Even though it's not everyone's favorite, I have a new shirt available today that I'm proud of. Classic Monty Python swallow/coconut migration joke. Hope some of you enjoy it. Thanks to those who voted, purchased, or even just made a nice comment.
Available today for $10, tomorrow until it's reckoned for $15.
I'm really excited to have my design based off JD Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" up at Tilteed in there Limited section. My friend JadenKale approached me about this design, and it has always been one of my favorites.
Thanks to any of you who buy a shirt and I hope you enjoy them!
I'm not certain that this design will go over well, but I am pleased with how it came out. A skateboarding owl (order Strigiformes) for this week's derby "The letter S". If anyone could throw it a vote or comment that'd be swell!
So, I decided to put this old piece of work up at the lates Threadless Loves contest, I think it works pretty well due to it being a mirror image (mostly). The contest is about making a design that not only works on a shirt but also flip flops. This one does that pretty well I think.
So, this week's derby theme is 'Band Names Reinterpreted' - take a real band's name and make a literal reinterpretation of it. For my first one (I have several ideas and such limited time) I did Owl City. Not that I'm particularly fond of the band or know anything about them, but this design just kinda came out.
So, I seem to have a penchant for doing these types of designs. My art time has been limited lately, so I was only able to squeeze this quick one out. It's really not one of my best, but I like to keep up the skills. Even if it's up only for a little while - still good to do something worthwhile.
This Norwegian Blue, with its beautiful plumage, appears to be pinin for the fjords. Or has it just ceased to be? Either way I made this (and apologies to, if necessary) Monty Python "Dead Parrot" sketch inspired tee design long ago and recently cleaned it up, redid a bunch of the text, and subbed it at Threadless. Not sure how well it will do - I like the joke but will that be enough to get it a good score (i.e. above a 3?).
So, I've decided to try some work at Threadless again. That place is like the "holy grail" of tee design and getting a print there would be awesome. The first one I put up is a costume tee - RCMP "Mountie" styled tee. Some of you may recognize it from long ago, but I've updated it for a new generation. Hope it does well!
Working on this week's shirt.woot derby entry. The theme this week; "Faster, Higher, Stronger" about the Olympics (but not about the Olympics and they don't want Onlympic themed tees) is not really my favorite (ok, what's new there, right?) but still I'd like to do something new. Came up with the idea of a super toaster with fourteen slots grabbing every toastable item it could get its hands on - bread, bagels, pop tarts...
I usually don't post wip sketches but I really like this one!
So, were on to another shirt.woot double take derby, and I've got two shirts in the running this time. I'm really only happy with one of them though. If you could throw it a vote I'd appreciate it! Otherwise if it doesn't print here I'll put it up somewhere else (think it'd do well at Threadless??).
So, A little bit recycled, a little bit new. I made this "dragon" coming out of a Song dynasty amphora. Black and turquoise on orange. Hope someone out there likes it at least somewhat - went through a lot of revisions and this is where it ended up.
Yes, I know - it's a resub from a year ago. But I think this version turned out better than the last one. I have one other idea for this week's "heart" derby, but don't know if I will get around to being able to draw it up. Meanwhile, if you could vote for this one I'd appreciate it. Maybe I can get 10 votes by the end?
So, this week's shirt.woot derby theme is "nightmares". I had a couple of ideas that I may do later, but to start with I made a drowning design - a donut drowning in a coffee cup - hope some of you like it!
Huzzah and thank you to the voters (and of course the shirt.woot folks for your fine contest) for voting me into second place in the Derby! I'm really stoked to finally have a "real" derby victory. I really enjoyed both my Editor's Choice prints, but to win the contest is something else entirely.
So for day two of Make Something "Cool" Everyday I made a Venn diagram of what could possibly be in a hot dog. I struggled for a long time on what to put in the circles and overlapping bits and had lots of good suggestions but settled on the raccoon, pigeon/seagull, and platypus.
A shirt proclaiming my love of lab glassware - so functional and good looking! This week's shirt.woot derby is "the letter V", first in what will obviously a nonsequential series of letter themed derbies. Not sure how many people read this but any and all votes are appreciated!
Also: This is day one of me trying to make something new every day this year. Let's see how far I can go!