AHOY. I'm a graphic/web designer with a penchant for all things grunge. Welcome to my creative archive. You can email me to talk about stuff, your day, questions, commissions, your dog, anything: fryingsausage@gmail.com

What to expect: Long-winded descriptions of my creative process, my intentions, & inspirations for each piece. Pieces may include crafts, graphic/web design work, doodles, and awkward costumes for my lizard.

First: Secret project featuring a creepy rough draft of Charles. His legs look weird and peggy. 

Second: Steampunk Panda for Kriss and I accidentally drew Adelina of Granado Espada. If she cut her hair. Kinda. 

The rest are some pictures from Sesame’s dorky birthday celebration with Jessica and Nick. I made hats for Pancake and Charles. Funny there aren’t shots of Sesame herself, but I didn’t make her hat… so yeah. But happy birthday, Sesame! 

This is stationery #6 for Kriss and it should be the last one. My sketch was originally more piratic in nature, but I decided to use a monocle instead. Also decided against the wings. I ended up barely using my sketch at all and added more and more accents until it felt steampunk enough. One concern with the overall design though… the lines are a bit awkward. 

It was pretty fun though and actually kind of reminds me of Shingeki no Kyoujin/Attack on Titan (which I actually loathe to be honest). But I’ve always been obsessed with asymmetrical strappy things, so meh. 

Anyway I’ll be getting all of my Kriss stationery pieces printed soon, woo.

Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS6
This was a joke design based on the word “captious” for my friend Lee. He draws a lot of random Castiels and Gengars for me, so the least I could do was make a quick dorky dictionary poster for him. 
He wanted “captious.” I threw in other words on a blank book to make it look realistic-ish. Hadn’t used Photoshop in a while, so it was fun.

Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS6

This was a joke design based on the word “captious” for my friend Lee. He draws a lot of random Castiels and Gengars for me, so the least I could do was make a quick dorky dictionary poster for him. 

He wanted “captious.” I threw in other words on a blank book to make it look realistic-ish. Hadn’t used Photoshop in a while, so it was fun.

Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS4

This is one of the winning loading screen designs I created last year for a Korean MMORPG that I sometimes play. I’ve been meaning to post this for a while, but my other projects got in the way. lol Anyway the purpose of this contest was to create attractive loading screens that advertised the upcoming patch. 

This design had… maybe 50-70 layers? I didn’t use masks much, hence the duplicate layers. I’ll explain the steps I went through to create this:

1. Found a random image of the girl (Kano) from the official Korean site

2. Teleported/ran to the map with the background/atmosphere I wanted and took a screenshot with my invisible Wizard HA. That’s why you see the sparkles in the second picture. It’s his staff. A lvl100 staff. It’s weak.

3. I masked out Kano and placed her on the screenshot I took.

4. I used handmade brushes and free use textures to begin creating the ambiance I wanted. I essentially wanted a Harry Potter-like magical feel. This is also when I used a lot of adjustment layers to tweak the lighting just enough to achieve this feel.

5. I created the flying papers/photos manipulation to subtly feature the new characters to be released in the upcoming game patch and emphasize the magical atmosphere I wanted.

6. A lot of pen tool and more sparkles and more textures. 

7. Some cheesy verbiage. 

8. Voila.

I do like how this loading screen came out. I’ll post some other loading screens I made sometime soon.

some of my branding. features one of my signatures. it's actually an old nickname and not my first name... though it looks a little like it at a cursory glance. inspired by cirquedepapier @ tumblr. looks nothing like her AMAZING work, just looking at her work prompted me to doodle in a girlier style. god her art is pretty. despite my disdain for my first draft curves, this is a really important message emma watson is spreading and my love for her grows. we need more positive, intelligent ladies like her in the media. this is something i've firmly believed in since i first began designing. i'll probably explain at length what it means when i post the finished design. doodled my fat pups lol i actually forgot to draw charles' tail so he looks like sesame...

Some WIPs/doodles from last week and earlier this week. Includes some personal branding and a very important issue Emma Watson addressed this past Sunday.

I have around 20 projects I’m working on at one time… And I’m mulling over maybe 100 ideas, trying to figure out which ones I want to work on first. Man. lol

random doodle from last year, gonna bling it up on illustrator sometime soon. my honey & milk progress so far. some lettering and a honey wand. the lettering is incredibly bad and tentative, please don't judge the crooked curves lol another quote i'm working on typographying. going to be my most complicated one yet. my zombie thing at the zombies with copic markers anime expo panel. copic markers are incredibly hard to use lol. marianne did the fun blood stuff panda thinking about bamboo pudding. doodled this during a break at work. another doodle from work.

Some WIPs and older doodles. Notes in the captions.

