost a new experience going back to comic-style lines and color.
Here's some of the last Hallmark cards I did before leaving the company, that are now or have been on sale. I'm particularly happy with the NFL card below, one of the few cards I got to illustrate from start to finish.
When you open the card up, the scoreboard pops out, the lights start to flash, and Queen's "We Will Rock You" starts to play.
That's about it for the Hallmark cards. There might be one or two more yet to come out, I'm not sure. And I've got some ornament product coming out at Christmas that I'll photograph once it's in stores.
I can't put online almost any of the work I'm doing nowadays due to NDAs, but I can put up photos I took this weekend of the work I did for the Alburnt Einswine barbecue team. They ended up taking 18th place out of 184 teams in the famous Great Lenexa BBQ Battle. I got to eat their food, it was excellent!
I was out at the mall today and finally saw my Lion King illustration on sale at the Hallmark store. My phone's camera isn't very good, so the original illustration is below. I have a Peter Pan one out there too somewhere that I haven't seen yet.
While I was out today I picked up these card/mask combo cards I created at Hallmark last year. The arms on the masks wrap around the cards and then you take them apart when you open them. The masks also have sound buttons. I illustrated the cover art of the Batman & Spidey heads from scratch. The interior hero poses are from style guides.
Well, my time at Hallmark is over but the projects I worked on should still be showing up on the shelves throughout the the coming year. This afternoon I saw these decoupage ornaments on sale at Target, which I had done the turnaround drawings for.
Did this logo for some childhood friends of mine who just won the famous Great Lenexa BBQ Battle, the one they used to show in national Kingsford Charcoal commercials. I guess they're going to make a new banner and some t-shirts out of the logo. I loved their name and so I did a spoof on the Mork & Mindy logo and they gave me some of their barbecue in return. Yum!