From concept to sketch to vector illustration, the 8th Continent (8 arms? Get it? =D) octopus ended up on t-shirts, web materials, and even a truck wrap.
My friend Anabel asked me to do a little illustration for her band El Consumption in a Sailor Jerry style. It was pretty fun to do. I didn’t take it to final-final form because they didn’t need it (and it was a freebie). I did a poster for them as well, and a little rough piece of concept art that was interesting but we didn’t end up using.
I thought it came out well. It was a CD insert. Looks like their band page is inert at the moment (my CD insert did not save them! Alas!) but here’s a video they did. I’m in it briefly.
After that they asked for another round with a little direction (they picked other icons they liked and told me about them):
They liked “F”, so I did up a whole series of icons for other things for them.
I think they came out well for “simple” icons. Funny how hard simple can be, though