The Wizard of Ahhhs

The Wizard of Ahhhs  - student project

Hey Chris thanks for this class! Johnny Cupcakes and Electric Zombie are 2 clothing companies I am very much inspired by!

I love Halloween and decided to make a few designs for my own brand Bruckaroni Toys n' Thangs. I'll point out a few things in my project as I go but if you'd like to know more about my brand you can check it out in these classes

https://www.skillshare.com/classes/design/Branding-Your-Creative-Business-Designing-Your-Logo/1968571368/projects/49264?via=user-profile

https://www.skillshare.com/classes/business/Branding-Your-Creative-Business-Launching-Your-Brand/563116507/projects/50613?via=user-profile

I'll start with my Wizard of Ahhhs design first. The wizard of Oz is one of my all time favorite movies and I am also very much inspired by classic horror films and posters and designed to do a little homage to all of the above.

Here was my first initial sketch

The Wizard of Ahhhs  - image 1 - student project

I wanted to push the composition a bit more so I made some mood boards and then jumped into photoshop to sketch out the idea a bit more

The Wizard of Ahhhs  - image 2 - student project

Now I had more of an idea of what I wanted and was happy with the general composition so I jumped into Illustrator to really start to flesh it out.

Here is how the final design turned out.

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I wanted to make sure to have something brand related in the design so I included this in the style of old movie posters where they have the production companies name

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and here it is on a shirt moch up

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I also created a few Halloween themed ideas for my brand which you can see below

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For this piece the hat on his head is a big tie in to my brand. My brands mascot wears a similar hat and the logo is one of my brands logos. I also love candy and decided to put my top 3 favorite candies into this design as a little extra something fun

The Wizard of Ahhhs  - image 7 - student project

The Wizard of Ahhhs  - image 8 - student project

Keeping with the theme I created another ghost with a flatulence problem. If you know me you know I think farts are hilarious

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Then last but not least I had to do a version of my own Skull and Crossbones which I knew would make another appearance in the shirt above.

The Wizard of Ahhhs  - image 11 - student project

The Wizard of Ahhhs  - image 12 - student project

Thanks for all the tips Chris and thanks to everyone that checks out my project.

Hope you all like it :)

David (Bruckaroni) Bruck
Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Animator
Teacher