Cartoon frog as The Hulk. T-shirt illustration for the 2012 River Sweep event.
I’m not much of a football guy, but being a Cleveland native and a northeast Ohio resident — lots of people I know are. After poking around to see what kind of illustrations and artwork was out there for Browns fans, I was kind of disappointed to see some pretty weak “dog pound” designs.
That of course inspired me to create my own. I couldn’t tell you how the Browns Stadium “Dog Pound” got it’s name, but an aggressive dog makes for a great character for t-shirts.
I recall thinking that the biggest drawback to football mascots it having them wear a helmet since it obscures the head & face of the character. The Cleveland Browns currently have no official mascot, just the orange and brown helmet and colors. But with the unofficial fan-created “Dog Pound”, I found inspiration — just make the dog’s fur as if it were colored like the Browns helmet. Thus, the design was born.
Check out the illustrated Cleveland skyline artwork I created for Cleveland, Ohio traveler & visitor’s bureau Positively Cleveland, used here as the “bumpers” in this promo video for Cleveland Indians Snow Days.
“Batfrog” llustration for the 2010 River Sweep t-shirt.
Recently I have been working with Positively Cleveland, the visitor and traveler’s bureau of Cleveland, Ohio on some illustration work for their promotional and marketing materials. The publications in which these illustrations were used went on to win awards in the Ohio Association of Convention and Visitor Bureau‘s 2009 “Middy” awards.
I recently finished up the first round of a series of custom avatar illustrations for the Cleveland, Ohio convention and visitor’s bureau Positively Cleveland. The initial set of avatar illustrations were for the “web women” of Positively Cleveland — the main online team for their website.