Inktober 2018 Highlights
For the 2018 Inktober drawing challenge, I chose famous artwork as my theme. However, I decided to venture a little outside of the box and swapped out the faces with noses.
Thirty-Five Years and Counting!
This is a piece I made as a gift for my parents' 35th wedding anniversary. It's based off of an old portrait of them that they had taken as newlyweds in the mid-1980's. They got a kick out of it.
Over the past couple of years I have been experimenting with line-work in relation to texture and patterns. This piece demonstrates crucial changes I have made in my personal drawing style and development as an illustrator.
Avatar Icon Concept
I made this black and white design to function as an avatar for my social media accounts, but found that it and didn't translate well into a thumbnail. When I started adding different color combinations, interesting gradients started to emerge because of the "halo" effect I use in my line-work.
PBRArt 2017 Submission
This piece was submitted in the Art Can category for Pabst Brewing Company's annual art competition in 2017.
Wisconsin Is SURLY - Surly Brewing Co.
Collaborative poster for Surly Brewing's "Wisconsin Invasion". I feel very fortunate to have been commissioned to do the Western portion of our state, and collaborate with such talented local artists.
Bomber Label Design - Recess Brewing LLC
Bomber label for Recess Brewing's Belgian-Style Dubbel Ale, "Clown Assassin". Individual bottles can be purchased at their taproom in Edwardsville, IL.
Bomber Label Design - Arcade Brewing Co. (Submission)
Illustrator Glassware Design - Tin Man Brewing Co.
Winner of Tin Man Brewing 's 21st Illustrator Series Glassware. Heavily influenced by vintage horror movie posters or the cover of pulp comics.
Vinyl Sticker Design - Recess Brewing LLC
Initially this design was submitted to Recess Brewing for their summer Tee Shirt Contest on April 26th, 2015. The design was not selected as a winner, but the rights were instead purchased by Recess Brewing to use in their other merchandising.
Chris Richardson Comics © 2019