Tuesday, 27 December 2011

In case anyone was wondering...

...i'm taking a brief hiatus from designing over the holidays. I'm going to post a quick summary of how i've done this year in a few days time, but other than that I won't be working on anything until the new year. I've got ideas, i'm just gonna give myself some downtime while I can.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Good news everyone

I checked my email last night just before I went to bed to see if I'd made any more sales, and to my surprise I found that someone had bought 10 Sonic t-shirts in a single transaction. That's the most i've ever sold in one fell swoop, which is pretty nice. So far i've sold a total of 127 Sonic products, but that's split between stickers, kids clothes and t-shirts. I think i've sold around about 93 Sonic tees so far, whilst the design itself has been viewed over 8,500 times. I can't believe how popular it's been, it's sold almost twice as many as my second most popular design (my Daft Punk design).

So I say thank you to the random Australian who bought all those t-shirts last night, it was a nice early christmas present for me.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

New work is up

There they are, all done and dusted. They could possibly be a little neater, but i'm pretty happy with them as they are.

Here's the links to the individual designs on my Redbubble profile:

Saturday, 17 December 2011

About that set of new designs...

...they're on their way. I've got 3 out of the 4 done, although I just need to neaten and fine tune the third before moving onto the final one. I've been crazy busy with work lately, so I haven't had a whole lot of free time to get this stuff done unfortunately, and when I have been free i've either been exhausted or busy with other business, so the tees have taken a bit of a back seat unfortunately. But I have tomorrow off, so with any luck i'll get the fourth and final tee done and dusted and then I can upload the entire set at once.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

New set of designs coming

I started work on a set of 4 new shirt designs last night, pretty much on a whim. I won't give it away until it's all finished, but luckily the designs themselves don't take much time to complete, so hopefully I should have them all uploaded by the end of the week. All i'll say for now is that it involves heavy use of image typography; I haven't done an image typo design for some time now, so I felt like it was overdue.

Have a little teaser image from the first one that's almost finished:

Saturday, 3 December 2011

This week

I've slacked a bit this week I must admit; I didn't manage to get as much sketching done as i'd planned, but what I did do was worthwhile.

I mentioned an Exeggutor design that i'd sketch this week, and I did sketch it. After doing it however I didn't really like the idea so much; i'm not sure why, it just didn't look the part. I suppose it's a good lesson for the future; I can sketch stuff out beforehand and if I like the idea as a sketch then I can press on with it; if however I don't like it then i've saved myself the time it would've taken to make it in Photoshop only to throw it away.

After doing the Exeggutor sketch I moved onto another idea that i'd had; it was going to be a parody of the three wolf moon design featuring the three Pokemon Entei, Suicune and Raikou instead of  the wolves. I even considered swapping the moon for Lunatone. I started to do a sketch and thought i'd do a quick search on Deviantart for any pictures of the three legendaries howling, as I could use those as reference points. Lo and behold however, it turns out that somebody else has already done my idea EXACTLY as I had pictured it in my head. I could of course carry on and just make it, but I don't want to anymore. I like my stuff to be as original and one-off as possible, and the fact that it exists somewhere else has really put me off the idea. It's a shame, but that's the way it is.

Here's the piece in question:

Luckily I already had had an alternate idea for the three wolf moon parody. I won't say what it is just yet; I want to do some sketches for it first. I'll try to make up for my week of slacking off by getting a scan of the preliminary sketch posted asap.

Sunday, 27 November 2011


So I finally got round to finishing my Exeggcute t-shirt that's been sat idly half done on my computer for weeks now.

I'm pretty happy with it, although I messed up the layers quite a lot. Normally I keep everything pretty well organised, but for some reason with this one the whole thing was just a mess. Oh well, I got in done in the end regardless, so hopefully i'll learn from that mistake and not make so much extra work for myself in the future. It's also given me an idea for an Exeggutor design...don't ask me why i'm so hung up on Exeggcute/Exeggutor, they just lend themselves to these kind of designs I guess. Or something.

I also got round to uploading a couple more Iphone 4/4S cases that have been lying dormant to.

I should get the rest up soon, probably sometime within the next week or so. Hopefully by next weekend i'll have some preliminary sketches up for the Exeggutor design, as i've decided that I need to be sketching more often than I am. Obviously if I think of anything else in the mean time i'll scan and upload it to here. I've got a couple of other things that i've been working on, so I may upload the sketches of those sometime soon.