Friday, June 26, 2009

Gonna Make You Lunch at Shirt.Woot

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 ( 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.

Friday, June 5, 2009

All art is an imitation of nature

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.

Thanks for any votes!