The 60 days on my Golden Lion design were finally up at the end of October, so I’ve finally been able to submit it elsewhere. It went up for voting on Threadless late last night. Fingers crossed it does well; the $2000 prize fund would be very nice right now with Christmas rapidly approaching! But anyway, since I’ve never had anything up at Threadless before, Im unsure of how harsh the voting process is etc, so I genuinely have no idea what is a good score and what is a bad score. I guess Ill find out in a week or so.
You can have a look at the design here
Exciting news. My first tshirt design will be going to print at Shirt.Punch. I’m super excited by the news and its given me a huge boost in confidence. Although I don’t yet have a concrete date, its looking like it may well be November 1st, and if not, it definitely will be the end of October, beginning of November. Hooray for GIRthulhu!
Also, my Pokemon: #626 tshirt at Qwertee has now passed 500 votes. Im seriously hopeful that it will get printed now, but it may be a bit of a wait as they had a How to Train your Dragon/Pokemon crossover on Monday, and Qwertee tries to avoid printing similar tshirts too close together.
Got another tshirt up on Qwertee today. I think this might be my favourite so far. I just desperately hope it goes to print cos I would LOVE to actually own this tshirt XD
For any who don’t get the text… Stitch is also known as Experiment #626 (in Lilo and Stitch) and all Pokemon are numbered ^_^
If you like the design a vote would be great, and, hey, some publicity/shares would also be awesome 😉
Been doing a bit more designing, and I’ve finished another two tshirt designs. One of them I submitted to TeeFury a couple of weeks ago, the other I plan to submit later today. Really pleased with how they turned out and I just hope I can get them printed somewhere cos that would be totally awesome ^_^
So the My Little Cthulhu design is the one that has already been submitted, and the GIRthulhu will hopefully be submitted in the next few hours I think. Woooo.
So apparently on my last post about my Qwertee tshirt I failed to actually put any links in it. Derp. Anyway, feeling kind of excited because my Qwertee tshirt just passed 100 votes. Feeling very pleased with that for a first tshirt design entry on Qwertee. Doesn’t look like its going to get printed any time soon (unless reddit suddenly stumbles across it and it goes crazy viral… which, lets be honest, is pretty unlikely to happen.)
Anyway, since I didn’t link it properly last time, you can have a more successful look this time And hey, if you like it, you can always click on that vote button 😉
This is a Crazy Tshirt, Maybe…
Yup, Im totally still going with this tshirt designing thing. This week Shirt.Woot have done something super exciting. They’ve given the artists permission to do a design using metallic gold ink. Wooooo. SHINY!! Seriously pleased with how this weeks design turned out.
If you like it, and you’ve bought something from Woot, a nice little plus one vote would be very appreciated 😉
Following on from both my enjoyment and the success of doing some tshirt designing, another idea hit me. However its not something that would likely ever be sold at shirt.woot so I plumped for a different website for this one. Good old, reliable Qwertee. After about 24 hours of letting the idea settle in my mind I started playing about in Illustrator. It took me a while to get things working, as I have never really done any graphic design with text. Still, Im pretty pleased with the result. What do you think? It’s a crazy tshirt… maybe…
Ok yes, I admit it… this is a bit of a shameless plug, but I am pleased with my designing. So I know I just met you, and this is crazy, but perhaps if you like it, you could vote for it maybe? >.>
Oh yes, the tshirt designing is not yet over. This week (in fact last Thursday) yet another Shirt.Woot derby began, this one entitled “Famous Internet Moments through Art History” Or something equally long and… well yeah. The subject stumped me for a bit, and I doodled unsuccessfully producing things that I hastily rubbed out or scribbled over in disgust at the poor quality. Then at last, a brainwave. I could make a drawing playing off Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam”. I immediately set to work and so I thought my entry was complete. Sadly, when I posted it up for some critique before entering, someone pointed out I had completely misread the Derby rules. They wanted something drawn with the style of something from art history, not a cartoon parodying a famous painting. I almost didn’t bother to do anything else, until lying in bed whilst trying to sleep another idea came to me. The O RLY owl had been shown no love by any of the wooters. I knew what I had to do….
So theres the selection of work I did towards this weeks derby and I did in fact submit my O RLY owl. Of course, as my first derby, I never expected to get anywhere near winning. However Im about halfway up the ranks, so Im pretty pleased with that for a first submission. So, for those of you nosy, here’s a link to my derby entry: YA RLY
So for a long time I’ve always been under confident in my ability to draw, especially from my imagination. A couple of weeks ago I decided to try and fix that by taking part in some Shirt.Woot derbies. Each week they set a subject and you design a tshirt for it. The top 3 voted entries each get printed, and $1000 plus $1 a shirt sold every day after the first day of sales. Pretty huge prize right there. Seemed like a great oppurtunity to get me drawing some more.
The first derby I started drawing for was “Comfort Food” and the week after that was “Heraldry and Crests”
I doodled these, but never turned them into actual designs either week: