So the gods at shirt.woot didn't deem this worthy of honorable mention, so I'll save it for the time being and rework it a little bit for submission later at another site. Would look great in gold foil or metallic print.
This week's derby was a nice challenge for a change. One color continuous line art. For my first entry I made a phoenix. Sort of symbolic rising again, a little chinese influence. Awesome that shirt.woot decided to give this one an HM! We'll see it again in the next do-over. That makes three so far for this next one!
Received an Honorable Mention for this one! Thanks, Joel of Shirt.woot. It'll be my second entry in the next "big do-over derby". The other one is the polar bear vs supermegavirus design that recieved Honorable Mention for the "miniature universes" derby.
Did a "gluttony" design for this week's shirt.woot derby. A bit more saccharine than I'm used to, but figured it couldn't hurt. Ever play "chubby bunny" in high school? It was a staple of every large gathering when I was a teen for sure.
Got some new work I made up for Design By Humans' Von Zipper contest. It's definitely way more colorful than most of the work I do, and it's the first design i've done with gradients. It's been approoved by dbh and you can vote here Not like anyone will read this and vote for it, right? :P
Thought I'd throw something together for this week's derby at shirt.woot. The theme is "video games through art history". I decided on a portal reference, the beloved companion cube, and drew it up in an art deco style. Seems a bit more of an architectural art deco style but I like it nonetheless. My favorite part is the angel in the center. Certainly there is room for improvement but I'm satisfied nonetheless.
I did this design for shirt.woot's "emergency" derby last July, and it wasn't printed. Admittedly I was a little surprised it wasn't picked for an HM, either. For some reason they really haven't been liking my work lately. Anyway, I added some shading and subbed it for the Threadless Loves Travel contest. Looking at all the amazing work there already, I do realize that I have a minimal chance of winning the contest, but perhaps they'll pick it up anyhow. Here's to hoping!
Well, that didn't end so good now did it. Although 1.88 isn't an awful score, it's definitely out of the print range save another "April Fools" printing like they did this year.
A HUGE thanks to uneetee.com for featuring my "Paper Motions" t-shirt design this week on their website. It's up for presale at $12 now, and I know there were a few of you interested in it earlier, so here's your chance!
Well, I've had this one for awhile so it's not really new, but shirt.woot has owned the rights to the design even though they'll never use it. Now it's mine again so I submitted it to Design By Humans' 10K contest. There's so much amazing artwork in it that I'm sure I don't stand a chance in winning that popularity contest, but here's to hoping they choose some other shirts to print that don't win.
This week's theme at shirt.woot is desserts, so I'm pandering using death (as the grim reaper) as a model for "death by chocolate". While I was making this I had Illustrator crash on me and corrupt the file after I had done the framing out. Lame. So, I livetraced my exported .png death and proceeded to color. In some ways it looks OK still since the chocolate is melty, but otherwise I'm not entirely pleased with it. Oh well! Save, save, save.