This past year I was tasked out by Legacy Effects to create Lebron James’ suit design for the Nike Superhero Elite Collection. We were asked to take visual cues from the shoes and create a whole suit. Lebron’s suit needed to look strong, powerful and angular, so I designed the suit to have a lot of sharp angles, and also to incorporate the carbonfiber elements from the shoe.
After my 2D concept was approved, I 3D modeled and rendered the the suit in Maya and composited it onto Lebron. Here is the final image:
Although it was never used in the marketing campaign, I was asked to create a full suit. Here is a render of the back of the suit:
I started the design process in photoshop. Here is my 2D illustration composited over Lebron:
Here are the some images from Nike’s Superhero Elite campaign also featuring Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant.
Here is a sculpt of Abraham Lincoln that I created in Zbrush for Stratasys, the world leader in 3D printing technology. The piece was recently 3D printed on an Objet printer and then painted to appear as a bronze sculpture by Ed Pioli of Stratasys. It was recently on display at Siggraph 2013.
This was a fun project to work on, as I used numerous references of Lincoln throughout his life. I even used photos of his death mask to fine-tune his likeness.
Below are my renders of the 3D sculpt:
Below are some photos of the 3D printed and painted sculpture.
Here are some designs I did for the recent Orbit- Heights and Orbit- Polo commercials. I helped Legacy Effects design the Nachos, Salisbury Steak, and the Mashed Potato characters. The script changed a bit since I saw the storyboards, so the characters are doing different gestures in the designs than they are doing in the final commercials.
For this latest Brewco poster, I was asked to reference Sergei Vasiliev’s photo “Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Print No.15”. Currently on display at the Saatchi Gallery in London, Vasiliev’s exhibit is a collection of photos of Soviet prisoners covered with tattoos. These tattoos displayed the secret code language of criminals in the USSR. Although I did use some Soviet nuances, I opted to keep the tattoos a bit lighter and use Brewco reference instead.
In November of 2012, I had the opportunity to design Legacy Effects’ 2012 Christmas card. Legacy requested a decorative, somewhat tribal snowflake design with “Legacy Effects 2012” integrated into the snowflake.
This is the latest flyer I created for Katrina Sterba Yoga. This workshop teaches how to make a seasonal masala blend, followed by a gentle all-levels yoga class. Check out Katrina Sterba Yoga on Facebook.
Here are the event details:
Thursday, January 10th 6:30pm–8:30pm $25
Trout Lake Community Centre 3350 Victoria Drive, Lakewood Room Vancouver, BC
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.