Here is latest Brewco poster just in time for the Holidays. The client requested that Santa have a pretty blonde sitting on his lap, and pouring him a beer. Naughty ole’ Santa….
For this poster I referenced a number of Haddon Sundblom’s Santa illustrations for the vintage Coca Cola Christmas ads. Sundblom actually studied under my great-grandfather, Antonin Sterba (1875-1963) who was a portrait painter, and who taught at the Art Institute of Chicago. Here is a link to the website I created for Antonin’s works of art.
Here is poster currently on display at Brewco Manhattan Beach:
This is the latest poster created for Manhattan Beach Brewco. With the tagline, “Campaign for Real Ales. God Save the Ales”, it’s a nod CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, an independent, voluntary organisation campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights. It is also, of course a play off of “God Save the Queen”. You can visit CAMRA’s website here: http://www.camra.org.uk/page.php?id=10
Here is the latest Brewco poster with the tagline “Extreme Beers are Extremely Satisfying.” I was asked to reference George Condo’s Screaming Priest painting for inspiration on this piece. This character ended up being a little bit happier than Condo’s angry priest.
Below is the final poster.
Below is the printed poster on display at Brewco Manhattan Beach, CA.
Here is the latest flyer I created for Katrina Sterba Yoga (my sister :)). This workshop offers tips on how to harvest, dry & store herbs & seeds for the winter, followed by a gentle all-levels yoga class. Check out Katrina Sterba Yoga on Facebook.
Here are the event details:
Thursday, October 18th 6:30pm–8:30pm $25
Trout Lake Community Centre 3350 Victoria Drive, Lakewood Room Vancouver, BC
This is the last design I created while working at Legacy Effects. We went through a few variations as you can see below. In addition designing the hedgehog, I also sculpted the hands and feet in Zbrush. These were then 3D printed, molded, cast, painted and used for the final puppet.
A talented crew at Legacy built and puppeteered the character as seen in this video. (For some reason the volume is very low).
I had to the opportunity to design and 3D model the luge helmet and the luge nose for the Geico piggy street luge commercial. My 3D models were milled out of foam and used as vacuform bucks for the final pieces.
Here are a few makeup designs I did for two of the four cavemen in this gotmilk? commercial. We started with the photos of the actors and added hair and prosthetics using photoshop to get a sign-off from the ageacy.
I was asked to create this Brewco “Cheers” poster which was used as a template for the final glass piece. The printed canvas poster was displayed in the restaurant until the final piece was ready, months later.
Here is my final design:
Here is the final glass piece with gold leaf inlay:
This is the first design I did at Stan Winston Studio back in 2007. The ad agency liked it, so this became the final design for the sculptors and fabricators to reference. (I actually asked my darling wife to put on my baggy clothes and pose for the shot. I then composited and painted the rest in photoshop). Below is my design:
Back in 2008, I responded to a Craigslist ad that was looking for someone to illustrate a surfing Buddha for a new “Life is a Beautiful Thing” brand. Well, I sent over an illustration of a surfing Buddha, and I was quickly asked to create a whole series. Dave Furano, now a founding partner of Rock & Brews, had just opened a new design studio in El Segundo and he asked me to join their team. Dave had new ideas for the Buddha character every day, so I continued to illustrate them. That was just the beginning of my exciting tenure at The Studio El Segundo.