dinsdag 18 november 2014

Epic Babysitting!

Here's my second design for the Bee & Puppycat contest. I'm quite satisfied with the result (but there's always something that can be improved).

click on the image to go to the voting page

Here's a process GIF (which apparently is pronounced 'jif').


Also, I'm rediscovering this thing called "library".

vrijdag 14 november 2014

Bee & Puppycat design

Here's a design I submitted to the Bee&Puppycat contest on Welovefine:

Feel free to vote.

And here's a preview of the second design I'm working on:

Also, Fez is such an amazing game. Definitely in my top 10 of games.

woensdag 5 november 2014

Teepublic store update

My Teepublic store now has sweaters, hoodies, tanks and kid's tees!
(and I'm uploading some new/old designs as well)

Feel free to check it out:

Yes, this is the most awesome banner you will ever see. Ever.

Also, I'm into geocaching.

vrijdag 17 oktober 2014

Cartoons that don't exist yet

A new design for the 'Cartoons that don't exist yet' challenge on Threadless:

I re-submitted two old designs as well, but won't bother posting them here, check them on my Threadless Profile if you feel like voting.

Also, today is World Student Day!

woensdag 3 september 2014

Ice Bucket - now on Teepublic

So, as I expected my ice bucket designs didn't get funded.
And since the chances of them getting printed on Threadless are small , I uploaded the best one to Teepublic (honestly, the first one wasn't that good).

It's up for sale right now, and the first two days it's selling for 14$ in stead of 20$.
Profit will go to charity (even if it will be a very small amount) .

Also, I'm really enjoying "Brothers, a Tale of Two Sons" for the moment.

woensdag 27 augustus 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge

So, the inevitable has happened, I have been nominated/challenged to the Ice Bucket Challenge. In case you have been living under a rock (with no wifi connection) for the past days here's what it is about: 
you get challenged to either throw a bucket of cold water with ice-cubes over your head and post a video of it on-line within 24 hours of your 'nomination' or you donate 100€ to the ALS research programme. Then you nominate four people, who in turn will have to do the same. 

I get that it's a horrible disease, and would not wish it upon anyone. And I sincerely hope the money they raise will help in defeating this illness. And I also get the fact that by doing this kind of neknomination through videos on public media, it raises awareness to a previously almost unheard of disease. But by now everyone must have heard of it, and it's kind of turning into a hype. And I do not like the fact that people are wasting water to continue this fad (according to some calculations, 20 million litres of water have been used in this campaign) when there are still people in the world who don't have access to clean drinking water. Also, to do this research, they are doing test on animals and use stem-cell transplantation (from embryo's). Not very ethical...

And one last point: I believe that charity should not be forced on people, but should come from the heart. Now that we've raised the awareness (of one of many muscle and nerve related diseases in this fallen world), let people give what they want, and how much they want.

In stead of throwing a bucket of icy water over myself, I was thinking of another way to make a video. I then thought of recording myself sitting in a chair trying not to move for at least an hour, to experience what it must be like to have ALS. But then I figured, how is that going to help those people? So in stead of wasting an hour doing nothing, I came up with another 'challenge':

Consider buying one of these two shirts I made. 
If it reaches 50 funders before the deadline, it will get printed and become available for purchase afterwards. Everyone gets a shirt out of it and I make some money. I will donate all the profit I make out of it to charity (a part to ALS research, another part to other institutions). Of course, you can always just donate the money in stead of buying this shirt. Your choice.

Promo code: SPU9DD

Promo Code: A3RRNR

Thanks for reading and I apologise in advance if you are offended in any way. 
I'm just sharing my opinion...

"But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing
so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."

zondag 24 augustus 2014

Ride Free! Re-sub with new funding system!

There's a new system on Threadless called 'funding'. If 50 people fund the design (place an order) it will actually get printed. If it doesn't reach 50 people by the end of the voting period, all funders get their money back and the shirt does not get printed.

So I figured I'd give it a try with an old submission that got a good score:

If you use this promo code when funding my design you get 5$ off:  VWOTS4

Also, I'm looking forward to seeing "The Tale of Princess Kaguya".