Wednesday, September 27, 2006

design for threadless

just submitted this in's ongoing tee design contest. here's some color options.

its in the running now.
STOP - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Friday, September 22, 2006


Kids are Punkers too!

This is one of the first freelance projects that i took on the west coast.... about a year ago. and it is probably the most fun one that i have done to date. Little Pistols is a punk rock clothing line for kids run by 2 great people. i loved the concept! I was basically asked to do some "rock-n-roll" art (in adobe illustrator) to be printed on youth tees, hoodies, baby onesies, creepers, patches, pins, ect... below is some of the stuff i came up with. you can see more at they have a bunch of awesome stuff for sale on their website... everything from studded belts sized for kids to bondage pants and safety pinned skirts! A great place to spoil that little punker in your life.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


I am lucky enough to get to create graphics for Converse through my job on a regular monthly basis. these designs are used for products in their company stores. if you're by one of their stores, go in, check it out... they've got some really cool stuff (and i've got a bunch of art in there as well!). here's a design i was pleased with that they just put up for sale on their website:

here's a detail of my art:

and HERE is the link.

Monday, September 18, 2006


here's some shots of a project that i did some time back. this was for a screenprint on a t-shirt... the tag lines and customer logos have been removed.

1. pencils: a scan of my initial sketch. i was able to draw a caricature of my uncle jim (who happens to be an avid fisherman) instead of just creating some random character.

2. photoshop: i took my scan into photoshop to clean up and airbrush. i also made some modifications to my sketch to capture a better likeness of my uncle.

3. color: i separated out the different blocks where various colors were going and then added the color using both different layer styles and actually going in and airbrushing different colors. using this technique is good when working with art that will eventually be screenprinted because the selections can be made for the production-side-of-things easier.

4. revision set #1: kinda expected this. i always seem to get a bunch of revisions when i work on "outdoor" designs... i don't think that i "get" that customer as well as i would like to (and it must show). anyway, along with some changes to the type and addition of customer logo on cap (not shown), i was asked to incorporate a fish, some dramamine (seasick medication); and a sunburn.

5. revision set #2: the final version. changed life vest to Hawaiian shirt, changed fish, changed reels to "proper off-shore" reels, changed net to that hook they use.... forgot what its called, and added more "fishing trinkets".

i was able to get a couple of these shirts to ship to my aunt and uncle. there excitement about the final shirt was the most rewarding part of this project.

i'll try to get some newer art on a post in the future.

Monday, September 11, 2006

here are 4 designs that i recently created (or modified from old art that i did in the past) to email to potential clients & contacts that i have made. just something to give them a reference of the kind of art that i can do. these jpgs have already helped me land an interview that resulted in a BIG freelance project!!!! i'll show more of that in future posts when the designs "go public"/get placed in stores... or when i get the ok from them to post.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

marilyn monroe

david cross

willie nelson is my hero

katie couric

sid vicious

Friday, September 01, 2006

sketch of self.

i'll dump some older caricatures on here soon.