Saturday, April 21, 2012

New Business Name Part II

Many years ago I started a sketch blog, and as part of the collateral material I created for it, I came up with a crazy pencil character. The original pencil-guy was actually farting, but I've pulled the fart out, not because I've suddenly become soft and delicate, but design-wise it just wasn't happening. At some point, however, I may do a new version featuring the fart in all of its resplendent glory, so we'll just have to see.

Anyway, since I've started doing business under my own name now, instead of Vintage 66 Graphics (although a complete change over will take some time), I pulled this guy out of mothballs, mainly because I wanted an example of the slightly different style direction I plan to go. Certainly, I will still use all the cool retro and vintage elements that I have been using for the past 5 years, but this style will have more of a bold and edgy feel, a more pronounced punk rock feel. I think that somewhere along the line I began trying to recreate the Mid-century rather than just use it as an influence. So now I'm back on the right path with the best yet to come, and I'm glad to have you along for the ride.


The Crazy Art Dork Pencil; an old character revisited.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

New Name Coming Soon!

I'm making some changes here, but don’t be alarmed (because I know how my little hunk of the blogi-sphere is the high point of your day). I’ll go into the whys and wherefores more a little later, or maybe I’ll just keep posting and pretend like nothing ever happened—like when you fart in the grocery store and just keep walking and hope nobody heard, or if they did that they just thought it was a shoe squeak or something. Nevertheless, the content and subject matter is pretty much going to be the same, except a bit more edgy and more of a crunchy punk rock feel, but I am now doing business under my own name, Robert N. Wiles,  instead of Vintage 66 Graphics.

My new logo since I'm doing business under my own name.
There seems to be some sort of image discrepancy when you click on it, maybe because I used a png file instead of a jpg for this. I'm too tired to fix it now, but I'll try to remember later.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tiki Leftovers

Last night I ran across this little bit inking practice, which is left over from when I submitted a few pieces for a tiki themed art show a few years ago. Neither of these studies ended up as part of a final piece, but I still think they have a certain amount charm, and I've been getting the Tiki Itch lately, so they could become  part of something one of these days soon.

Tiki Leftovers; Prismacolor Art Stix and ink.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Business Card Deal: Custom Design with 1,000 Cards!

Check out this great deal on custom business cards! No templates. No Cheap Charlie parlor tricks. Get a custom full color double-sided business card design, plus 1,000 professionally printed cards shipped directly  to your door via UPS ground. US street addresses only, sorry, no PO boxes. Please contact me for international shipping rates. Visit the Vintage 66 Website and get your design started today!