The Girls.

About a week or so ago, Steph Dillon and I found this nice little picture on ffffound.com and decided that we should each do our own sort of take on an illustration of her, then combine them to see what they looked like. We each went home, drew her up and then put them together. The result was pretty cool and pretty different. Somehow we went in complete opposite directions. Pretty happy with the way she turned out.

Holmes on the left. Dillon on the right.

Holmes on the left. Dillon on the right.

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39th Annual Creativity Awards & Veer

So, today was a pretty good day. No problems today.. didn’t get in trouble for anything today. It was great.

I received an email from our PR/Media person at the studio informing me that we (trying to be humble here) won an Honorable Mention in the 39th Annual Creativity Awards for a campaign that I put together! If you’re wondering what the Creativity Awards are, this is probably the best way to describe it. Straight from their website. 🙂

Established in 1970, The Creativity Annual Awards is based in Louisville, KY and is one of the longest running independent international advertising and graphic design competitions in the world. A print, web, advertising and media design competition, each year the judges choose the best from all over the world to be reproduced in the 400-page Creativity Awards Annual Book.

So, some work gets published and it’s all great. Yeah! Sorry.. I’m just excited. First award concerning design. I’ll post the pictures soon.

So the next awesome thing. Stephanie Dillon and I won the Daily Contest #16 that Veer is running through Twitter. Rules for this contest were super simple. Take a picture of your best “OMG! WTF!” face. So, we did and now we each have 60 credits / week to use at the Veer marketplace. Ahh… good free stock photos. Boom!!

OMG! WTF!

OMG! WTF!

This looks like I have one tooth. HA!

This looks like I have one tooth. HA!

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Daily Random

Well, in an effort to do something on a daily basis for my poor, underappreciated blog, I’ll do a little daily random. Perhaps a photo, iPhone photo, a sketch or a thought. Now that I’ve put it out there…

Here’s an awesome pig.

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Something for the kids.

Found myself behind the computer more than necessary tonight and I wasn’t even that productive. Got a few things set up on the new computer (woo ha!!), which was nice. Anyway.. sat down for a few and this guy popped out. I don’t know what I was thinking from the beginning, but the end came out quite different than I thought. It’s fun to play without a plan. He went from something I was thinking would be sinister to now what looks like a leather wallet, devil/angel, toy, thing.. complete with embroidery. Perhaps it’s Steph and Keri with their crafting.. Hmm..

Arr.. Aren't I scary!

Arr.. Aren't I scary!

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Halloween on Pine

Jesus it’s been quite some time since my last post. I’m almost embarrassed really.. One of these days I’ll figure out that I actually need to keep posting even if I don’t have some work that I’ve finished.

Which brings me to why I’m here. Cause I’ve got some work I finished that I thought I would post. This is a poster comp for the “Halloween on Pine” in Long Beach. It’s not going to be used for that however, but I figured I would just go ahead and share what I’ve done. A little different than some of my other stuff, but I like it. I put together the illustration and one Ms. Stephanie Dillon provided the logo for the event.

Enjoy!

Illustration: Sam Eames / Logo: Stephanie Dillon

Illustration: Sam Eames / Logo: Stephanie Dillon

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Rally For One (and Stephanie)

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Inaugural Mundays

Here’s the event coming up on Monday, July 20th. Be there or be square!

You know those creative meetings that immediately give way to marathon YouTube sessions? Mundays is like that plus food, drink and music. All creatives are welcome, as well as family, friends, clients and life coaches. Drink some beer, chat about pets, make a friend or two, and go home happy on a Monday night.

Just keep the business to a minimum; nothing embitters a good pint like shoptalk.

So, that’s really what it’s all about. This is our inaugural Mundays, held at Gallaghers Pub in Long Beach. So what’s the plan? Check it out.

Q: If Mundays only happens one Monday a month, how am I supposed to handle the crippling depression of the other three Mondays?
A: Screenprinting. Our Mundays mascot will be on hand to adorn any items you’d like adorned. That way, you can use a limited edition Mundays t-shirt to wipe away your tears on the first, second and fourth Monday of the month. And it’s free, besides supplying your own shirt, wedding photo, or Labrador.

Visit our event page on Facebook.

Mundays

Artwork courtesy of Nate Coonrod.

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Heart of Cold – Update

Yesterday was the excellent Tour des Artistes festival in downtown Long Beach. The weather was threatening rain all afternoon, but luckily, it was just the June gloom looming overhead. The day turned out to be quite a good one.

Once again, Carin Gross and I painted side by side at this event. Considering the hangover that held on to me most of the afternoon thanks to Jarod Sheahans bachelor party, I felt pretty good.

I did a small, 24″ x 24″ piece that I lovingly called “Heart of Cold”. Very happy with how it turned out. It also sold at the silent auction! Carin did a super nice painting of two peacocks. I’ll get pictures of that later.

I leave you with a super high quality iPhone picture of my piece.

In progress

In progress

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IF: Adapt

Woo! Illustration Friday. The theme this time around is adapt. Originally, this guy was a grumpy gus, but then I decided to change his mood. Earlier today, I sketched this guy out while I was at work then went home and forgot to take my sketch, but I knew the basic idea. When I get to the office tomorrow… I’ll update the post with the sketch.

Enjoy!

Illustration Friday: Adapt

Illustration Friday: Adapt

As promised, here’s the update with the original sketch that I left behind. Oops.

Original sketch for the idea

Original sketch for the idea

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I Heart Mad Men

If you haven’t seen the show Mad Men, I highly suggest you watch it. I don’t really need to get into the whole story, mostly because I haven’t even made it through season two, yet.. And by yet I mean at all.

It makes me want to travel back to the advertising world of the 60’s oh so badly.

At any rate, I was going through my morning routine at the office, checking my sites and reading some stories. While I was at QBN I stumbled upon some great illustrations by Nobody’s Sweetheart (Dyna Moe). She has done a nice job in her retro style.. very reminiscent of SHAG, which I’m sure she has heard a lot. At any rate, two of them have become my desktop backgrounds. (I heart Joan). I just wanted to share this with whoever finds this. 🙂

I heart Joan

I heart Joan

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