Author Archives: Joe_Williams

Shopping Spree

For the people who know me, this is going to sound crazy, but I miss working in art supply stores.

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A Long Time Ago About 4 Hours Away…

This is another of The Photo Elective series of photographs that Tina, I and every other illustration major attending The Philadelphia College of Art were required to shoot, process and print. My guess is that the notion of the class … Continue reading

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Pigeons at Palumbo

The Academy @ Palumbo • 1100 Catharine Street, Philadelphia PA

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Over It Already?

I spotted this yesterday, the day after Christmas, on Washington Avenue. Apparently, these folks have had enough of the Yuletide season and couldn’t wait to de-decorate. Couldn’t hold off ’til New Years?

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Christmas 2016

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Truck Mascot

While this may not count as a true Truck Mascot being that the vehicle is not a truck but a school bus, I feel it’s close enough. It is mostly a big International truck adapted to haul kids off to … Continue reading

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Fall on South Broad Street

A beautiful autumnal scene on an otherwise unspectacular section of Philadelphia’s main drag.

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The Pumpkin of Dorian Gray

Some people have trouble letting go. Spotted on South Broad Street in South Philadelphia.

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Window along Washington Avenue

Here’s a little urban texture from South Philly. This was on Washington Avenue West of Broad Street which is being gentrified but is wonderfully industrial. This is a factory window gloriously illuminated by the rays of the setting sun.

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Creature from the Affinity Designer Lagoon

Halloween 2016 may be gone, but it seems I have some Monster Heads left in me. I made this finned fellow in the vector art program extraordinaire Affinity Designer. This wasn’t my first attempt at a variation of one of … Continue reading

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You Keep a Knockin’

This says it all! A note attached to a door on 11th Street in between South and Bainbridge. Taken with my horrible cell phone camera. Folks, never leave home without a decent camera!

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Affinity Designer After Midnight

Here’s another Halloween Horror Head I created in Affinity Designer while I waited for my son’s early morning bus. I was trying to do something different, but I wound up with another vampire. This one is based on Lon Chaney’s … Continue reading

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I Was a Vector Frankenstein

This was the guy that started it all. I did him as an icon experiment in Adobe Illustrator back in 2006. I was trying to keep it as simple as possible and played with the blending modes of the various … Continue reading

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I Was a Vector Werewolf

Here’s another Halloween Head I created in Affinity Designer as I’ve spent my too early mornings waiting for my son’s school bus, and if I say so myself, I am pretty pleased with this. I really wanted to do a … Continue reading

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