Caveboy - Caveman Character Design and Illustration

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Caveboy - Caveman Character Design and Illustration

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A client needed a caveman, or to be more specific a caveboy character created. The character needed to appeal to kids and was to be used for learning and informational purposes in an environment that specifically deals with heritage and historical education.

Things to consider were that the character looked fun and friendly but not too cartoony. Also needed to be considered was that the character could have the potential to be dressed in different period costume to show the same boy in different outfits and therefore periods of time.

You can see my first stage of sketches, and following feedback from the client the final vector artwork for the caveboy is shown with and without a background. Any feedback is appreciated as always. Cheers and enjoy!

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New Logo Design for We Are Epic - Corporate Identity Branding

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New Logo Design for We Are Epic - Corporate Identity Branding

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I was asked to help design the new corporate identity, logo for We Are Epic (Epic for short). I have been working with the Leicester based design company for some time, and therefore had a good idea of the type of business they are and what style of branding would work for them.

We worked closely together to come up with a text based design, simply concentrating on the word 'epic'. The new branding needed to be fresh but fun, with the ability to use the logo in many colour schemes including a single coloured version. I tried a variety of text styles in an attempt to get the 'feel' of the brand just right. You can see my first stage of designs on the image below with the blueish squares. I've also added my initial sketches so you can see exactly where my design process begins.

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The client then narrowed the choice to two potentials as you can see on the second pic. We also tried a few colour variations to see what worked for the future.

The final logo can be seen above in a single black colour. I think you'll agree there are some obvious links to perhaps an 80's style, but hopefully a more modern twist and different or advanced enough to stand the test of time. Let me know what you think or if you'd have chosen a different path. Cheers and enjoy!

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Pump Clip for The Langton Brewery - Welland Valley Vintage Traction Club

The Langton Brewery have another great beer to add to their collection. This one is named 'Traction' and has been especially created for Welland Valley Vintage Traction Club. The beer should be available in designated fine drinking establisments in and around the Leicestershire area soon. As you may know I've created many pump clips and beer labels for the brewery over the years. You can see them all in my portfolio.

If you spot the pump clip at a bar near you then feel free to take a pic and post it on my Facebook page. I always like to see my work out and about in the real world. Cheers and enjoy!

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The Health & Safety Fails Collection - These 2 guy

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The Health & Safety Fails Collection - These 2 guy

I’ve been creating illustrations of these two silly, crazy, idiotic guys for several years. They’re two characters I created to convey a message about health and safety in the workplace, and basically how NOT to do it! I recently created a load of new illustrations which you can see in the slideshow below. I've also just added them to my Behance site.

Here’s a link to the project on Behance, and if you get a chance I would love to know what you think.

BTW ALL of these illustrations are also available to purchase individually via my iStock portfolio, or feel free to get in touch with me at nathan@antcreations.co.uk and I'll be happy to discuss selling them direct either individually or as a set.

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Leicester Tigers - Welford character design - He's Grrreat!

If any of you good people are Leicester Tigers fans you might recognise this grrreat guy. It's Welford the official mascot for Leicester Tigers - the English rugby union team based in Leicester (obviously).

I've been illustrating the Tigers Family (#Tigersfamily) cartoon strip for the past two seasons, and you can see every single cartoon strip as well as sketches and even video on their very own blog.

This project however is all about Welford. Welford has been the offical Leicester Tigers mascot for some time now, but until recently he has only been seen in his physical form. He can usaully be seen on the pitch and in and around the Welford Road ground, meeting the fans and interacting with the kids. Now however he is also famous in his 2D, fully illustrated version!

He appears in many forms of promotional and marketing material both online and in print. You can see him in several places around the ground, on matchday promotional and fun (JTC - Junior Tigers Club) items and across the Tigers external marketing range.

Below you can see Welford in his claws out 'Thriller' pose :) You can also see him in several other classic poses as well as some early sketches of Welford before he was created in his final glorious full colour vector version.

Let me know if you're a fan of Welford and be sure to take a pic and send it to me if you see him around. Feel free to leave some comments below, but please keep them clean if you're not a Tigers fan ;) Cheers and enjoy!


If you'd like to see more of my character creations then click here and give your eyes a treat :)

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