8/4/09

maine lobster


I was recently asked to design a bookmark that represented the state of Maine. This was a practice run- I decided to take a more humorous approach for the final piece. Since I had this graphic, textural lobster just sitting there on my desktop, I decided to design a poster around it and post it on my blog... after all, I was always taught never to waste, especially something as delicious as a lobster.

23 comments:

Desiree Cassidy said...

mmmm, looks delicious and beautiful :)

Cheryl Lynn said...

Brilliantly delicious!

justdoodleit said...

Looks quite appealing. Is it the main course in Maine course?

Thierry Cattant said...

great! Love your textures!!!

salli s. swindell said...

I always feel bad for the lobsters in the tank at the grocery store, all trapped and confined ... but ... vegetarian commentary aside...I LOVE this illo...and the lettering is awesomely fantastic. very nice layout.

Dante Terzigni said...

I love the little details (like the tiny stripes in the antennas.) I think I might have told you that already. Awesome color scheme!

perezvila™ said...

Hey . I find your carachters really lovely!

Karen said...

Great looking lobster with fab textures!

Jason Curtis said...

I'm with Salli, I always feel bad for these poor bastards in the tank at the grocery store. Something about their beady little eyes makes me want to rescue them.

However...

Great work. You're definitely the master of texture.

Cheryl Lynn said...

Hey there, I have an award for you on my blog. Stop by when you get a chance.

Have a great day!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

ain't it the truth! This is truly delicious!!! I'm drooling all over the key board. I will clean up later. This is perfectly wonderful! I adore all the beautiful color and detail. Your the best man!

xenos said...

textures can be tricky, but damn you make it look easy. happen to have any tips? great piece...

R.Dress said...

Slather that lobster with garlic and butter. This is deliciously designed sir. Cheers!

Marcello Souza Filho said...

GREAT MAN!!!! beautiful.......

JEM 'n Tonic said...

I DIG YOUR ART MAN! Good Job! I like it a lot.

Roberta said...

Yum!!!!

veronica said...

hi michael ! thanks for your comment on my night table..coming it from you, it's a great compliment! congrats on your talent.

v

Dam Ferreira said...

Grat stuff!!
Very beautiful, man!!
Congratulations

Cheers

Gabriele Antonini said...

Superb! Lettering is really interesting too. Always attracted by your textures and colors.
Gabriele

matt dawson said...

At a risk of mutual sycophancy ;) this is superb work! The bookmarks loss is the posters gain! Beautiful... really beautiful.... textures and colours and that hand lettering is perfectly controlled. Always an absolute pleasure to visit your blog...inspirational!

Jennifer Lara said...

love your work!
greetings from Guatemala!

Lucas Ferreyra said...

WOOOW! GREAT COLORS, TEXTURE AND DESIGN!
EXELENTE!

Ely'sa Castro said...

me encantan sus composiciones y personajes. un excelente descubrimiento de blog. si señor! :)