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Weekly Review Sept. 8-12

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Mad Clown!

Another week has passed and I’m here reporting what went down since the last review. Here we go:

  • Our new office is just about finished, we spent some time this week painting the walls. Photos to come soon. We’re going to move in next week, even though there a few things that still need to be added – such as the aquarium and various other “extras.” But it will be workable next week.
  • Starting doing a shirt design for the band Bloodbath. It’s not going to be pretty.
  • Finished my clown design for Harley-Davidson, see the preview image above. Still waiting on approvals.
  • Arsenal 2.0 development is finishing up. Still going through the last round of edits and then it will be up to me to clean up the look of some of their “design” they did while coding. Anyone who has worked with a programmer knows they don’t really care about design so you’ll end up spending time fixing the look of things once it all works.
  • Go Media is a sponsor of the new game BAJA for PS3 and XBOX360.
  • Worked more on this silly Monster Truck hat for Isaac Stout’s hat line. It’s a fun drawing, but we had to construct a hat mockup out of poster board and draw onto that. It’s totally not as easy as I thought. I hope all my art lines up once they assemble it together.
  • Added a few of Katie’s boards to our DeckPeck Store.
  • Started some tees for the Beastie Boys.
  • I decided on my “spot” in the new office. I’m happy with it, but we’ll see once I get my desk and all that in there.
  • Some last minute preparations for mine and Kim’s wedding coming up Sept. 27th.

About the Author, Jeff Finley

I'm a partner at Go Media, a Cleveland web design and development firm. We also specialize in print design and branding. I started Weapons of Mass Creation Fest and wrote the book Thread's Not Dead, teaching artists and designers how to start a clothing company. In my spare time, I write songs and play drums in Campfire Conspiracy. I'm a happy husband and an aspiring b-boy and lucid dreamer.
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  • http://www.battlemedialab.com Joe

    Good luck with the new space. Post lots of pics :)

  • http://www.battlemedialab.com Joe

    Good luck with the new space. Post lots of pics :)

  • http://design.studiofold.com/ Ragnar Þór Valgeirsson

    Love these reviews, nice to have see what you are do from day to day.

  • http://design.studiofold.com/ Ragnar Þór Valgeirsson

    Love these reviews, nice to have see what you are do from day to day.

  • http://design.studiofold.com/ Ragnar Þór Valgeirsson

    oops… That comment was supposed to be the following:

    Love these reviews, nice to see what you are doing from day to day.

  • http://design.studiofold.com/ Ragnar Þór Valgeirsson

    oops… That comment was supposed to be the following:

    Love these reviews, nice to see what you are doing from day to day.

  • http://www.classicwfl.com WFL

    I beg to differ on the programmer dig :P I started out as a programmer before I became an artist (and my artwork and web work is certainly worth looking at, in my opinion :)).

    .. However, I do realize I’m in the minority. I’ve worked with a few of the programmers you speak of. Actually, half of them I’d be hard pressed to call “programmers”, but I digress..

  • http://www.classicwfl.com WFL

    I beg to differ on the programmer dig :P I started out as a programmer before I became an artist (and my artwork and web work is certainly worth looking at, in my opinion :)).

    .. However, I do realize I’m in the minority. I’ve worked with a few of the programmers you speak of. Actually, half of them I’d be hard pressed to call “programmers”, but I digress..

  • VRizo

    that is one freaky clown. perfect!

    I def want to see what yall come up with for Beastie Boys… do them justice!

  • VRizo

    that is one freaky clown. perfect!

    I def want to see what yall come up with for Beastie Boys… do them justice!

  • brian

    aw yeah gettin married

  • brian

    aw yeah gettin married

  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    Cool clown. Doesn’t look like your usual style.

  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    Cool clown. Doesn’t look like your usual style.

  • http://naldzgraphics.com NaldzGraphics

    nice reviews:)keep it up

  • http://naldzgraphics.com NaldzGraphics

    nice reviews:)keep it up

  • ChequeredManiac

    The clown is savage. Lookin forward to seeing the office pics.
    Arsenal 2.0, no mercy!

  • ChequeredManiac

    The clown is savage. Lookin forward to seeing the office pics.
    Arsenal 2.0, no mercy!

  • Alex

    Those hats looks incredible. If they weren’t 65$, I might have thought to grab one. Can’t wait to see yours.

  • http://jimiyo.com jimiyo

    Ahhh… snap. So it’s not til the 27th! WOOORd!

  • http://jimiyo.com jimiyo

    Ahhh… snap. So it’s not til the 27th! WOOORd!

  • Alex

    Those hats looks incredible. If they weren’t 65$, I might have thought to grab one. Can’t wait to see yours.

  • http://colorburned.com Grant Friedman

    Excited to see the new office! Seems like they worked rather quickly!

  • http://colorburned.com Grant Friedman

    Excited to see the new office! Seems like they worked rather quickly!

  • dane

    This has nothing to do with the article but deals with the illustration of the clown. I have been trying to figure out how to do shading like on the clowns nose, cheeks, ears, etc. Alot of my favorite artist use this technique as well as you guys at Go Media. How the hell do you do it. Lol. I tried using the blend tool and creating a shape which works a little bit. How do you arc the lines. Can you maybe make a tutorial on this technique?

  • dane

    This has nothing to do with the article but deals with the illustration of the clown. I have been trying to figure out how to do shading like on the clowns nose, cheeks, ears, etc. Alot of my favorite artist use this technique as well as you guys at Go Media. How the hell do you do it. Lol. I tried using the blend tool and creating a shape which works a little bit. How do you arc the lines. Can you maybe make a tutorial on this technique?

  • Dan

    Excellent job..
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