An original creation, airbrushed and scanned to create a symmetrical image...adapted into a promotional poster for the Festival of Rock Posters show where I will be exhibiting for the first time!
I found a thumbnail of this character in my old sketchbook...I dusted her off, refined a few lines and projected her onto a t- shirt, fired up my airbrush and jumped in. I had no pre-ordained idea of who she was, rather-I just started painting and drawing on all the imagery I have absorbed over a lifetime of science fiction, fantasy, comic books, album covers, Heavy Metal magazine and old-school airbrush-while getting in some freehand practice w/ strokes, swirls, dots and handheld masks...
As she progressed and my brush was working well, I started seeing different things in her headdress, in the background...her jewels, her stare, her attitude...a little Elvish queen and cosmic Valkrye...a bit of Avatar and a touch of X Men's Sh'iar race...and the psychedelic color pallette of the original Star Trek series.
The second "face" appeared above her brow-suddenly she became a wise Mayan priestess from another galaxy...
After finishing the shirt and photographing it for the computer, I wanted to see what would happen if I took one half of the image and "flipped" it, to create a more symmetrical effect...and was really happy when I saw what happened.
I'm honored to be using this image for The Rock Poster Society's upcoming "Festival of Rock Posters" show-held annually in The Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park-where I will be one of the artists in attendance!
A limited edition of this poster, and many more from my portfolio, will be available at the event. http://trps.org/https://www.facebook.com/events/188482794609884/
Sporting the finished shirt at Phish-8/3/13 at B.G.C.A. in San Francisco.
My 5th year providing poster art for the penultimate Jerry Garcia celebration-and my best work to date.
This year's image features his childhood Harrington Street house in the Excelsior neighborhood, as well as twin tigers from the famous guitar by Doug Irwin.
It also features an updated version of the original Jerry Day logo first created by artist Laurel Seward.
The t shirt version SOLD OUT at the event-thanks to Stuntrocker Dave and On The One Merchandising for their excellent work.
It also features the new J.G.A. emblem/symbol (created by yours truly) to help raise awareness and funds to keep the powers-that-be from changing the name of the beloved little amphitheater that has come to be synonymous w the man himself. These were made into posters and stickers available at jerryday.org.
This year's Jerry Day was by all accounts a tremendous success...thanks to all the volunteers and musicians-esp to my favorite local band Lonesome Locomotive and Garrin Benfield making their Jerry Day debut this year...also thanks to Ben Jammin and Jammin on Haight for the stunning tye-dye tapestry backdrops that adorned the stage...and as always, to the man who makes it all happen every year-Tom Murphy.http://www.jerryday.org/http://www.jerryday.bigcartel.com/http://jamminonhaight.com/http://www.ontheonemerch.com/
Jerry Garcia Amphitheater emblem-poster by SEG Airbrush and Design w permission of Garcia Family.
The SOLD OUT event shirt!
Once again I'm happy to have done the poster for my friend's annual Louisiana style crawfish boil in the beautiful Northern California town of Laytonville...
A special highlight is that this year, the headlining musical act is none other than Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes...making it my first official gig poster for one of my all time favorite bands...
Sunday, September 1st at the Laytonville Rodeo Grounds.
My 2nd poster for The Motet is also my very first FILLMORE poster...for the venue in Denver, CO...
This was created for their 4/20 show this year, as Colorado celebrated the passing of Amendment 64.
The art was also utiilized as T shirts and the official laminate.