Saturday, April 28, 2007

Sheridan Headlines Show

Well, the end is finally here! We've had the first two nights of our BAA Graduation show, and I think it's safe to say that Sheridan's illustration students really knocked it out of the park. Up above you can see my board (big thanks to Jesse Helmer over at the CMSF/GWMSC for the photo). I actually ended up selling the Star Trek boards last night, which feels pretty great. If you haven't checked out the show yet, you've got until 6:00PM today! All the relevant details are can be found here.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Would you could you in a box?

As part of a project for my visual narrative class, I had to create an entire kids' book. Needless to say, this meant I had to do it all in a much faster style than I usually work in. It's about a kid who gets all kinds of presents for his birthday, but after a few days he solves the puzzles and beats the video games and the flashy toys run out of batteries, so he plays with the big box his toys came in. Here are a few pages, sorry the colours are so desaturated, but it comes with compressing files for the web.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Eric Overton's House of Cards

My business cards came in the mail today, they shine like glazed donuts in the sun. Now I just have to completely redo the site that it will guide people to (this is more than four years old, sadly!)

The design may bear a strange resemblance to the cards my brother got, but what can I say? Sometimes you only have time to make one design. Besides, random splashes of colour say "I am a creative professional" in the universal language (no, not math).

They look pretty good, but for anyone interested in using bear in mind that UPS will kill you with the shipping cost. The best advice I can give is to get together with some other folks who are ordering and split the shipping. On the plus side, their turnaround is ridiculously fast.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Brought to you by the BBC

This week marks the last big push of my college career. As such, I haven't been getting a lot of sleep, but I have been watching dozens of BBC documentaries over the internet during my marathon painting sessions. I find having some kind of intellectual stimulation at 4 in the morning is pretty important to keeping my head in the game (and off of my desk)

Here are a couple of pieces I did this weekend: Another in my series of wrinkly, middle-aged Star Trek skateboards, this time featuring none other than Captain James T. Kirk! Following that up, we have a slightly more editorial piece on everyone's favourite prison-bound peer, Lord Conrad Black.

It's hard to believe that we're actually on the home stretch!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Peach Train Live at the Cage!

My band played our last Lounge Night of the year this week, and I think we went out with a bang. Katie also stepped up to the mic, and I had the pleasure of backing her up (despite my lack of guitar skills). Thanks to everyone who came out! The full photo album can be found here. Thanks to Ash for the photos!

In case anyone was wondering, Peach Train is:

Pat Butler - Drums
Mariah Burton - Banjo and Vocals
Ryan Lowe - Guitar
Eric Overton - Bass

Hyein Lee and Wendy Ding - Gogo dancers and honourary members.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Portfolio Movie

Here's a very quick little animation I did as part of my computer class. Sorry about the video/sound quality, I'll see if I can post a version that's not so compressed later on. Eagle-eared Sheridanites will note that the soundtrack features my band, Peach Train, which is amazing because it is comprised entirely of Sheridan Illustrators.