This is a piece from my "Branches" series, which was an exploration of branching forms relating them to systems of distribution and consolidation.
I was given a model car to use as the basis for my artwork. I shot a photo of the car, which I hand-traced in Illustrator to create a vector image. I then added type and the racetrack. Due to a limited budget, this was to be printed in only three spot colors: black, red and metallic gold.
Joe was the drummer for several bands in the local jazz scene. When he died suddenly in 2002, I was asked to make an illustration of him for coffee mugs to be sold at a benefit concert for his family. I was given a photo, which I redrew using Photoshop to create this line illustration.
These were original oil paintings commissioned by Slack, Inc. for the covers of two medical journals.