Monday, January 19, 2015

AC/DC - Gopher Style

Another very fun event we had was a set of classic album cover parodies. This time I collaborated with David Stevenson. Rather he collaborated with me. He gets full credit for making my messy drawing stellar!

I came up with this record-themed set thinking it would be quick and simple. All we needed was a square format to swap out the art and have a templated desktop area with a spread of vinyl albums.

Naturally I was wrong about the amount of time it would take. We artists often tend to be perfectionists and detail oriented. It took nearly a week longer than expected. Plus we added a 7th image just for the Facebook fans. It was worth massaging the schedule.

The final set was so well received by the fans... and the Fairway team...  that I can see doing this again in the future.

I had a tough time with some of the sketches in this full set. Most of the final pieces look more like the actual musicians instead of the McDivot cartoon characters. We thought we'd make them more caricatured but gopherized as if they were lifted from their world.

This is a cleaned up version of a sketchbook drawing for the AC/DC album parody. I cleaned it up so David could make sense of my chicken scratch ...

Take a look at how David leveled this up. Amazing! It goes to 11. No wonder his nickname is Dr. Detail. He made it look fabulous. On top of that he's an AC/DC fan so he really wanted to do this one.

I'm so glad we did this album. It has a perfect pun!

I work with a dream team of artists so collaborations are always a joy. There are no egos to battle with. We work off of each other and learn from each other. We've all become good friends.