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Commando Apes


For this composition, I started in with some research on helmet shapes. Below are some quick silhouette studies. Inks (using Ray Frenden’s LandoCalbrusshian inking brush for Manga Studio): Inks with black fills: Final image:

Process Work: Extreme Sports Magazine Cover


This quarter I’m teaching an introductory Photoshop course. The second assignment for the class is to create a cover layout for an extreme sports magazine. As with everything, I like to start by researching the competition first. After amassing a collection of magazine covers, my next task was to sketch the basic layout. Sketching is such a crucial component to design, yet many novice designers try to skip it. Sketching allows me to focus purely on layout, without the distractive element of color or type. At this stage, I can get a sense of the basic composition. The sketch was […]