Original digital art by Jason Snyder. For the past several months, I’ve been trying to learn the art of ‘Photobashing’. For those unfamiliar, this is the technique that many designers in the video game and film industries use to whip up concepts quickly, without spending huge amounts of time creating every miniscule detail from scratch. Stock photos are chopped up and formed into new and unique shapes and compositions. This is my first serious attempt to create a sci-fi, pop culture infused, retro futuristic city scene. This illustration used elements from 43 different stock photos, plus a lot of my own unique designs. Many of the neon signs are my own designs. It took a long time to create, which kind of goes counter to the goals of photobashing, but I’m a newb, and I was sort of enjoying figuring out what easter eggs from my ID to include. I kind of like it.
My Star Trek pinup titled, “Am I In Your Chair, Captain?”
This illustration was created entirely in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. You can find a time-lapse video of its creation here.
Here’s a new pinup illustration. It’s bright, compared to my usual fare. I like the slightly more painted feel that it has. It’s also reminiscent of an illustrated travel poster from the 1920s or 1930s. Most of my pinups are genre specific. One for tiki, one for a video game, one for a pinball game, and so on. It’s nice to focus on a more generic subject once in a while. Just a beautiful woman getting sun on the diving board.
Remember, Pinupalooza this Saturday in Orlando!
“Would You Like A Jelly Baby?” – Original art by Jason Snyder.
An illustration I finished recently. I’ve been obsessed with retro candy packaging recently. This is the Jelly Babies packaging used during parts of the 1970s and 1980s. Also, I couldn’t help throwing references to the Tardis. My wife suggested that I indicate the tail end of Tom Baker’s scarf on the table. Maybe a 2.0 version of this, just for Who geeks.
This was done completely in Illustrator and Photoshop. No 3d software was used in the final composition, though I did use Sketchup to create the perspective reference.
This artwork is available as a printable digital download on Etsy.com. If you’re interested in framing it and hanging it on your wall somewhere, here’s where you can get it! It’s only $5 dollars, and you’ll receive access to five high resolution digital download sizes. You can print it yourself, or have it professionally printed and framed. You can even use it as a Windows wallpaper for your PC gaming rig, or your phone.
I occasionally root through all the sketches I’ve amassed throughout the years to see if there’s anything that gives me inspiration. Once and a while, I’ll find something in that sketch bin that just begs to be finished.
Yesterday, I pulled out a two minute sketch of a little astronaut, holding a tray with a burger and fries, looking for all the world like he was traveling by jet-pack in the same way that carhops of a bygone age would have gone by roller-skates. You see that sketch below.
Anyway, I spent a few hours turning this little character, who I’d previously named “L’il Astor,” into a Googie / retro-futuristic restaurant sign.
Ken Plume and Dana Snyder discussed the print on the most recent Snydecast at about 40 minutes in. Much discussion on possible familial connections between Dana and I. There aren’t any.
Listen to the show: Ken P.D. Snydecast, 12/17/2010
Original art by Jason Snyder
Here’s my latest pinup. Major mid-century modern influence here, with the Eames Chair (Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman). I painted this entirely in Photoshop.
If you’d like to purchase a print of my Eames Chair Pinup in various sizes check the Buy Jason’s Art page.
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