Just finished working on a new illustration for Bleed Hockey. This character “Swamp Goon” is based off the old comic book character “Swamp Thing”. Bleed Hockey is doing some re-branding which includes a new logo and a whole line up of cool new products. Bleed Hockey wanted to go after a 1960s style horror comic book theme. So here is one of the new designs we put together for them.
The folks at Breckenridge Distillery asked me to paint their logo on the new restaurant they were building in Breckenridge, Colorado. This was a pretty simple job, and that’s probably why it turned out so good. The carpenter used some materials to give the wood a charred finish, love it, looks awesome. And being that the logo is pretty vintage looking, it makes the painting look that much cooler. Thanks to Bryan for letting me take a crack at this project, looks great.
The painting was done using a projector and some basic house paint from the folks at Ace Hardware.
By the way, if you haven’t been to Breckenridge Distillery or if you haven’t tried any of their spirits, I highly recommend it. Great flavor, high end flavor, and always goes down smooth. Awesome folks working their as well.
I finished another wall painting for Bingo Burger in downtown Colorado Springs. As you can see I used only the most advanced technological tools for drawing on the circles. A few well measured holes drilled into an old piece of wood I found and a state of the art 2H pencil. Add a little masking tape and sharp x-acto knife and bam, you have some well rounded circles ready for paint.
1. Masking: Mask off area with painters tape (make sure to use your dads Visa or Mastercard to press a nice seal so the paint doesn’t bleed through).
2. Seal the tape: Apply a very thin coat of paint around edges where masking tape was applied. This helps to create a good seal so that paint does not get underneath the tape.
3. Base coat: If the wall is not already white, I always apply two coats of white paint. Doing so makes the colors pop.
4. Background color: I apply 3-4 coats just to make sure the background is vibrant.
5. Masking circles: I used a long piece of wood with a holes drilled on the ends. The other end of the wood has a screw in it which is screwed into the center of the wall. Draw the circles, mask off the area with tape, redraw the circles over the tape and cut out the areas with an x-acto knife.
6. All graphics are projected and drawn on with a 2H pencil.
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.
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!