This pen and ink line drawing was done for Ameritch Mobile Communications. It depicts how happy the typical Ameritech Mobile customer will be when receiving and reviewing their bill.
This pen and ink line drawing was done for Ameritech Mobile Communications. It depicts how the Ameritech Mobile customer had a team of people behind and supporting her as a customer.
This cartoon man and woman as done with traditional watercolor paint and paper. I can’t remember what or who it was for.
Randal did the cartoon sketch line drawing of a proverbial “bean counter” for an Ameritech Mobile Communications piece back in the 1980′s. Randal can’t remember what the reason was for having his ink spilling onto the floor!
Randal did this digital watercolor illustration as a part of the Memphis Arts Council Map project. This is a clown hand puppet that was used as an icon to designate comedy clubs and venues as points of interest on the Memphis Arts Map. It was created in Corel (Fractal) Painter software on a Mac, using a Wacom stylus and tablet.
Randal Birkey was contracted by the Memphis Arts Council in the 1980’s to create a fun map for use in a promotional poster. The map was intended to highlight a number of locations in the city where arts related activities and events were being promoted. Randal worked from maps, drawings and aerial photo references of the city to create this “rounded earth” forced perspective view. In each location, one single element was selected and exaggerated to communicate the basic art events: music, dance, theater, etc.
Randal used a cutting edge software product at the time called Fractal Painter, running on a Macintosh computer with a Wacom tablet. This image was produced entirely digitally with nothing scanned or hand drawn on traditional paper surfaces. The final image file was delivered to the customer via email, and the printer went directly to CMYK film separations and printing plates from the file. It was reproduced in 4-color offset printing as a fold out poster.