00. The briefing
These are illustrations that I make for fun and for learning through experimentation. Most of them are referencial jokes, pop cupture mashups. I usually go for stuff that I think makes the world a better place, or just stuff I enjoy, then I put them for sale on different platforms. You can buy them right now on:
Sugar High is an illustration that I created to experiment with halftones. It represents two characters of two very popular videogame sagas from Nintendo (Kirby and Jigglypuff). Oh come on, we all know this is happening in Nintendo’s backstage.
The simplest of them, it’s a cross reference to PowerPuff Girls and the popular Beatles t-shirt named JPRG. Those were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect little girls!
03. Cowabunga Buddy Squad
I made 4 versions with the 4 turtles so you can make a squad with your friends!
This actually started as a joined creation work in which the theme was coffee. The represented figure is Juan Luis Guerra and the style, well, I’m sure you’ll catch the reference.
05.King of Diamonds:
The project is still open, to make myself a complete deck. For the moment I started by my favourite card. I’m bored of seeing so many aces of spades everywhere.
It’s interesting because there’s a grid that I used as a reference, and sometimes the line goes on and other times it breaks, but if you follow it with your finger you can see how it continues later on. It seems random but nothing is, everything is a game with the audience.
(On the other hand, I always loved the broken symmetry of the french playing cards).
OK, Liechtenstein did help a little bit on this one. The idea is to empower these damsels on distress so they’ll stop being on distress. (But it’s also about combining two or three things that I like a lot). This project was selected by Ript Apparel to make coasters with it.
07.Night of the Adventurers:
Another classic reference, this time around Night of the Hunter.
I really hope you like my case study! If you want to contact me to ask me anything or want me to do any work for you, please do write me at Hey@IAmTheLion.com