Creative 365: Best of November

The Creative 365 project is me doing everything I can to do something amazing and creative every single day for a year! Every month, I plan on posting the best pieces from it for you here!

November saw a lot of drawing on a tablet since I was trying to expand my skills in digital-only illustration. Other than that, I had a few designs and went on a trip.

To Come Alive

Cthulhu Sketch

True Confession of a Shopaholic

Wrathchild

Winter is Coming

Saturn Poster

Better to Live a Lion

3rd and St. Marks

1st Amendment Remedy

Creative 365: Best of September

The Creative 365 project is me doing everything I can to do something amazing and creative every single day for a year! Every month, I plan on posting the best pieces from it for you here!

After spending an entire weekend prepping for the art show non-stop, I wound up spending most of September pushing my creative boundaries. I had a photo shoot with Jernike and came up with some neat illustrations and designs. I even did a commissioned posted for a Mentalist.

Demonic Harbinger - Pencils

Jernike - '2013 Apocalypse'

Generic Company - Stationery

Hail Satan Badge

I Have Become Death

Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul

MSPR Wallpaper Concepts

Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul

Little Spider

Creative 365: Best of August

The Creative 365 project is me doing everything I can to do something amazing and creative every single day for a year! Every month, I plan on posting the best pieces from it for you here!

August wound up being a very odd month. While still doing what I could creatively, the month wound up leading to a rush for my art show, which I needed to get together in only 2 weeks!

I Want More Out of Life

Bride of Frankenstein - Guitar Idea

Bride of Frankenstein - Guitar Idea

Warrior of Astaroth Guitar Bundle

Warrior of Astaroth Guitar Bundle

City Hall - Market Street East

Demonic Goddess I - Pencils

Forgotten - Wayne Junction

Creative 365: Best of July

The Creative 365 project is me doing everything I can to do something amazing and creative every single day for a year! Every month, I plan on posting the best pieces from it for you here!

It was a long and fun month, and one of pushing new creative ideas and concepts! I did a guitar concept, took some photos, got involved in the Restore the Fourth Movement, and really did some fun and creative stuff!

Locust Queen Website

Warrior of Astaroth Guitar

Kill Bill Soundtrack

Mahalo Tiki Box Idea

Philly at Sunset

Pounding out Agression

1984 Flyer

Security Fear Power

Restore the Fourth Protest

Priestess Munny Sketch

Creative 365: The Best of April

The Creative 365 project is me doing everything I can to do something amazing and creative every single day for a year! Every month, I plan on posting the best pieces from it for you here!

April was a month of incredible highs and lows. Not a lot of illustrations, but with the events in Boston it gave me a chance to do something to try and help some folks in Boston.

Procrastination is the Enemy of Creativity

It Feels like I'm Suffocating

It Might have Been

Boston Strong

We Got Him!

The Gate

Creature

Album Cover idea

Creative 365: The Best of March

The Creative 365 project is me doing everything I can to do something amazing and creative every single day for a year! Every month, I plan on posting the best pieces from it for you here!

This month I saw my work grow and expand more than I thought. There wasn’t as much illustration as I would have liked, but the graphic design and photography I did are among some of my best! There were a lot of bad days, but the work doesn’t reflect it. In fact, in a lot of cases, it overcame them.

If there is one lesson to be learned, it’s this: Drawn even when you hate it, design even if you wish you didn’t have to, and capture every moment you can.

Alone

Wasted Youth 2013

Concentrate on the

Life Won't Wait

Love Who You Love

Another Night at the Hard Rock

City Hall - North Entrance

Philadelphia on a Cold Saturday Night

No President can be Judge, Jury, and Executioner!

You are a Commodity

Airheads - Movie Poster

My Minimalist Movie Posters

Every once in a while, I’ll sit at my desk, not sure what to do for a design project, and I’ll look over at my DVD collection next to me. The first one I did was for Office Space, and my favorite would be the one for Airheads. It’s always interesting to try and think of a central theme or item from a movie that helps everyone to either understand the point of the movie, and bring about some nostalgia about it. Largely because of the later is the reason I try not to do a lot. Nostalgia is awesome, but moving ahead is better.

So sit back, enjoy these posters, and remember how much you enjoyed these movies before, and will enjoy them again!
Airheads-  Movie Poster
This is Spinal Tap Movie Poster
Taxi Driver Movie Poster
Office Space Movie Poster

Creative 365: The Best of February

The Creative 365 project is me doing everything I can to do something amazing and creative every single day for a year! Every month, I plan on posting the best pieces from it for you here!

This month was a rough one. I wound up going through a few things, and near the end I was able to start coming up with some amazing illustrations!

Metal Heart

KMFDM 2013 Gig Poster

Hula Girl

This is Spinal Tap Movie Poster

Boring Music for Boring People

Bad Devil

Shattered!!!

Metal Heart

Creative 365: Two Weeks In

Creative 365: Two Weeks In

 

So 7 years ago (holy hell, it WAS that long ago!), I tried my first 365 project. You can see the failed attempt here. I made it to nearly 2 months, and had about 22 finished pieces, 18 penciled pieces, and missed a total of 11 days. What I learned from this failed attempt was that between getting ready for my Senior Showcase, going to school, and looking for a job, I wasn’t really ready to do something like that yet. I have about 4 pieces from it that I still use, and looking back there are some pieces and ideas I really wished I would go back and develop.

What have I learned from THIS go around?

I learned that I can really, really push myself more than I thought. I also learned that sometimes its better to just go with an idea than to ignore it. My “Women Shouldn’t Fight?” poster has taken a life of its own, and may be the biggest shock to me. I was also shocked how many people loved my other piece, “Mind? Blown!”. I had Devin Townsend, one of my hero’s, tweet me that he loved the Gig Poster I did for his Philly show!

And it’s only been two weeks.

I won’t lie, I’m afraid of not being able to keep up the rate, of missing a day, or countless other things. Then again, I’m afraid of a lot of things. Let’s see where we go!

Creative 365: Being Creative Every Day for a Year

The purpose of the Creative 365 Project is actually very simple: Create something every day for a year.

The original concept was born years ago when I wanted to do a drawing a day for a year. The idea, sadly, fell through fast when I started to suffer burnout. So the idea sat around for a few years until about December of 2012. After a few amazing events, I decided to bring the idea back, but instead of just doing a drawing a day, I decided to explore all my other creative areas. From Illustration to Graphic Design, from Photography to Music, I rarely like to limit myself.

So the rules for myself are simple: At least ONE creative achievment a day.

For the first day I designed and coded a large chunk of the website, but not everything. So while the goal is to have a finished piece, the reality may be just getting incredibly close to one. Illustration is one thing; web coding is another. The same with sculpture and writing. In some cases a finished piece may be combining 30 other pieces.

At the end of the year, my goal is to have pushed myself as an artist and do things I’ve never done before, and start seeing things in new ways. After about 11 days, the project is going well, and I’ve created a lot of things I never thought I would! The demands of having a tight deadline is a mix blessing: Sometimes I come up with something great, sometimes I wish I had a little more time to flesh out the idea. Then again, who says I can’t go back and flesh out an idea some more?

Check out the Creative 365 Project.