September 27, 2020

Vecor drawing of tiger


I was drawing a different artwork in which I decided to add this tiger. While creating the big cat I thought it might be a nice piece by itself. It is all vector, zero pixels, drawn in Affinity Designer. So far (Sept 27 2020) the base has been drawn. I will probably add the tiger's fur later, using my Huion tablet. Oldest stage at the bottom, newest on top. A good design takes time, including the time to distance oneself from the creation to apply better contemplated and less biased changes / improvements at a later time. As far as I'm concerned anyway.

The most recent stand alone tiger, does not fit the sequence chronologically, but that was because I edited the embedded tiger in the poster image and later created a new file of the embedded tiger. Being an artist sometimes can be complex and confusing. But that probably goes for countless other people as well. Most of whom think they're at the top of the food chain, which isn't always a correct interpretation. A view for instance, that will certainly be discarded when confronted with a hungry tiger. It is an inexorable fate determined by nature; carnivores are predators that must kill to live. Humans excepted, because they kill whenever they can invent a reason to kill. Such is the nature of man. This predatory propensity brought tigers to the brink of extinction. 

Stage 7 experiment 3 - Oct 01 2020 - 00:42 hrs

Stageless T-shirt design  

Stage 5 experiment 1 - Oct 01 2020 - 00:42 hrs

Stage 3 - Sept 27 2020 - 10:00 hrs

Stage 2 - Sept 26 2020 - 21:00 hrs

Stage 1 - Sept 26 2020 - 10:00 hrs

September 10, 2020

Cartoonish vector T-shirt design


While creating a collection of T-shirt designs, I sort of accidentally started a creating a cartoonish vector design that I never intended to draw. The program I used is of course Affinity Designer. During the process of progressing I began adding more detail, which can easily become an almost never ending treat that will only be limited by the amount of space that is available. I clipped the square drawing in a circle since this is the trademark signature for my T-shirt designs that allows me to a circular text around the image.

The top image can be viewed in Google's Lightbox by clicking on it when you're on a PC or Mac (this does not work on tablets and phones) and the image opened there can be viewed in a new tab by right clicking on it to see it's original size, which is smaller than the file that will be used to the T-shirt print, that results in making more detail visible. Click on the image again (with the magnifying glass containing the plus symbol) to view the image actual size.

September 2, 2020

Setting up an online T-shirt shop


At this point I am in the process of creating a collection of T-shirts that I plan to sell online. I have many great ideas that I have turned into designs, while there are many more to come. Although the shirts still need to be placed online, I have an overview of the products in my website. You can take a peek at them by clicking here. Below you see examples of the shirts I have drawn. Besides shirts I have planned to sell stickers, offer logo design services and digital (vector) portraits and paintings.

Click the images above to visit the T-shirt department on my site. Be sure to visit my website regularly to browse and / or buy my products online and see the new entries I have created.