zaterdag 31 augustus 2013

90's challenge

I made a mashup between Super Mario Bros. and the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, for the 90's Pop Culture challenge on Threadless.

(click on the image to go to the voting page)

Also, I'm working on another one for this challenge so stay tuned...

vrijdag 23 augustus 2013

Minimalism Design + Interesting Kickstarter

A design for the minimalism challenge on Threadless:

(click on the image to go to the voting page)

I recently discovered another interesting Kickstarter project by 2 Disney Veterans. 
"It's a story about an 11-year-old, meticulous boy, WALT, and his crazy, loopy GRANDPA -- two complete opposites -- who get stuck in a vast, imaginative WORLD OF PAINTINGS.  Inside, they cross paths with a ruthless painted character determined to make it into our world.  In order to get home and stop the villain, Walt and Grandpa have to set aside their differences, work together and navigate worlds where the rules can change around every corner."  

(this reminded me a lot of my graduation movie)

Also, NANA nana nana nana NANA nana nana nana BATMAAN! (I bought some Batman comics)

maandag 19 augustus 2013

Ride Free! Threadless Design + Making of

So, I made this t-shirt design (whoda thunk?) in collaboration with Daniel Arzola. He came up with the idea, and I made the design.
Here it is.

(it finished scoring with a 3.10, which is a decent score)

Here are the steps I took to make the design:

After Daniel proposed some ideas, I went for the idea I liked most: a few circus bears with hats on, riding around on bikes in the jungle .

I made two sketches, this is the one I used for the final design.

Then I did the lineart, I tried to make it as clean and readable as possible.

After that, I coloured it in, but I limited myself to a few colours. That way it wouldn't end up being too colourful and busy.

Then I did a fast paint (in grayscale) to see how it works with lighting.

I proceeded to work on the grayscale, adding more detail and contrast. 

When it was finished I duplicated the grayscale and set one layer to Overlay and the other to Soft Light.
After adding some details like the background, this is what the final result looks like:

That's it!

Also, if you don't know what to listen to at work, come and join me on Grooveshark, we do a Broadcast every working day and usually I'm the "DJ".

zaterdag 10 augustus 2013

Threadless Animated GIF's

About a year ago, Nathan Pyle started a blog with a challenge: turn existing Threadless designs into an animated GIF. A few weeks ago, the same challenge was launched again!
Because I'm not animating for the work I do now, this was a perfect opportunity to do so (and it's been a while).

 These are the GIF's I made (keep in mind, I only animated this, the designs belong to other people):

(The Animator's Survival Kit was a great help for this one)