Metamorphosis Mini-Tour Mounstraso 2018

The final graphic.

Metamorphosis asked me to do a tour graphic for a t-shirt. They asked for it to be a graphic that could be screen printed in two color.

I had talked with them a little bit about the graphic ideas. Possibly a tiger chicken bat idea, but they asked for a crab hand in there too. Here’s my process:

I started out with this collage as a sort of sketch for the graphic.

The next step was to print it out in cyan (or any color that could later be removed) to go over it with india ink.

This was my initial ink, when I saw it the next day I wasn’t that happy with it but I went with it anyways.

This was the first rendition of the tour graphic. I submitted it to the band as a preview but I told them it was okay but could be better. I thought of using some Peruvian landscape in the background printed as halftone dots, this one was too muddy as well. The band wanted me to use the logo I had previously drawn for them too, and hand-done text. We also talked about a different color scheme.

The next step was to print it out in two sheets to get higher detail.

Printing it bigger allowed me to trace it in India ink with higher detail.
Cyan removed and line art cleaned up!

This is where the tour graphic initially went, I drew the text by hand, I think this was what the band asked for. The final rendition was simplified a little bit from this, without the reflected text and the additional lines on the top part.

Los Huaycos — T-shirt for sale

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These T-shirts are for sale at the Los Huaycos Band Camp:

loshuaycos.bandcamp.com/merch/landslide-t-shirt

Illustration by Andrei Bouzikov logo by me. The design went in several directions being directed by the whole band I had to quickly try out several different logo options and placements. We experimented with the title and different colors too. Renzo Gianella, Garzo and Ryan Brundage all pitched in with art direction until we had something everyone could agree on. We are all happy with how these came out and can’t wait to come up with more merch for the band!

New cover for Short Fast and Loud and new…

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This is for the upcoming Short Fast and Loud magazine. I’m working on the rest of the layout right now, it should be done shortly and off to press in the next couple weeks. I treated the photo with a custom bitmap line mesh.

 

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I also used a custom line mesh for the tentacle here. This is the cover for the upcoming Alternative Tentacles catalog. This should also be finished up in the next few days.