Well, maybe not completely new. I took the Death's Head Hawkmoth design I did and put it back to one color, making a pattern out of it as was suggested by someone. At first I really didn't like it so much, but tried a few color variations and size variations until there were two that looked pretty good.
Now, the all over print has kind of grown on me, maybe it's just the wine talking, or maybe it's just because it's my own work, but I think it looks good. If you do to, I'd appreciate a vote and comment over at Design by Humans.
I reworked this old sunflower design that I had - it's supposed to be that the center of the sunflower is made of solar cells - not sure how apparent that is. I'm really did put a lot of work into this one so a decent score would be nice!
Old design - new title! I added some highlighting and moved everything closer together for this popcorn design I originally did for shirt.woot. Since they didn't want it, It's up at Threadless so hopefully it gets a decent score there.
I've gone completely mad and spent entirely too much time making a design for this week's contest. This one at shirt.woot is a little different than usual, as it's not for shirts. Instead, woot would like some new packaging to put their shirts into. They say that the top three will be picked for packaging designs, provided of course they meet the scrutiny of the judge(s) and follow all the rules of the Derby.
This one is about ten hours of work - all hand done lines of course. Not sure if it makes good packaging or not, but I certainly like it. Hope you do too.
I decided that I just hadn't done enough with the Death's Head Moth design I did sometime ago (and comprises a bit of the header image above), so I redid the entire thing in a tribal tattoo fashion. Initially, I made it a one color, light blue on asphalt image. It looked nice, but just didnt have enough pop. So I branched out a bit and made it really come alive. The coloring on the second version (red, orange, and yellow on black) really shines and gives it a 3D effect.
It was entered into the shirt.woot tattoo derby last week and came in 11th. However, the very cool Adam "Ape Lad" Koford was asked to guest pick Honorable Mention designs and selected mine, which is really awesome! I really appreciate it.
So that makes five entries for the upcoming Do-over Derby, that should be one of the next few.
I just had to get this image out of my head and into the digital realm. For some reason I just couldn't let it go. Yes I know the scared food meme is tired and old, feel free not to vote for it of flame me endlessly on the forums. If there's anyone out there reading this.
I can't ever get red shirts to look right when doing comp images. They look perfect when making them, but when uploading it looks less than ideal. Tried color matching and all the other stuff.
Last week's derby was #100, and it was "Mystery". Artist names were hidden and I didn't want to post my entry here just in case someone read up. Not that it was that difficult to figure out who did what, with SDS (shirtderbystats.com) letting the cat outta the bag. But that's also woot's fault. Anyway it's not that big of a deal. I started submitting to the shirt.woot derby way back on #19, Travel. My first entry got 5 votes, and I can understand why by looking back.
The theme this week is "Fake Band T-shirts". I decided to do a parody of C+C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat" (which is almost 20 years old btw, wow!), with PB+J Music Factory, "Gonna Make You Lunch". I'm pretty pleased with how this came out, special thanks to the kind folks at BadTParty.
New piece this week for the shirt.woot contest. The theme this week is "Famous Quotations Illustrated", but they have made a lot of quotable material off limits. No song lyrics or dialogue from movies, TV shows, or video games. So, I went way back in time and found a nice art quote from Seneca. Seneca was a Roman dramatist, philosopher, & politician who lived from 5 BC to 65 AD.
"All art is an imitation of nature." is the quote I chose.
To illustrate this I chose a canvas platform, which an artist would use to "imitate nature", and had natural objects such as plants and animals coming out of the canvas. Mostly cool colors (three shades of green, blue, and tan) accompany an orange to bring this one out on a navy shirt.
This week's theme at shirt.woot is dance. Now, I'm not particularly fond of dancing, nor the theme of dancing save a few extracurricular exceptions. But, I made a few designs for it anyhow. This first one is a bit of fun, with some dancing ice cubes in a slippery situation. Thanks for any votes.
Wow, two derby entries after being gone so long. Hope some folks like this one, it went through some odd variations. Initially it was going to be an old timey cherubic sun, but that didn't pan out and it ended up like this.
Wow - it's been a really long time since I made anything for the shirt.woot derby. This week's theme is really difficult to do well - pointillism. Not sure if the entry I made qualifies under the strictest sense, but I subbed it anyhow. Three colors on brown, dia de los muertos inspired skeleton with guitar.
Finally available! I worked with Jensen at CLAN and did a hoodie for their new product line at Clandestine Industries. I'm absolutely stoked for this and I hope you all like it as much as I do. It was a thrill to work for them, and hopefully we can come out with some more gear soon!
Check the Clandestine Industries shop here and snatch one up quick! I'm sure they'll go fast!
Well, chock this one up for coming back from what I deemed the grave. I submitted this to Uneetee in October of last year, and was just recently told it would print. Huge thanks to Uneetee for selecting my design to be printed! I always liked this one, and looks like it printed great. In for a few for myself, family and friends. On sale now at Uneetee!
Finally finished up my submission for the DBH Fleetwood Mac contest! Today is the last day to sub, so I'm glad to finish this one. Put in at least a good 20 or 25 hours for this one, so hopefully it gets a good amount of votes. Thanks for voting!
A huge thanks goes out to Woot for choosing my design to be printed. Not available anymore, but over 1000 of them were sold. For a chance at getting one, keep an eye out for Woot's Random Shirt days or teetrade.org, because that's the only place you'll have any chance at getting one.
I'm super stoked to have another printing at TeeFury! Thanks go out to wotto for curating the artwork, and to the fine folks at TeeFury for selecting it for print. Goes on sale tonight 1/7/09 11pm CST, and will be available all day 1/8 for just $11 shipped!
This is up at Design By Humans right now for voting. I added a 3rd color for highlights, as well as added the spider dangling from the web. Also changed the shirt color to their "pea soup" - but now I wonder if they'll still have it now that DBH changed to new tees. Looks pretty nice in my opinion. Linked up! Please vote!!!
This week's shirt.woot derby is not really doing anything for me...I struggled to even get this first one out and I don't know if there will be another for this week. Went through several variations of it and ended up with this.