Face Paste: Breakfast Club

This was really fun to make. Note the hideous writing on the tag. I didn’t mean to use it, but it was very fitting with the overall DIY look so I kept it. lol

Anyway this is for Kriss again. She wanted a DIY lip/face exfoliating scrub, so I did a bit more research and came up with my own recipe. Used all natural ingredients. If I could find my bentonite clay, I would have added that as well. 

Breakfast Club Ingredients: organic agave honey, french roast coffee grounds, green tea, oatmeal, brown sugar, vegetable glycerin, olive oil, kosher salt (sea salt is preferred)

Take note: It will make you smell like brown sugar oatmeal and coffee. And the smell doesn’t exactly go away for a long while.

This says “It has a “GET AWAY” feeling doesn’t it?” 

Based on one of the most nostalgic videos ever featuring Hyde & Ken of L’Arc~en~ciel on Matthew’s Best Hit TV… talking about their disdain towards people who get drunk while cherry blossom viewing. A recent Twitter spammage of L’arc quotes with Kriss prompted the urge to make this. lol The reference is REALLY obscure, but I put it up for purchase here if anyone would like one. Wanted one myself haha.

The Japanese typography was really awkward… I didn’t know whether to draw cutesy Japanese or calligraphy style. I went ahead and drew it in “normal” handwritten style. That’s what I’d consider my “nice” handwriting. lol My usual Japanese handwriting is a bit cringe worthy. 

Anyway, this was fun to design. I included a detail shot of some of the vector work because I tried to put in a lot of detail but it isn’t readily apparent. The blossoms were awkward to draw too… 5 petals.

My sketch shows a cutesy Hyde/Ken but I decided against including it in the final design.

My little octodog dude, Frying Sausage. I wanted a logo that’d match my personal branding (a pirate with tentacle hair lol) and I was already using the username, so why not. The fonts used were not made by me, but I would’ve done a grungy painted look as well, probably.

HA! awkwardly shaped whale. i have no idea what i was trying to achieve with this, but i cried when i saw his extremely round shape. i don't know what this is, female dean? she looks kind of weird. well, i mean, sure go ahead and gossip, but it's a bad habit to have. i'm sure we all do it, but should we really?
there are plenty of more important things to discuss. like avocados, for one. i was eating asparagus at work when i drew this, no idea why i was felt compelled to doodle this. looks kind of nice though this says

More doodles. My doodle game is pretty weak this round, I’ll try to make up for it next time. Notes in the picture captions for anyone interested.

And I’ve added an about page for anyone who would like to read about how uncool I am. Ha.

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Wow, so I know I mentioned the grunge sprayed look killing my computer the last time I used it, but it was okay-ish this time. For the most part (my Illustrator did crash while rendering something else on this design). I wish I’d painted the nebula/galaxy part with my fingers, but I think it came out all right. I tried to put in a few other colors to make it more dimensional, but decided against it.

Anyway, this is a David Bowie song I like. I was going to add the Hollywood Hills to this because that’s basically what the song’s about, but I preferred the design without all that clutter.

And I wanted to put Bowie’s logo somewhere on it too, but it looked weird and out of place. But anyway, this was fun and I’m not completely done with it, so I might tweak it here and there… we’ll see.

Okay, this was really dorky poster I made a few months ago, and excuse the profanity on it. I just wanted to make a pun out of Peter Parker’s name.

It’s totally asking for it.

I used a direct reference (I believe it was the actual official movie poster?) for the itsy bitsy Spider Man. 

You can purchase this here.

This was my submission for the Supernatural T-shirt design contest a while back. I didn’t win, but that’s cool. Season 9/10 kind of complicates the design a little, but I’m going to ignore that. 

I stayed up all night to finish this while binge eating macarons, drinking unhealthy amounts of black tea, yelling with my brother about politics, and watching Star Wars. Good memories. Anyway, I’m kind of happy with how it came out. Wish I included more Sam elements. I appreciate you too, Sam.

This one’s incomplete, but I’m at a loss as to where to go from here. I threw the design onto a bottle mock-up for now.

This was sketched several months ago. The original sketch was much more elaborate but I decided to make it more subdued. The yellow can be gold or yellow, but for simplicity’s sake, it’s yellow here. This design was, of course, inspired by season 5 Castiel of Supernatural.

And I’m not sure what a “divine cocktail” is but I’m sure it’s heavenly. Also 77% alcohol level is not good, and I don’t condone reckless drinking, OKAY? Okay. 

I made a oceanic-galaxy lightbulb paperweight thing. The picture doesn’t really do the colors any justice, I think. Also, IT GLOWS IN THE DARK, of course. Kind of a given with me.

Finally got a chance to use my glitter hoard, ha.