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Leather flag submitted for Sincerely Truman with fellow designers Tim Weakland & Jordan Philips.
Final artwork at scale. 3'x5'
Final submitted piece: laser engraved leather on canvas flag.
Our blank canvas supplied by Factory North who created and runs this yearly funraising event.
My initial sketches
Tim Weakland's sketches
Initial concept renders with sharpie
Round 1 concept rendered with sharpie on 11"x17"
Colored in PS to match the Portland Timber's colors.
Edits to be made scrapping elements and implementing new ones.
Rough idea/render I made based on Tim Weakland's round 1 sketches.
Design comped together in PS (badly) and printed out at 5%. Here I am drawing over it to refine everything.
Onscreen and prints
Mid render with markers over a printout at 5% opacity.
Experimenting with a dark footer area.
Tim Weakland's round 2 sketch / render.
Tim Weakland & I giving the full size print a critique.
Full scale print made from tiled 8.5x11s.
Details of the full scale print made from tiled 8.5x11s.
Final artwork very close to being ready.
Leather was reclaimed from a restaurant booth.
Depth tests from the laser engraver MC Laser Labs.
The laser engraver at MC Laser Labs.
Chester of MC Laser Labs stretching the leather in place over plywood so it can be evenly engraved.
Wiping away the dust from engraving the first leather panel.
Detail of laser engraved surface.
All four leather panels after laser engraving.
Leather panels trimmed and aligned.
Adding dark tones in the lettering with leather dye.
We discovered that if you place packing tape on the leather and rip it off it left a light green tone on the original green leather surface. This gave us extra contrast and pop on the design.
Tim Weakland taping away.
We used lots of tape and took 2 days to complete.
The final piece before it was adheaered to the canvas flag.
Tim Weakland prepping the back side of panel 1.
The last panel ready to be aheared.
Tim Weakland holding the final piece.
Tim Weakland (left) & myself (right) at the Art Take Over event.