While I was working on a logo in Dec./Jan. I fell in love with vector doodling again -haven't done it for quite a long time. Playing around with the shapes and ending up with something completely different as originally intended is really a lot of fun. And I think a good way to take a little break from the main work yet ending up doing something.
Here is a glimpse at the mess I like to make on the art-board... while making the basic shape of nessie... some 'kitschy' unicorns came along....
Maybe that is the 'real reason' why unicorns are extinct - they are not able to love someone other than themselves. prancing around usually in the moonlight all snobby and pretentious. Thinking they are better than everyone else and special just because they have a horn on their forehead. Good for you, now gallop off. (except 'the last unicorn' - still love that movie)
Enough nonsense for today and long story short: was quite fun doing these.
I submitted a new t-shirt design yesterday - it is still pending approval but you can take a look at it here. I got the idea while I was working on a different sketch that is lying around for a while now and meant to be a tee-submission... one day.. but thought it would be nice to sub this now - with valentines day coming up people may feel more sympathy with a lonely sea creature (just to be clear I mean the illu not me! :).
Well, now I'll cross my fingers that it gets approved.
Sometimes I tend to drive myself nuts while fiddling around with colours or getting hung up on little details which don't seem to get noticed by someone else anyway. When I get stuck because I've been spending far too much time in front of the design to make a solid decision I like to turn to friends/collegues and then drive them nuts as well :) and of course after hearing their opinion go for something completely different. :D But seriously - I should get them something for valentines... in the meantime a little shout out to these two talented designers and one of my main sources for idea-checking and advice > Sandra and Denis
...a case of 'spot the difference'...ouO...
submitted version - got rid of a few colours (ok, only one... but still..) to make it more suitable for tee printing
Ui. I'm very flattered by the re-posting (like here) of my hug-drawings and happy that people seem to enjoy them. I was quite surprised and wouldn't have noticed it without friends like queenmob and Aglika pointing it out to me. So cheers! And thanks a lot to the bloggers!
Sorry, I am a bit slow in my reaction... well, always ;)... but especially since I've been struggling with a nasty cold for about a week I behave even more like a sloth than usual...
A bunch of very nice mails and requests landed in my mailbox the past couple of days so I made some of the drawings available as prints at society6 today.
and to post at least something 'new':
some (very!) rough left over scribbles I found on my hard drive...
an attempt to cover all 3 enemies
Peter got dumped for the crocodile
mep mep... one of my favourite cartoon-enemies-pair
but they didn't make it into colour
(the one on the left is probably a bit too intimate...)