Thursday, November 29, 2012

My Toxic Tune designs for 2013 Product.

Here are the renders for 2013 Hesh and Cassette I designed. I did the color blocking and illustrated the pattern.

The Hesh

The Cassette

Here is the full art pattern I did.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Swamp Betty

28"x22" poster
This was done for the Universal Monster Gallery at The Blond Grizzlie.
October 19, 2012
6:30pm- 10:00pm
The Creature From The Black Lagoon is my all time favorite monster movie. If this gal was around he most likely would have never left the Lagoon.

The Thumbnail rough.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

My Wedding Announcement

The big poster.

The announcement card....

"Odland...Tim Odland."

That's right folks I'm getting married!

Didn't you know? In the early 70's my lovely fiancé and I starred in an unofficial Bond movie? (Right.)

I designed our announcement after late 60's early 70's movie posters. They used black & white photos with the type/graphic elements in solid colors. Later when printing technology progressed big blockbuster movies took on better printing methods and could now incorporate full color photos. The Black and white style found itself demoted and only used by the the B movie circuit. Grind House posters are good example of this.

I did all the concepting, design, typography,photo alteration, and vintage treatment.

Reed Roe took the shots he's a good friend and great photographer.  He did an outstanding job creating "sculpted shadows and movie poster lighting."

Here's a couple thumbnails when I first came up with the idea. They're quick junky drawings but just enough to get an idea out on paper.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Attack of the...STUFF!

All over pattern print.



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kuretake No.13 Brush Pen

Kuretake No.13 Fountain hair Brush Pen

This is the kind of tool that makes you love inking!

Features: Nylon bristles, snap on lid and comes with three disposable ink cartridges. It's easy to load and not messy at all. A converter ink cartridge is also available to experiment with different inks.

Range of Strokes: This pen has a huge range of lines it can make from very thin to broad. I really enjoy the fact that I don't have to bother with the hassle of switching pens for line width. This sucker does it all.

Flow: I love how this baby flows. I used one full ink cartridge and it flowed well right up to the end. I was surprised by how much use I could get out of one cartridge too. 

Transporting: I trucked it around  in my back-pack for a week. I expected it would leak but, was pleasantly surprised how well it travels.

Take Note: Like most standard brushes the brush on this pen isn't firm and requires a few practice runs to manage how much pressure you should put on it.   Once you get that down you'll love to use this pen!

I Highly recommend this tool.

Where to Buy: JetPens

Jet Pens is where I get all my brush pens. They have a wide variety pencils, pens and unrivaled shipping. They really process orders fast. My orders usually come with in two days.
Next to review is Staedtler Pigment Liners.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Timmy Comics

Portfolio Cover

I'm making a themed portfolio to send out to wrangle some freelance jobs. I don't know how far I'm going to take the "Comic" theme but it will live on the front and back cover. On the back is the classic comic ad with a bunch of gag novelty items. (The items I've posted previously.)


I may make a poster of this art piece. It was intended for the back of my comic themed portfolio. I had a blast coming up with all the goofy copy and items. I'm just making fun of all the weird items they sold on the back of magazines and comics. Enjoy!