Friday, February 28, 2014

Love in Action Logo

My mother in law owns a non profit organization called "Love in Action". She goes down to Guatemala with Doctors and Nurses and medical equipment and they all volunteer helping out people in need of medical procedures and basic health education. Basically she's an amazing women.  Anyway that being said she needed a logo and needed it fast. As in I had about 2 hours of time to make it.
After some initial scribbles I had two basic designs for Love in Action that I thought were decent, and that I could actually do in the amount of time I had. I liked the hands reaching for each other better even though I think I read the logo design as more of "action in love."

Next: Color. I knew my mother in law really likes color. Lots of it. So I pulled up some images of Guatemala colors for inspiration. 
Finally I added a black border and tweaked it just a little bit to give it a less serious outline.

Final Logo with Font.
I think it turned out pretty-okay considering the short amount of time I had.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Halloween Pumpkin

So this was a pretty lame attempt at pumpkin carving. I showed up to a party late, and had to rush and my original plan wasn't going to work out in the time allotted. Next year. Next year I'll make something incredible.  (I think that's what I said last year too)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Rhodes Family Automotive History Celebration Day T-shirt!

A coworker needed a T-shirt for a family inside-joke so we put together this design.  Turned out pretty nice!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Timeline

My wife is a huge fan of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and has started branching out into the comics.  She was a little confused on what order to read the comics in so I decided to help her out.  I figured I could become an expert in the Buffyverse in no time. After all, it is a much smaller universe than Star Wars (which is my area of expertise).  I figured I could have it all figured out in a couple days and put it out there as a chart.  I first discovered this cool discussion where I started off making my chart.  Then the days turned to weeks, and the weeks to months. I also watched the entire show at the same time and became an instant addict. I still need to watch Angel though. Late in the game I stumbled into this fantastic wiki chronology which was great because I was about to give up but this helped me think of a new way to organize my chart. ( I have no idea why I didn't find this timeline earlier) So a lot of this chart comes directly from this page. The chart is emphasizing what is out there as far as the media goes if you were trying to collect the entire story-line. The greyed out items are lower level canon, unconfirmed cannon, or noncanon. So I only show the individual comics if they are not collected in a trade paperback collection etc.   So this was a fun adventure for me. I'm not expert on the universe, but I'd like to think I have a basic understanding of it now.  I'm sure there are mistakes in the chart, and I'll continue to update and replace the images below as changes are made. Thanks!  Feel free to contact me with any changes!

 I've posted the full timeline on my website.

Click to View on my Website. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

BattleStar Galactica Original and Re-Imagined Comparison

My sister in law is watching BattleStar Galactica and it got me excited about it agian.  It really was a pretty dang good show! Anyway, I don't expect her to go crazy and watch the original series, [a lot of people can't handle it (and if you think that's bad, don't even think about BattleStar 1980)], but I decided to make this chart comparing the original to the re-imagined show. There are some random crossovers for sure like Boxey, and for some reason they reversed the names of the sport and card games.  I have no idea why.  Anyway, there are some Easter eggs and tributes to the original series that you might find interesting knowing just a little bit about the original show.  There might be more I didn't think of, but this was all from this evening!

Battlestar Galactica, Original and Re-Imagined

Original Theme

New Theme

Monday, June 10, 2013

Alien per Week

At some point in January I decided to draw one alien per week.  I started with my introduction and earliest recollection of aliens, the Star Wars cantina.  This has kept me pretty busy, this year taking up about 2 evenings for a couple hours each week.  Here are some of those aliens I have drawn so far!  If you want to see more, check out my Star Wars Blog!  The drawings are also for sale on my DeviantArt site because I know you want an ugly Givin on your wall.



















Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Superman: The Bag

My brother-in-law is as big into DC as I am into Star Wars.  His favorite character is actually green lantern, but everyone always gives him superman stuff.  So for his birthday I also gave him the last few seasons of Smallville that he was missing wrapped up in this superman bag.  
From the side
From the Rear.  Superman bag can leap comic book boxes in a single bound.