Monday, August 29, 2011

Anatomie Lupus Homine

anatomie lupus homine - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

New t-shirt design up at Threadless - feel free to go over there and give a little love to it (of course when it's no longer pending approval). Thanks in advance for all your votes and support! Y'all are the best. :)

One day I will win a contest on that website, and it will be an awesome day.

Also, because this is a horror-themed competition, I'm going to go for the submission limit and post two more designs in the days to come. Warm up your clicking fingers, me beauties, because there will be a mighty wave of clicking to cozen those little digits with.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sewn Watercolor

So here's a quick and dirty picture (unlike my usual painstaking scans) of what I was twittering about last night! Yesterday I painted an original watercolor, then added stitching to it as a final touch. That's right - all the stitching you see is hand sewn into the paper. I punched holes using a regular sewing needle, but I'm thinking of using a paper awl for further projects. I do own a paper awl, but I was concerned that the resulting holes would be a bit too large. I'm thinking about using this mix of techniques in the future to create some more interesting, stitched-up pieces.

There's a loose thread dangling from the girl's needle, which gives the work an extra liveliness I like in particular. Looking forward to sewing up more pictures - perhaps even going for more textural elements by adding fabrics, a variety of paper types, and maybe even a thicker variety of paints.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

New Post: Now With More Stuff!

For the last month I've been working as a video game design instructor and camp director at Planet Bravo, so I haven't posted too much on my blog. The following musings, links, and stuff are an attempt to make up for the hiatus.

I worked on a design that I entered into a Beastie Boys poster contest that I think turned out pretty cool. Go check it out here.

Ghostmilk edited together an *awesome* SCAC music video - you should go check that out too!

So it's back to work on my list again!

To start with I'm trying to get back into working on my novel. I made quite a few notes last month, and I'm re-reading before I start writing again to apply them. My computer is being fickle and unstable - it keeps trying to update, but when it does it promptly refuses to recognize the existence of any and all available wireless connections. I've decided to ignore its pleas for updates until morale improves.

The Artsprojekt store is going to be coming soon - need to finalize a few more designs, maybe generate a few new ones this week. I've been really itching to make something creative, so this is a great release.

Hope your summer has been all kinds of wonderful - I'm looking forward to a (brief) vacation soon...