Friday, January 20, 2012

OilCan Drive Trading Card Layouts

It's been a busy day filled with lunch with friends, catering tasting for the wedding, and then a trip to the movies to go see the new film, Red Tails. All in all a good day but it's left me with little time to write the new blog.

Yesterday I had a local client come over to wrap up a job I was doing for him. I figured it would be easier to sit with him for an hour or so and pick out the fonts and colors he wanted than to go back and forth emailing each other over the next few days.

We wrapped everything up and he left happily with his files. It was still early and I didn't really feel like jumping back over to the art board to draw or ink anything so I started messing around with some designs for the OilCan Drive trading cards I'd like to do.

I know a lot of cards out there are simply the art of each card on the front but I wanted some kind of unifying design on all the cards. So I came up with a border for each card that could unify a whole set while still having different colored edges on each card. Once I did the vertical design I used those same elements to create a horizontal one as well.

Finally I used some of of the old OilCan Drive art I used for some t-shirt designs and put those into each card to see how it all looked.

I think we have a winner with these designs. Now I just have to start drawing, inking, and coloring some card designs. But, you know, one step at a time and all.

Have a great one!


Life of an Artist... and Kick-Ass Stylist Chic! said...

Love it love it love it! Oh, and I love you too, btw. Go team!

Sean Tiffany said...

Thanks, Bubba!