Saturday, September 13, 2008
Step one: each design starts with really rough sketches.
Step 2: These sketches turn into slightly more refined sketches where I begin to think about placement and composition.
Step 3: This is the pencil drawing of what will become the final background.
Step 4: Inking.
Step 5: For this particular design I wanted to include sketches. This meant cleaning up the sketch and then using a lightbox to ink the areas that I wanted inked.
Step 6: The final step is to scan it into the computer and color it. At this point the pressure is off because the drawing is done. The hardest thing is to make decisions on colors and placement. On this design you can see that I decided to put the mask that is on the ground on it's side so the heads weren't quite so repetitive.
Step 7: Submit to Threadless and cross fingers!
Monday, September 8, 2008
Today was the official release of my very first shirt selected and printed by www.threadless.com. The original version of the shirt can be found here in an earlier blog. These are the shots from the Threadless website. If you're interested you can check it out, or purchase it here.
Here's a view of the glow ink in action!
This is the front of the Threadless store in Chicago - My shirt is front and center!
Here is a piece of custom display artwork which was created for the window display. Sold!