Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Hey there, sports fans! I have admired the t-shirt site Design By Humans for some time and I finally got around to a design that I thought would fit in with their current line. The shirts are chosen daily so it would please me and be a big help if you could vote on it.

Also, my fellow illustrator Andrea knocked it out of the park with her latest shirt design for Threadless. Good karma abounds for those who go to that site and vote right now!

Japanese Maple - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Real Catwoman

Special post today! Today (actually, April 8th) is my girlfriend Jen's b-day. She's a real trooper in that she's working hard on her animation projects on her birthday. I'm getting into caricatures so I thought I would start with my favorite person....Jen! The whole process is really fun for me; I start with reference sketches of the subject until I can draw the person easily without resorting to copying a photograph. Then I start to notice parts of the person I like and that have great design potential. Finally I choose a pose and push those features to make it a solid design. This isn't nearly finished yet, but I like the drawing and hope to polish it soon. Jen, I hope you like this! <3.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


A robot scarecrow! In my mind he would probably run on corn ethanol because it's right there on the farm. Ideally, he should run on electric because most farmers are already hurting the environment with pesticides such as DDT. And I've been thinking about this too much, haha.

I've had this guy in mind for a while, I just had to get off my duff and flesh him out (notice the irony?). This is the first sketch, which I will then blow up about 150% to get a nicer, more detailed final drawing. Then I'll color it and submit it to either Threadless or Design By Humans. I'm leaning towards Design by Humans because they favor illustrations that take up the entire canvas that is the shirt. As always, input is desired! Ciao.