Character illustrations for a restaurant in Ohio
Doughby's Restaurant is located in Oxford, Ohio, just north of Cincinatti. The city is home to Miami University, founded in 1809 and named after a local Indian Tribe. Doughby's is open 7 days a week until 3:00 and 4:00am for hungry students involved in late night study sessions. We have done a series of 3 different versions of the Doughby's character as shown below, and expect to do several more for the restaurant in their continuing promotions.
Book cover illustration
This illustration (created in Adobe Illustrator) was created for Dr. Deane Waldman's book "Curing the Cancer in U.S. Healthcare". After the initial illustration was approved we then designed the full cover design (front, back and spine). Part of the many skills we bring to the table is working out complex communications into artwork that is easy to understand.
Prototype parts illustration
All manufactured products start out from a basic concept. This illustration is a single plastic part that allows a handle to connect to an adjustable ball joint. We received a photo of the part and then created detailed drawings of the piece and rough dimensions to enable the manufacturer to begin work on fully detailed CAD drawings prior to machining the dies for the molding of the parts. If you're an inventor and need line drawings of your creation, give us a call.
Product prototype illustration
This ingenious product is designed to light your Christmas tree with three light projectors placed around the bottom of the tree. We were hired by The Christmas Tree Halo to create their new logo and product illustrations for use in their marketing of their new product. We photographed a prototype unit and then created the illustrations from the photos. The product comes in both candy cane red and white, and solid green as shown in the 2 sets of illustrations. This type of illustration provides a semi-realistic presentation created by gradient shading of the product.
Instruction illustrations for IPS Corporation
IPS manufactures plumbing supplies, roofing products and structural adhesives under the Weld-On brand. We were contacted to create a series of line drawing illustrations for various plumbing products to demonstrate installation procedures. A large part of the challenge lies in figuring out how to draw the images so that they easily communicate the text that accompanies each illustration. Shown in the top illustration is a test plug used in shower installations, and a closet flange plate that goes underneath a toilet. Drawings can be done in black, white and shades of gray or full color as required.
Illustrations for an anti-snoring device
VitalSleep is a company in New York that designs and manufactures special adjustable mouthpieces that gently move the lower jaw forward, which opens up the airways in the back of the throat thus allowing snorers to breathe easily at night. The company asked us to update their existing drawings to show the anatomical effects of the VitalSleep device, along with several other illustrations demonstrating how to custom-fit the device for first time use.
Demonstration drawings for Titan Oil Recovery
This drawing is one of a series we created for Titan Oil Recovery to show their unique biologically based oil recovery methods as part of the Titan Process.
Roman coin logo illustration
A client brought us an old woodcut engraving of "Janus", the 2-headed Roman god of doorways, archways, beginnings and endings. We were asked to create a metallic-looking coin image for a financial services/investment company logo. The challenge was to develop a method of drawing the various surfaces to look as if they were stamped in low-relief in gold and silver. The effect was achieved by the use of gradients of yellows and browns to simulate gold; and white, grays and black to simulate silver. It was a tricky process to work out the reflectivity patterns, but the results turned out great, and the client loved it.
Product instruction illustration
When Armore Wearable Fitness launched its new resistance arm exerciser, we were called on to create an illustration for their website and instruction booklet with labels to make the device easier to understand and use. A photograph of the unit on a model's arm was taken and the drawing created in Adobe Illustrator from the photo. The drawing and labels of the various parts of the unit made the text instructions instantly easier to understand.
Location and facilities illustrations
The City of Dunedin, Florida hired us to create a brochure for their downtown baseball stadium that has been the spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays for over 33 years. The brochure includes 2 large illustrations of the stadium and grounds, and the secondary practice area containing 6 additional baseball fields. We used Google Maps satellite photos of both locations, and created simplified drawings of the areas to show the various facilities. We also created a map of Florida showing the various Florida Grapefruit League teams and their home stadiums in the state.
Technical line drawings and shaded product illustration
These detailed illustrations are great for product mockups, instruction manuals and specialized advertising. All illustrations were created in Adobe Illustrator and carefully shaded with gradient fills to have a near-realistic look. The screen shots on the MacBook Air, iPhone and iMac were tweaked in Photoshop, then added to the Adobe Illustrator drawings. This style of illustration is great for products that are soon to be released or are only in the prototype phase, for catalogs or web use. Just about any level of detail and drawing style can be created. Give us a challenge!
Variations on a theme
We've created hundreds of illustrations for many companies over the years in many different styles. A single piece of artwork can be presented in many different ways, so feel free to challenge us.
Do you know what you want but don't see it here? Give us a call to discuss your specific needs: (727) 766-6888.
Illustrations for how-to manuals and brochures
These drawings were created as part of a series of illustrations, graphs and charts for a sales manual for a successful California firm. The technical ins and outs of how to organize a sales team, flow lines, commissions and a basic understanding of how to achieve personal success were quickly demonstrated in an easy to understand and friendly style that made a potentially dry and confusing subject very appealing.
Resizable multi-textured vector image drawing in Adobe Illustrator not Photoshop
Sometimes projects come up where a logo needs to be redrawn in vector format (made of lines, shapes and curves instead of pixels) because it has to be used at many different sizes. In this case, the Entertainment Tonight logo had to look perfect and crisp but all we had was a small JPG image that simply couldn't be enlarged without looking chunky and pixelated. The usual solution would be to create a HUGE version in Photoshop and then reduce it as necessary — but Photoshop files can be very large, unwieldy, tricky to work with and are still pixel-based. Instead we used Adobe Illustrator to create what looks like a meticulously airbrushed, semi-3D logo with shadows, gradient fills and feathering, but has a tiny file size and can be resized up or down without any loss of image quality. This is a huge plus for many clients who use their branding on everything from brochures, magazine ads and websites to the sides of buses and giant billboards. The line drawing on the left shows the actual paths that make up the Entertainment Tonight logo. Our creatives know their tools and can work magic. We didn't design the ET logo, but we were able to redraw it in a format that our client could use without the limitations of pixel-based artwork.
Illustrations for books, manuals, magazines and technical publications
Dr. Gottfried Lange commissioned a series of illustrations, graphs and charts for his book "How to Really Prevent and Cure Heart Disease" (on sale at Amazon.com). Dr. Lange is an MD, Naturopath, nutritionist, researcher, lecturer and author who travels Europe and North America with his news of hope for heart disease and high blood pressure without the use of pharmaceuticals. We were provided with rough line drawings and artwork and created a consistent look throughout the book to make the understanding of this rather complex subject simple.
This is just a small sample of the vast range of illustration work we can provide. If the type of illustrations you see on this page aren't exactly what you need, our talented staff has the skills to deliver whatever is required. All you need to do is challenge us and we'll rise to the occasion. We're looking forward to working with you soon to help your next book, brochure, website, product package or other project look terrific so that it will attract customers and create sales.
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