Saturday, June 23, 2012


Behold, another t-shirt idea! This one took more time than the "Generations" shirt, and I'm very happy with the result.

For this idea, we decided to do a mash up, and we felt the comic, "Calvin and Hobbes" mixed very well with the cartoon, "The Misadventures of Flapjack." Both Calvin and Flapjack are incredibly adventurous, have wild imaginations, and can find fun in just about everything.

In terms of art direction, I wanted to mix both the styles of the comic and the cartoon. The comic takes, what I feel is, a very messy yet organized approach to the drawings. Line weight is important and while not every line completes to form the object, the reader can still keep following it to complete the shape and it totally works. The cartoon, however, uses very thick lines and is very graphic in detail. The cartoon also uses very little shadow, and instead favors hatching in shadows.

I like the way the shading came in, and I feel it's about as close to the middle-ground as you're gonna get between these two concepts. Anyway, loved this project, and like I said before, I love "Calvin and Hobbes", and I love "The Misadventures of Flapjack", and I want to thank the creators Bill Watterson and Thurop Van Orman for bringing these guys into my life! :D

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Generations of Animation

This, my friends, is a piece called "Generations of Animation", a t-shirt submission of mine to the t-shirt company Teefury. A friend of mine approached me the other day about working together on ideas to submit to this site so we can start getting our names out there.

The money is nice too hahaha...

So naturally, I said yeah, and this is our first submission. We both love cartoons, past and present, and I'm also an Animation major, so this one was a no brainer. We wanted to show were animation used to be, what it was like then, and where we've gotten to now.

I still look at this and think, "wow, we've really gone from an anthropomorphic mouse, to a robot truck, to a noodle-arm boy and his elastic dog. There's never really been a shortage of creativity in my eyes, and I hope we keep rolling with this and come up with great ideas. I also hope I'm able to be a part of all of that in some way!

Keep your eyes peeled for more submissions, as we're currently on break right now so I have all the time in the world to pump some more designs out! :D