Thursday, October 28, 2010

Harley-Davidson Museum: True Evel exhibit

I had the pleasure of reuniting with the Belle & Wissell studio to do some illustration work for the Harley-Davidson Museum's 2010 Evel Knievel exhibit, "True Evel". You can view a video of the final installation here.

The museum installed a life-sized "mug board" for visitors to stand behind and get their photo taken. I reworked a classic photo of Evel gesturing to the crowd using brushes and blending tools in Corel Painter 11. The idea was to emulate the kind of 70's commercial art illustration used on lunchboxes of the time.

A motorcycle jump video game was also developed for the exhibit. In addition to the environment and motorcycle artwork, I created original poses for Evel and his female counterpart, Derry Daring. These were used on the character selection screen and on the sides of the classic video arcade kiosks.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bacteria fun!

These character designs were developed for the LOTT Alliance in Olympia as part of a series of illustrations created for their new learning center scheduled to open Spring 2010. LOTT is a massive wastewater management facility that serves Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater and Thurston County.
The charicatures needed to be based on the real-life appearance of each micro-organism. A nearby microscope will allow kids to see the actual organisms up close.

This is one of four exhibits I was contracted to illustrate through Aldrich Pears Associates in Vancouver, B.C..