Friday, December 25, 2009

Two new derby shirts

It's a white-ink only derby, and I have two entrants I got done today, after the kids have unwrapped all the presents and the dinner is done. Please give them a vote if you have them and like the concepts.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Cash Plummets

A new design, one that I like a lot. Though it isn't getting any voter love since the derby is now taken over by 4-5 designers that always win. Vote if you like it by clicking on the image to the right.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Summary of 2009

A new derby, a wild week where I can't design. I do have a rough draft though, which is below. It's supposed to summarize the freefall of the financial market:

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Shirts up for votes on GoodJoe!

Got two woot resubs at goodjoe:

This is flora as fauna.

Another one is snowed in snow monkey. Click either image to vote!


The best part of being an amateur artist is that sometimes you get to work with some pretty damn creative folks. I'm currently working on a collaboration with Jasneko, an artist that has taken shirt.woot by storm in the last few months. I'm excited that we're working on something that is part techno steampunk, and part cartoon. Hopefully something to share soon...

Friday, December 11, 2009


Okay, if you know me, you know that I'm at heart a Bioacoustic neuroethologist. Yeah, a mouthful. I love sounds of living things (bio-acoustics), and figuring out the internal mechanisms of natural behavior (neuro-ethology). My favorite thing is hawaiian honeycreepers, since it's the best example of behavioral isolation in the world (Hawaii is 2500 miles from the nearest continent, making it the most isolated island chain in the world). Take that, Madagascar!

Anyways, I've been investigating the inter-island song diversity of the honeycreepers, and I decided for shirt.woot to design a shirt based on my love of the natural avifauna of Hawai'i. The i'iwi (Vestiaria coccinea) is only found on the islands, and is a gorgeous red bird with a very metallic song. Here's my shirt design based on that bird. If you love birds, PLEASE give it a vote if you're a wooter.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Chipmunk design- older derby

Forgot to point out some older designs for the Holiday derby. The one was based on the Chipmunk Song, but got overshadowed by a more realistic chipmunk design.

The second design was one that I really liked, but never took off. It suffered from a very bad half-toning job, which I fixed but never got around to resubbing. But heck, it's a great example of what NOT to do.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Honorable Mention at last!

I got it!!!

After, oh, 100 derbies, I finally got an honorable mention for 5-second rule, after I had received a best loser. I am attaching the design that finally won, and the design that was the first version to show what the original concept was. Mostly to show what happens when a design doesn't work, and gets jettisoned for a complete reboot. Success!

Winning design:

First version (jettisoned):