Got a couple of entries in the Shirt.Woot Derby this week. I did two versions as I felt the original was perhaps a bit too subtle for most people.
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 😉
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: