Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tornado Head

This one is called Tornado Head. I submitted it to DBH and it is ready for voting. It got kicked back a bit with all the KISS submissions coming in like waves. I think it immediately was on the second page when it first showed. If it is meant to be it is meant to be. About the art... A little bit different and experimental (at least for me). I actually went thru a bunch of color changes and design changes with this one. At first it had a bunch of colors, but the more I took away the more it resembled something I liked. It's on an Olive background.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Enchanted Abyss

With "Enchanted Abyss" I had a good idea of the composition I wanted, it was the direction/style I wasn't sure about. The second image here (light blue background) is the first design completed. The print was to be done on a cool blue shirt with the banner being in gold foil (if it won). I really like it, but I am not so sure it would go over so well for voting. Who knows, maybe I'll submit it at a later date, or place. The first image (taupe background) is the final design I went with. I really like it too; the colors and the drawing. I hope it does well.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Punk Rock Skull

With this t-shirt design I strayed just a little from what I had been doing. Truth be told I needed a vector break. It was cool though, it gave me a chance to do someting creative with the description. I wrote a lyrical homage to what I envisioned as an old school punk song and called it, "Punk Rock Skull". It got a couple good responses (the lyrics). The shirt design is pretty straightforward and I like the way it covers the entire front.

I Sea Horses

I liked where I was going with this vectorized tribal look, although it takes a bit of time and feels very carpal tunnel inducing. Still I wanted to try something a little different with it. Maybe do something by adding color. Although this started with a generic sketch, the design changed quite a bit from the start and when certain shapes began to resemble the seahorses or the octopus more than I wanted, I added and took away until this; "I Sea Horses". Submitted to DBH.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Ancient Traveler

It had been about a week I think after "27 Skulls" that I submitted "The Ancient Traveler" (1st image with brown background). This was an older design I reworked a bit called "Monkey God" (2nd image with light green background).

The Celebration Dance of the 27 Skulls

I don't recall exactly how I found DBH, but think it was thru the artist Jimiyo's site. Actually I was looking for info on index seperations for screen printing and found a tutorial Jimiyo had done. Some link clicks later I landed on his blog and checked out various t-shirt sites he has links to.
I was pretty overwhelmed when I started seeing the various t-shirt art sites like DBH, emptees, teefury, and others I don't remember off hand. I had already heard of Threadless but was glad to see more sites with more variety.
After that I was pretty much hooked into the idea of submitting something.