“Heroic” Ad Campaign

Total Choice Gift Card Ad

Needing to find new ways to attract clients, I decided to create and illustrate a heroic advertising campaign. Granted, this is not a new idea by a long shot. However, it is new for this type of product line. The idea was to develop cartoon heroes, heroins, villains, etc. who will prominently display the product. The “Superman”-like ad was the first I developed in this series. This campaign just hit this week, so it’s still too early to tell. But initial reports are showing that the campaign is receiving positive feedback.

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Updating My Sketch Book

Creature sketch.

Creature sketch.

I am working up some ideas for a new “fantasy” illustration. I’m not exactly sure where I am going with this yet. But here is a sketch of an alien creature. I know it’s an alien creature because it has four eyes. I have decided to call it a quadceratops. You can view more of my sketches in My Sketch Book.

 

Latest Work: Morning Stroll

"Morning Stroll." (c) Michael J. Barnes.

“Morning Stroll.” (c) Michael J. Barnes.

The completed illustration featuring my “Grumpy” character overlooking his woodsy domain. This is a self-promotional fantasy piece. Hope you like it.

 

WIP: Grumpy Creature Warrior – Update 5

Painted Grumpy Bust. (c) 2013 Michael J. Barnes.

Painted Grumpy Bust. (c) 2013 Michael J. Barnes.

I completed texturing Grumpy’s bust late last night.

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WIP: Grumpy Creature Warrior – Update 4

The sculpture is complete?

 

Grumpy Sculpture. (c) 2013 Michael J. Barnes.

Grumpy Sculpture. (c) 2013 Michael J. Barnes.

Completed the sculpt over this last weekend.

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WIP: Grumpy Creature Warrior – Update 3

"Grumpy" Armor Update - (c) Michael J. Barnes.

“Grumpy” Armor Update – (c) Michael J. Barnes.

For this update, I have completed Grumpy’s upper armor and helm. Now he is starting to become the warrior as implied by the project title: Grumpy Creature Warrior.

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