Friday, December 19, 2008

Continuous Line Art Derby


Ring My Bell: Eat Your Heart Out, Anita Ward





ok, so a little background. Basically? I went to a Christmas Work Party with my hubby and a manager from his work kept playing Anita Ward's Ring My Bell on the CD jukebox. You combine that with a little too much to drink and you get an artist that couldn't help but make this design and sketch it out in the middle of a bowling alley after only bowling a 75 (yep, after my first game, I go downhill. Although, the liquor doesn't improve my game any XD )


Update: I also decided to make little icons of the design for fun (if used, PLEASE CREDIT ME):

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Springleap.com: AMD Challenge (part 2)

My Springleap entry is up for voting. Please go now, simply set up an account and vote for me (I'd appreciate the big thumbs up! ;) ) Wyrm of the Winds is ready to get some love! Just remember to do so before December 19th!





Voting Starts - December 7
Voting Ends – December 19
AMD Decides Winner – December 22

Friday, December 05, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Springleap.com: AMD Challenge (part 1)

Springleap is a new South African based design company that has popped up in the last few months. Some great pieces have already come out of their basic competitions, but this quick little one got my ideas flowing a bit:

AMD is a computer technology company that designs next-generation computing and graphics solutions for people at work, home, and play. AMD will be launching new PC technology codenamed Dragon. Dragon will give consumers an exhilarating experience when gaming, video or design editing, and using all types of different multimedia files and applications.

We challenge YOU to submit a PC related t-shirt design that takes into account any ONE OR MORE of the following words/characteristics:

Dragon, Phenom, Energy Efficiency, Video Games, Strength, Wisdom, Power, Do It Yourself Tools, Ultimate Visual and HD Experience.


The prize? The winner will receive a brand new AMD POWERHOUSE Desktop PC with their brand of top of the line graphics and computing technology WORTH OVER $1500.






I felt that a sleek, slender wyrm would be the best style for design. I already figure there will be very stereotypical dragons of all sorts. This gave me a chance to really work with the slender version of how I've drawn dragons since I was young. Since I wanted nothing to do with fire (as it's on blue and I only wanted 4 colors in my palette), my dragon is blowing large gusts of wind. Different, and not what you think of when you hear 'Dragon', but I'm hoping AMD and Springleap both see it the uniqueness of it. (due to their strict notation, I decided against adding my name anywhere on the work, but rest assured, it IS mine)

Voting Starts - December 7
Voting Ends – December 19
AMD Decides Winner – December 22

Friday, November 28, 2008

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Thursday, November 06, 2008

The Do-Over Derby 3 (You knew it was coming)

It's that time again boys and girls. Seems woot has decided to give me at least a shot at prize money again this week with a Do-Over Derby. Every 3 months we'll get chances to end up in the competition to try again. Now, at the moment, I'm only sure of one shirt: Wahmulance!!! from the Emergency Derby. Hopefully we see a couple of others. If I know of more, believe me, I'll let you know. For now though, watch for this entry (and hopefully others) this week:


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

TeeFury: Furyous Omnibus

Well, I told you all it would come! ;) Teefury's shirt with their many artists' interpretations of the logo is here for only 24 hrs!!! Get it now for only $9!




P.S.: Can you find mine? Here's a list of all the artists:

1. Aaron Gilmore
2. Adam Burton
3. AJ Dimaructo
4. Alan Bernard Yong
5. Alex Davy
6. Aliadonty
7. Alicique W.
8. Andrew Miller
9. Angel Bahiia
10. April Patrick
11. April Sharp
12. Astrid Granados
13. Brandon Spahn
14. Brennan Schloo
15. Cash
16. Chris Koelle
17. Craig Watkins
18. David Van Buskirk
19. Derek Filley
20. Drew Hoffman
21. ETHERBRIAN
22. M. Brady Clark
23. Gregorius Lush Heinrich
24. Hannah Bear
25. J3Conceprts
26. Jamie Marshall
27. Jason Pursian
28. JB Panos
29. Jeremy Anderson
30. Jimiyo
31. Jimmy Bryant
32. Joe Baron
33. Jon Turner
34. Jonathen Hanson
35. Josh Earcut
36. Kelly Sultzer
37. Kris Stepp
38. Kyle Thompson
39. Laura Went
40. Lucas Alcantara
41. Martyn Castens
42. Matei Liviu
43. Mathijs Vissers
44. Matt G.
45. Maxime Francout
46. Mike Karlos
47. Mitch Stewart
48. MJ
49. Patch
50. Recycledwax
51. RikkiB
52. Robbie Lee
53. Sean Husbands
54. Shawn Conn
55. Sheyra Keley
56. Sokowa
57. Stephen Go
58. Sven Palmowski
59. Tasha Chapman
60. Bryce Driesenga
61. bluchez
62. Ameee
63. Joe Angelillo
64. Jaden Kale
65. The JCW
66. Tom Burns
67. Tyler Co
68. Victor Moral
69. Yvonne Gonzalez
70. Zack Davenport
71. Warholbot
72. Ian Taylor

Monday, October 27, 2008

TeeFury: 100th Shirt Concept

So I waded through a multitude of emails Monday, only to stumble across one from Layne Hunter, owner and figure head of TeeFury.com. Here's what the email said:
So sorry for the short notice, but 100th shirt is going to be produced on Wed. and the community suggested a cool collab idea - have everyone contribute their own TeeFury bird -
We have to have these in by tomorrow - and frankly if we get 10 then we would be very excited ;) I have attached the teefury bird (illustrator CS2) - do what you can - if you dont have time then dont worry about it ;) Thanks again to everyone for your support and participation in TeeFury!

Everyone needs to keep their art to Black and White - we will place all the birds on the design - we will take care of placing your birds on the tee.

Please email your submissions to me ...


I figured what the heck. And after a little brainstorming, I came up with a piece, and sent it in to Layne this evening. He seemed rather excited to get mine, so I was pretty psyched. The shirt will only be available for 24 hrs at TeeFury.com (from Wednesday 12am EST - 11:59pm EST) So now will be the time to buy! And when the shirt comes out Tuesday evening at midnight EST (Wednesday morning), look for this little guy:

Friday, October 24, 2008

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Zombacon: A Doodle Comes to Life







After joking with some friends about our love for all things bacon and the recent run of multiple zombie shirts (not just at Halloween, but year 'round it seems), I sketched out an idea in a doodle screen, and was improved upon by some friends' suggestions, that became the inspiration for an entry I never heard back on from woot (not that I'm surprised. Seems they appreciate clip-art and stolen photography more than unique ideas, as of late, but I'm not starting a war here.) Here are all the pieces from concept to what I decided to send in.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Threadless Submission: Vote Now! : Hot Night Out

Voting is now available for Hot Night Out at Threadless.com Please use the links below to go vote or link in your signature to encourage others to vote.

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Friday, October 10, 2008