Thursday, September 6, 2007

Indiana Jones stuff

About a year and a half ago, when the new design for went online, I was asked to create one of the image headers that would show up at the top of every page. I made one, but I've always been wanting to make a second one, just because the first one was so much fun! Finally, I found time to make a second contribution.

And to give you a little look behind the scenes, this is what the layout sketch looked like, made on a regular A4 sized paper. You can see how some elements look quite different from the final version, while others remain almost unchanged. I always like to draw images like this fairly small, because you get a certain spontaneity in your work which is hard to capture in a larger drawing. Once I am satisfied with the overall layout I scan the drawing, enlarge all the elements and print them on separate sheets of paper. I refine all these elements separately on my light table and put them back together again on the computer.

This is the first header by the way.


Joe Karg said...

Hey man these images are really nice. I'm a big Indi fan from way back, or at least as far back as I can remember. I love the way you approach your colors.


Anonymous said...

Great work man. Your extremely talented.

tomm said...


Alessandra Sorrentino said...

Hey Patrick!
Just found your blog, how's life man?
Nice sketches here ;)
Did you try our pesto recipe?

Take care my friend and talk to you soon!


Dapper Dan said...

Excellent work here, love your designs!

Jav said...

Patrick WOW!
This stuff is excellent, great designs, flow, and execution... the color is marvelous as well...
Really inspiring stuff...

Jean-Denis Haas said...

Awesome work!

Can someone please give him tons of money so he make an animated version of this??