Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Panzer Up Close

Due to request, here is a large image of what the Panzer logo from all my board designs looks like, as well as a lineup of all the snowboards previously posted. I've also posted a larger version of my Samurai board so you can see it closer up. Enjoy!

JT out.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Totalling 8

I present the final two snowboard designs; they were the last boards I created of the bunch, and it's probably due to that fact that they are also my favourite. The first is strictly digital (Adobe Illustrator) and the second more physical, with photos, sketches, painting and texture all slapped together in photoshop. I was inspired to do the first one while staring at the stiching on the cuff of one of my sweaters during my lecture course, thought I could do something with the pattern it made. And the second - well, the whole time I've been working on these boards I've wanted to do a Samurai/Japanese one, so this is my final rendition of that idea. I'd be very interested to find out what are your favourites are of the eight, so feel free to post in the comments. Until next time, take 'er ease.

JT out.

P.S. Hi MZ!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Then There Were Six...

Two more snowboard-ular creations, with another two to follow shortly. In all of my designs, you'll find a little logo somewhere of a crazy fire-breathing bird with the word "Panzer" beneath. Instead of putting my signature on the boards, I decided to create my own brand, logo and all, just cause I thought it'd be cool if they end up getting printed I can say I have my own snowboard design brand. I'd designed the Fire Bird a few months back and had always been looking for an application for it, then this came up, and voila. Any comments, good or bad, are appreciated, so comment away!

JT out.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Few More Boards

As promised, here are two more of my snowboard designs. I tried to work in a bunch of different styles doing them, so hopefully there'll be something you like by the time I've uploaded them all.

JT out.

Friday, March 10, 2006


I entered a snowboard design competetion that's taking place in Whistler in late April, so I thought I'd share some of my creations with you all. First place is a thousand buckaroos, so send me all your extra "good luck" points asap, it'll definitely make my Europe trip this summer a lot comfier! I've got a bunch, but I'll post two at a time, just to keep you coming back. Lemme know what ya think, and if anyone would like it, I can upload horizontally-oriented versions too.

JT out.

Friday, March 03, 2006

A Few More Night Missions

And the final panels, seven(bottom), eight and nine(top). If you've just arrived and haven't read the previous "Night Missions" posts, these are the final panels of a nine panel series. You can find the starting panels by scrolling down a little. Hope you like!

JT out.

More Night Missions

Panels five(bottom) and six(top).

JT out.

Night Missions Continued

Here's panels three(bottom) and four(top).

JT out.

Night missions

This time around, I present a nine panel "comic book" if you will, an assignment for my sequential narrative class. It's a cool class, but this was the first time I really felt like I could do what I wanted. The task was to create a story wherein one character talks a lot, and the other(s) do not. Mine takes place in the twilight skies over Britain during WWII with the crew of a Northrop P-61 Black Widow, an American nighttime fighter-extraodinaire! Extremely large for it's class, the Black Widow specialized in hunting down German bombers that used the cover of dark to sneak deep within Allied airspace. It flew with a crew of three - pilot, gunner, and radio/radar operator who manned the self-contained radar unit, a feature unique among Commonwealth and American fighters. With four Browning machine guns in the dorsal mounted turret and two 20mm cannons in each wing, the P-61 packed enough of a punch to take down anything the Germans could fling across the channel.

It's probably fairly obvious I did a little research for this, couldn't be helped. I'm going to post these one or two at a time (work your way UP the page rather than down to get the right order), so you can see each frame up close. It'd be a shame if two sleepless nights produced images to small to see, now wouldn't it? Enjoy,

JT out.