Hey folks! I am thankful for the many secrets and tips people have shared with me, so I try to give back whenever possible. And I feel I give back plenty with the art I create. But it's more than just art, it's memories. No, I kid. I stumbled across some great resource sites. Check them out. If you're able to support them financially, please do so, they deserve it! As always, I keep stash of resource links below my super talented friends (or friend wish list) links. http://mediamilitia.com/ - Freebies, Inspiration, Tutorials, Etc http://www.bashcorpo.dk/ - Textures, brushes, visual awesomeness http://losttype.com/ - Among the best collection of fonts I've seen http://www.fontsquirrel.com/ - Some more great fonts
This is another submission I did for a Threadless. I didn't like it as much as the whale, but I thought it was pretty good. Unfortunately, the voting public didn't. :( Wait until the next one! I'll probably post it sometime this week or next.
So my wife and I left our corporate jobs (that we loved) to move back home and start our own design studio (more on that later). One of the ways we're hoping to eat is by submitting designs to Threadless since apparel design is something we did for half of our careers. Here is my FIRST design posted. It's doing ok. I'd love to see it get printed so I can wear a fuzzy whale.
I always hated (not really. They're awesome people) the people at work who would get the design right on their first try. Not me, I have at least 10 versions of each design. Here's where I started off with this design. It was a little too cartoony on, much like my Circo days, and I wanted to challenge myself and get a bit more typographic. All of the lettering on the final piece was hand done. My wife also submitted a design. It should win based on the name alone. A Light Snack?! That's GOLD!! You can vote for it here: http://www.threadless.com/submission/393029/A_Light_Snack
Hey folks! Happy 2012!! Now that I have a little more down time and super comfy fuzzy slippers, I'm looking to post some more personal stuff. I just remembered I was also going to do a how-to since some have asked about how I do my textures and process. That's next on the to do list. Maybe after a Captain America piece I have waiting in the queue.
Anyways, a while back I did some stylized superhero pieces for Chicago Comic Con. I was recently contacted with a request to do Catwoman. Since she has a jumpsuit, it didn't really fit the model established, so I had to tweak the formula a little but I am still really happy with the outcome, despite not being comfortable drawing semi-realistic people. Enjoy folks!