Julie This Is Our Country T-shirt
You have no idea how much I miss you guys! I’ve been away being sad and tired, BUT I think of you all everyday and you keep me going. I feel much better now!
Look what I’ve got here! This beautiful new purple hair I got from a store in Height Street, San Francisco, where I also got new multicolor leg warmers and a steam punk skirt. It’s THE place to go to get all your eccentric glamorous whatnots!
Showing here also is the “Julie, This Is Our Coutry” T-shirt which I got a while ago but didn’t have time to post.
Julie, This Is Our Country T-shirt Details
This was a story about me saving my coworker from demonic zombie attack by providing solar powered blood transfusion in the middle of the ocean.
Post Apocalyptic Feast T-shirt (Zombie Included)
Post Apocalyptic Feast
I received this shirt a hell of a long time ago and just having a hard time photographing it. I could NOT find a suitable bottom to go with it. All my shorts and skirts failed, so I went with this pair ofÂ checkered pants from Felix the Cat which my mom got me when I was in junior high. Don’t be jealous, I’m still wearing stuff from junior high and they fit great. Is it a good thing? I don’t know.
The T-shirt is $24 printed by Spreadshirt on American Apparel shirts. Women and men. Get it here.
How was your 4th of July? I had quite a weird holiday which I thought was ruined by my stomach issue on the 3rd but I still attended all kinds of social functions and…ate…all kinds of stuff…it was nearly miraculous that I even made it to work today! Granted everybody at work was acting especially “Monday” today, I’m sure y’all partied.
Here’s the Naked in London shirt which you can purchase if you’d like, replacing that old tee with BBQ sauce spills. Again, if you’d like a different color let me know.
*Warning* If you do buy and wear this shirt, people tend to point at you and come up close and look at your chest. So there. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Click image for big version!
Naked in London T-shirt
Naked in London T-shirt
Naked in London
Here’s the original image and story. Enjoy!
Whiteout -- My Happiness
You can get prints of this image from Society6!
I’m a member of this fantastic online artists community called Society6 where artists post their artworks and connect with each other. I’m very inspired by some of the members’ works there and they give me fresh ideas and encouragement. You can get really unique designs and images on a bunch of different stuff too, it’s for everyone.
This image is my submission to a Society6 collaboration project called Whiteout.Â It was an interesting challenge for me since the Whiteout zine is going to be printed only in black and white. If you’ve seen my other works, they are mostly in seizure inducing colors. I signed up early but contemplated this idea for a very long time. I could’ve just made what I usually make and put it in black and white, but the idea of whiteout actually resonates with this other philosophical idea that I happened to be thinking about at that time.
It is our personal responsibility to figure out what makes us happy and what our goals in life are. I recently found that when I feel the most “happy” there really isn’t much emotions at all. Instead it’s a very large calmness and a sense of focus. I don’t really feel or think much during these moments, I just sorta “be.” There’s nothing. But there’s everything. It’s a very interesting feeling. I guess you can call it whiteout, or you can call it blackout. You can call it anything.
So how do I design “nothing” and “everything”!? Should I just submit a white image!? I think that works in galleries but might not work very well online. *chuckle* So I tried to break down the process of approaching this space. Whenever I think about this space, I feel a strong sense of my own physical presence, which I use to construct the sense of ego and interact with the outside world. I envision my head and my face, and try to take it apart. And it slowly pixilates, slides away and fades.
Then I recite this short verse that you see on the image to myself. It stops thoughts; it stops ups and downs; it stops worries; it stops giddiness; it stops everything. And then I start to see everything.
I don’t know if I’ve conveyed this space successfully in the image, but I tried :)
Here are some sketches. I first did a pencil drawing on paper, then do most of the production in Illustrator. Finishing off details and effects in Photoshop.
Pencil and paper drawing
Tracing details in Illustrator
Experimenting Hair Blend Mode in Illustrator
Do you know, I’d do anything for you fans? Â Okay not exactly anything, but if you’d ask, I’ll consider it.
I’m just getting really excited because I finally completed all those on-site SEO things that the book told me to do. Moved the site to my old URL, restructured sidebar, put in keywords, reinstalled analytics, updated mailing list…geez. I can’t wait to get some drawings done is all. Damn. One day I gotta hire someone to do this sh*t.
Anyways, here’s Dancing with Transformer Neptune — the dream shirt. (“Can you stop saying ‘the dream shirt’?” “No, that’s my keyword, man!”) Click the image to see a giant picture.
Dancing with Transformer Neptune T-shirt
I think it looks good in orange and raspberry. But if you’d like other colors, let me know and I’ll let you have your color.
Dancing with Transformer Neptune American Apparel T-shirt
Dancing With Transformer Nupetune
This is the original image, with the background, effect and everything. Click here to read about the story. And yes, in the above image is a pair of purple fuzzy crocs.
Me and My Fan
Post Apocalyptic Feast
Want to decorate walls of your room with zombies? Here’s how. Download these cards and prints. Print out. Stick it on. Viola!
I sometimes wonder if anyone would ever want these. But you know, I’m not here to judge myself, I’m here to produce. Oh, and have a grand time :)