I started making gig posters by necessity. I was starting to play in bands that were performing at local bars and we needed posters to advertise our shows, so I volunteered. Drawing had always been a passion of mine growing up and the thought of having a practical outlet for my hobby excited me. Using a hacked and outdated version of Paint Shop Pro and later Adobe Photoshop, along with an old second hand scanner, I started experimenting with what I could come up with. Over the past decade I've had the pleasure of making posters and album art for not just my bands, but also other musicians and bands, and short films. Below is a compilation of some of my favourite pieces.
Star Lab "Virgin"
Pencil sketch colored digitally in post.
Cameron House Dogs
Pencil drawing on 15 eight and a half by eleven pieces of paper and then stitched together in post. Digitally colored in Photoshop. An tribute piece to Toronto's Cameron House - a live music bar near and dear to many musicians' hearts.
Short film movie poster illustration (Adobe Photoshop/Adobe Illustrator).
Pen on paper.
Sam Cash "Dogs"
Pen trace and vectorized in Adobe Illustrator.
Big Tobacco "Desert"
Pencil sketch on top of a photograph. Pencil sketch colored in post.
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