Monday, June 29, 2009

Digital Illustration: The Art of War, Vietnam Sunrise

I'm currently in Halifax Nova Scotia attending my sister Yael's Wedding so I haven't had a chance to post anything new to the blog. So I thought I'd take this opportunity to show the more creative side of myself.

Some of you may not know that before I was a cloud computing pundit or whatever it is you wish to call me. I used to spend my days as a graphic artist. Over the next few weeks I will be posting some of various works with the related stories about how the images came to be as well as who they we're created for.

The Hendrix Back Story

Ever since I was a kid I enjoyed a keen fascination with Jimi Hendrix. As a teenager in the nineties, I was one of those guys who went out and bought an old fender stratocaster and the largest guitar amp I could find. I would then crank it up to 11 and tried my best at renditions of Voodoo Chile or Foxy Lady by my favorite guitarist Hendrix.

In 2003 I was lucky enough to have been contacted by the Hendrix Foundation to do some Jimi Hendrix Illustrations for a book that would feature him, although the book was never published the image still remains. Below are a few pieces of from that collection of illustrations.

Vietnam Sunrise

The first illustration is named "The Art of War, Vietnam Sunrise" was created in 2003 as it represented the parallels between the coming Iraq War and the Vietnam war. It is meant to show the pain as well as anticipation of going into war.

Please click the images to enlarge.

The second image is an abstract portrait of the late Jimi Hendrix. Both images were created digitally using a photoshop and wacom tablet.

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