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DJ Scratch (ScratchVision v2) Illustration Process

Here's a new project I just finished with DJ Scratch (formerly of EPMD). The site is live now at [URL]. So here we go... Note: All of my work is done digitally with a Cintiq drawing tablet. The two programs I used for this project were Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. First, I open up a new document in Photoshop and I lay out the basic composition of the image to see how all of the elements relate with each other. I typically use a light blue brush during this process. This way I don't have to worry about messing up my clean sheet of "paper" with black ink and can get my ideas down faster. After a lot of erasing and repositioning, the rough draft is finished. [Image] In Illustrator, I usually use a custom calligraphic brush set at a 70

2 Weeks ago in Visual Arts

Redesign of my portfolio: Crackpixels.com

I had some time to redesign my portfolio. I changed the layout and added a few things such as project descriptions, the ability to zoom a sample of each project, and a slide down feature for "about/contact" among other things. Feedback is appreciated. Thanks.

2 Weeks ago in Visual Arts

New Comic Book Styled Myspace Design + Process Pics

I've done a few of these illustrated, "comic book style" Myspace designs before but this time I thought I'd show some of the process to let you guys see the amount of work that goes into one of these. Everything I do is done digitally and I use a Wacom Cintiq 21UX drawing tablet for all of my work. It's a very handy tool that I've been using for years and I can't imagine working without it. For this project, my client wanted something fresh and unique that would stand out from other Myspace designs. Here is what the finished design looks like and it can now be seen live and fully-coded on their [URL]. [Image] Once that's finished, the next step is to create the rollovers for some of the images that will light up when hovered over, then slice up the images, and finally code it to make everything work. Firebug on Firefox is my best friend during this process. Also, luckily, I have done a few Myspace designs in my day and have pre-written code from various past designs that I usually cut and paste to save time. Well, that's pretty much it. Thanks for reading and I hope you guys enjoyed it!

2 Weeks ago in Visual Arts

Custom Wordpress Design for SimplySneakers.com

Here's a custom Wordpress design I recently finished building for SimplySneakers.com. My main goal was to keep things simple and fresh like the sneakers on the site blushing What do you guys think? Click on the image to view the live site. [URL]

2 Weeks ago in Visual Arts

Just finished a new site (w/ artwork) for DJ Scratch of EPMD

I like how this one turned out. Scratch was really happy w/ the artwork. What do you guys think? Check it out and let me know what you think! Click to see live. [URL]!

2 Weeks ago in Visual Arts

Cover art for Lyrics Born's Variety Show Season Pho (4)!

[Image] The concept was given to me by Lyrics Born's camp and they were satisfied w/ the outcome.

2 Weeks ago in Visual Arts

Anybody know how to make Flash websites?

If you have made one before, can you post your previous work?

2 Weeks ago in Visual Arts

Anybody in Korea?

I'm living in Seoul right now. Man it's hard as hell to find any type of dope clothing stores around here. Anybody know of any?

2 Weeks ago in South Korea

Keebz' Artwork!

Well, this will be my very first post on HB so I figured I'd make it in the art forum since that's what I love and do best. So without further adieu... This first piece was inspired by "The Creation of Adam" by Michelangelo Buonarroti. I put a hiphop twist to it and call it "Creation of the Emcee". [Image] I'm currently in the process of sketching out and planning designs for a clothing label I want to create. It'll be heavily art-influenced and each design will have meaning/substance to it. I'm trying to have each design convey a certain message. I don't wanna reveal too much yet but it's gonna be dope! You heard it here first! Haha...anyway, let me know what you think of my artwork and also if you think I got a chance in this highly-competitive industry. Peace out fam. Also, if you want to check out more of my artwork, hit up my myspace and website!

2 Weeks ago in Visual Arts