Monday, July 5, 2010

Behind the Scenes


Hello, hello! Just wanted to show you some of my artwork that went into our recent little Sky Sailing/Owl City video that the Universal Records people hired us to do. The illustrations are a combo of watercolor, ink pen, and Photoshop. All the moving pieces are on separate layers in the Photoshop file so that Daniel could import them into Adobe After Effects and bring them to life! And the music was edited by my talented brother-in-law.


I named the boat "The Seabird".... a little shout out to our friends ; )




And you can't really see it in the video, but I put our initials (Daniel's and mine) in the sand on the beach. Awwww : )



And there have been some questions in the comments on YouTube about the "subliminal messages" in this shot. It's actually the back of an old tobacco sale contract I found at my grandparents' house that's signed by a distant relative. I love incorporating old textures and such into my illustrations : )

Hope you liked this little behind-the-scenes art tour!

Arian : )

6 comments:

Saffy said...

Woah, interesting artwork...
i love it.
i also am an artist (well that what i call myself, i am only 14 and alright at it :-)) writer, horse rider, netballer, and photographer...

Keep it up. they're awesome.
check out my blog if ya want.
I am holidaying @ the moment and havnt been able to put ANY of my sketches on but soon...

SusieC said...

What is the significance of the Burj Al Arab on the record cover?
Just curious because I live in Dubai...

Arian said...

Hi Susie,
I'm not sure why they chose the Burj Al Arab for the Owl City Ocean Eyes album. I didn't design that cover. It's a cool-looking building, though!

Arian : )

Regina said...

So cool, we really like the fireflies song and I couldn't remember it was from Owl City, AND also a fan of Seabird. You designs are amazing.

Kelly said...

that girl asking about the hidden words at Adam's room would be me :) and I'm very glad I asked cause that's how I met you and ur beautiful blog!

robyn blaikie collins said...

this is fantastic. wow. so grateful richard fudge sent me to your site, i've admired his stuff for awhile now.