Graphic Design – South Milwaukee Downtown Banner Designs

Presentation

 

My friend Peter Sorce asked me to create some designs for the a series of banners for downtown South Milwaukee. A committee was deliberating on their approach for this year, and he thought I might be able to contribute to the conversation.

These are my proposals, the first concept is to the committee’s specs, the second follows suggestions by Pete, and the third is what I would do with it, if I had the choice. We’ll see what they say.

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Real Estate Photography – 1930 E. North Avenue

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I was hired by an out of state property owner to document the condition of a parking lot shared by an apartment complex, a bank and several businesses. The owner is in New York and wanted to plan renovations and planting that would be done later this year. He needed an exacting survey of the parking spots, painted arrows and lines, as well as the condition of the easements and the lot in general.

 

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While not a very challenging assignment, the client requested some panorama shots, which was quite fun to do in Photoshop. This involved taking 10-12 images, panning about 180 degrees, then stitching these together to create a wide angle view. I also shot short video clips to help them get a sense of the space. All together I shot each individual parking space, details of the posts and painted elements, plus the panoramas.

 

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Past Commission: Old St. Mary’s Parrish

Old St. Mary's Parrish

Old St. Mary’s Parrish
Commissioned Painting
11″ x 14″ Oil on Panel
SOLD
© 2014 Anthony Sell – All Rights Reserved.

 

This was the reference photo I used for the painting.  I had a photo gig that morning on the East side of town.  I stopped by around 9am, and the church was largely backlit.  I decided a more monochromatic approach would be best for this piece.

This was the reference photo I used for the painting. I had a photo gig that morning on the East side of town. I stopped by around 9am, and the church was largely backlit. I decided a more monochromatic approach would be best for this piece.

This painting was requested via Craigslist. Apparently I beat out many other artists. The painting is a wedding anniversary gift for the patron’s wife. This is a nostalgia piece, capturing the church in which they were married.

After doing some reference photography, I suggested we set the clocks on the steeple to the time at which they were married. This was a well received idea. Just one more way to personalize a painting.

I opted to do this on a heavy canvas with a deep texture to the weave. I am sort of kicking myself for not doing this larger, as at 11″ x 14″ this was really pushing the limit of what sort of detail I could resolve. Some of these shapes are very tiny, and had to be painted and repainted. The hardest part was the texture, it just ate up the paint, which lends itself towards nice scumbling, but for fine architectural details, not so great. Either way, it took some time to get to the point of coverage, where the entire surface was covered, and I could begin to work into the paint. Ultimately the painting took 3 sessions, about 3-4 hours each session.

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