…and I’m thankful for every single one of those days. It has been an incredible journey so far and I’m looking forward to many more years.
This illustration is inspired by Hati and Sköll, two wolves from Norse mythology. Sköll chases the horses Árvakr and Alsviðr, that drag the chariot which contains the sun through the sky every day, trying to eat her. Sköll has a brother, Hati, who chases Máni, the moon. Eventually, they’ll both succeed in their quests.
The illustration is a vector graphic, processed in Photoshop by composing several layers of shapes, colour and textures. These have been previously made in watercolor and ink, in order to add intensity, character and a visual impact.
Here it is, the first BLDGWLF wallpaper.
Working from the brief “create a character wearing a wolf’s head mask” …The illustration was intended to have a Canadian flavour – reminiscent of a mystical woodsman or lumberjack. His arm is tattooed “Rad everyday” because that’s what BLDGWLF does for us … provides a constant stream of rad! Mostly, the other symbolism in there are uberkraaft trademarks – I wouldn’t want to decode them!
The process was pure Photoshop after the initial rough on paper – It turned out to be a mammoth job, as digital illustrations often do, because of the high level of detail I’ve put in there in case it ever gets printed large.
New logo by Matt Williams aka. Uberkraaft.
Thanks Matt, you’re the best!
…More to come…
And the winner is…
Once again, thanks to all the sponsors… this contest was amazing!
And thanks to YOU, all the readers, followers, retweeters and fans out there. You are absolutely incredible and I truly appreciate all the support you gave me since the beginning of this wonderful journey.
As a way of saying thank you for your constant support and great following, I teamed up with great sponsors to offer one lucky winner a $700 prize (see gallery for all the items) for Valentine’s Day.
BLDG//WLF and Mash Creative are giving away the entire State of the Obvious® collection.