Through the Wayback Machine!

A friend asked to see some old artwork I’d done for Playboy.com years and years ago and I couldn’t find it anywhere! So…I went to the internet archive’s Wayback Machine! Good lord, I had an ugly site back in the day! There was one thing I did miss though: This little animated me

animated_me

 

My artwork was really different back when I was doing stuff for Scott Multer, the Art Director for Playboy.com (a great guy and awesome artist as well!). I was really searching for a style. Here’s a progression of the work:

y2kguyI thought the flat shading was the way to go..I guess I thought it was cool but it looks really dated now.
This one is a little more successful but only because it’s more crap to look at.

playboyparty
I began adding more life to the line on this one
mummy
…and finally, here I left those color fields out of the equation!
matineeThanks Wayback Machine!

 

Rich Powell

I'm an artist/illustrator residing in a small, North Carolina town. I worked for a few years as a conceptual artist and art director in the computer game industry but set off on my own to freelance. I currently do humorous illustration and cartoons for publications such as MAD Magazine and Highlights for Children.

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2 Responses

  1. Mark says:

    You had hair to blow in the Way Back Machine.

  2. Schwarttzy says:

    I would be happy to incorporate that guy into your 404 page not found page, if you let me use it in my theme.

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