Saturday, December 26, 2009

Kope is Dope WIP

Its the day after christmas and all i can think about is the L.A Kings finally playing again after a week off,

what else is there to say but Kope is dope.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Personal Heroes set: Nikola Tesla

this is the first of my personal heroes graphic design set,

the first Nikola Tesla, the one and only master of electricity.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Medusa Team Tribute

this is the back of a mailer im designing for one of my classes its in tribute of this bad ass spanish design team check them out.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Zombie Greaser update

Worked a few hours today on the zombie greaser. Changed the hair color to make it possible for tshirt printing because we are always limited by colors at the press. I found that I like it better this way though, at least its easier on the eyes. This is by far the most time consuming vector project ive worked on, I really dont want to put out anything subpar, but at the same time I hear the school bells ringing already.

Friday, August 7, 2009

VEIN bumble Bee logo shirt

Just dumping a vein logo shirt design I was working on for a few hours yesterday, I want this kind of advertising to exist so badly.

medium - Corel Draw
aprox time - 3 hours

*UPDATE 8.9.2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Zombie Greasers

Ever wake up and realize you've been doing something for like an hour?
Well that's what happened to me today and strangely enough the thing I had been doing was creating this cool zombie greaser pic. I dont know why, but hell if the world needs more of anything its Zombie Greasers.

Medium - Corel Draw
Aprox Time - 4 hours

*UPDATED August.9.2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Year of the Cock final version #1

I think the only pain with working on fun personal projects is your never truly satisfied with your work so you never want to stop messing with it. I like what I have going on at this point but knowing me there will probably be another post with a version 2 soon.

Total time - aprox 5 hours
Medium - pen and ink, corel draw, photoshop.

I have it here modeled on a t shirt as i would ideally place it, because id like to print as big as possible

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

vector line work practice

Just watched speed racer the other day, and I just had to use Christina Ricci in a piece. (shes like a beautiful alien)
Mainly playing with style and technique in this one, just having fun with some vector lines.
I dont hate the way it came out, but will probably dust it off and make it more finished soon.

Time- 2.5 hours
Medium - corel draw , photoshop

Heres an update

Monday, July 20, 2009

"Many apples will fall in your basket"

This was done last semester in my illustration class as a fortune cookie assignment, my fortune being "many apples will fall in your basket" for those unfamiliar with the time honored tradition of art students graphically depicting random fortune cookie fortunes, its a fun but often frustrating assignment you seem to get at least once a semester.

Wanting to do something a little bit different I decided to create a picture that would have the feeling of a grand morality tale lost to time, in this way you can make up your own story based on what you gleam from the picture.

time - aprox 5 hours
medium - corel draw, photo shop, illustrator

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The curious gentleman

just a quick 2 hour piece done for no reason other than to jump start my creative juices, a bit how i feel like at the moment as well

medium- corel draw photoshop

Tentacle Tree W.I.P

This was originally a proposal for an assignment involving our worst nightmares. Unfortunatly the assignment was scrapped for a fortune cookie assignment, however i liked it so much i decided to use it for my vein corps line as well.

still got alot of rendering left,

time - 8 hours
medium - pencil on watercolor paper

would probably make a cool tattoo

Year of the Cock WIP

just a quick little rooster design im working up for a girls t-shirt ,
still have a long way to go on this one. But I like the direction its taking so far.

time - aprox 3 hours
mediums - ink, pencil, photoshop and corel draw.

Astro Jesus WIP

another Vein corps t-shirt design, its Astro Jesus! ... another fun picture made to test my imagination more than anything.

Time - 5 hours
Medium - ink and pencil on watercolor.
still need about 5 more hours of work Id say.

Land of the Blind Tshirt Design

Land of the blind tshirt design I did for my clothing company Vein Corps. the banner reads in latin "Ars Est Celare Artem" roughly it translates to "It is art to conceal art". I cant help but find this relevant in todays art scene especially among t-shirt design.

lots of crazy little details that cant really be seen in this one, for example near the gryphon like creatures at the end the spiral is a replica of our solar system.

time - 12 hours
program - corel draw

hoping to go to the press on this guy soon

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Introductions are in order

Hi welcome to my little place on the web where ill be posting all the artwork ive been working on lately as well as new developing pieces.

For those who dont know me my name is Vincent Aceves Im 28 years old and I currently go to Cal State University of Northridge in pursuit of a graphic design degree. I have 8 years experience in the graphic design world both as a hired professional and currently as a free lance designer. I also create t-shirts under my design label Vein corps which is an ever evolving clothing line I am organizing.

I like taking risks with my personal artwork, I find it fun to draw something challenging or a bit bizarre. I guess it can be said my art is a reflection of my self, fun complex and a bit strange.