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Bleed Hockey – Canadian on a Stick

I’ve currently been working on designing some goof Colorado themed online ads for Bleed Hockey. The idea here really has nothing to do with hockey. We’re just selling goofy comedy that with a little overtone of the hockey industry. These art illustrations were sketched out on paper and later brought to life in Adobe Illustrator. Pretty funny don’t-cha-know. All artwork designed by Chris Scott at Hi-five Design in Colorado Springs.

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Art, Design and Computers – What a Drag!

I absolutely love art. I absolutely love design. And I absolutely love combining the two. I think it’s the perfectionist in me that likes applying a grid system to art. What I don’t love though, is sitting in front of my Macintosh for hours on end everyday. I recently noticed that I’ve been spending way too much time designing graphics in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and not enough hands on work. Catch my drift? I find myself now and again thinking “CONTROL – Z” when I goof up something in the real world. Gotta get away from this freag’n brain washing instrument and back to the real thing.

My goal is to get more into an analog state of mind. I sort of get the impression that this whole digital era completely detaches us from what it means to be human. I’m hoping that in the next few months I’ll get away from so much digital design and more involved with physical hands-on design such as letter press or screen printing. I find that when I’m able to work with my hands (verses a keyboard or mouse), I find a stronger sense of reward for accomplishing a creative design. With that said – this whole computer information age sucks you into an alternate reality, giving you the misconception that all this online nonsense is real. What a joke!

Turn on, tune in and drop out – Timothy Leary

Yeti Hockey Player

Yeti Hockey Player, watch out! I put together a new illustration for Bleed Hockey in Colorado Springs. There’s a large youth hockey tournament coming up in Colorado Springs and Bleed Hockey wanted a new design that represented youth hockey and Colorado, with a bit of humor. What I came up with was a “Yeti” Hockey Player. If the Abominable Snowman were to play hockey this is what he’d look like, big, goofy and of course missing some teeth from a stick to the mouth. I started with a red line sketch of Yeti, from there I traced the design onto Bristol Paper with a Micron 01 pen and then built up the line-work with with a thin water color paint brush using Indian Ink. Using Indian Ink and a fine tip paint brush verses a marker or Micron Pen allows for very rich black line-work and quick thick to thin lines. This technique with a steady hand creates very nice flow in your line work. After the hand drawing was done I took a photo of the drawing and uploaded it to my computer. Using Adobe Photoshop I increased the contrast of black/white. After that I saved the image as a JPEG and opened it under Adobe Illustrator. From there I traced the image creating a vector format and edited the colors. The computer design was quick and painless. The initial sketch of Yeti took about 2 hours. Hope you enjoy.

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