Saturday, April 25, 2009

Catiator and Catador

I dream of a world in which cats are not discriminated against. I dream of a world where cats can brutally battle one another for our entertainment. I dream of a world where cats win our hearts with their finesse and skill as they weave about an angry dog with only a red cloth for protection.


"Perro! Perro!"

I'm pretty happy with the final result. Drawing relatively physiologically-correct animals was a challenge, especially because I don't really draw a lot of cats or dogs, despite my love of them. Thanks to various lolcat photos for reference.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Traveling, summer camp, Oregon, and community

My friend wanted his shoes to represent two parts of his life: his community of friends in Oregon and his planned travels this summer.

The left shoe (home) features a drum circle, something that he emphasized as being very representative of the communal spirit found in his student co-op. The right shoe (traveling) is the kind of scene that most of us associate with summer camp--roasting marshmallows over a fire underneath the night sky.

The heel of the right shoe features my own rendition of his 1996 Ford station wagon (broken door and all) on its way to the summer camp.

Both shoes feature a lot of green forest imagery for extra hippie imagery and Oregon-nostalgia.

He also requested that I sign them. I'm flattered that he thought my name worthy of adorning his shoes.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The blanks are starting to pour in . . .

Two pairs of blank vans arrived at my door this morning, and two more should show up tomorrow. I've got a total of about seven orders in various stages, which means that my April deal was a smash success beyond my expectations. I'm well on my way to achieving my goals of building awareness of my product and putting together a diverse portfolio.

I think I'm going to have to cap April orders pretty soon. I'm going to be way over my head if I get very many more, so if you want to take advantage of the free April deal, do it soon!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Twitter shoes

Just finished these up for a friend. She requested that her shoes be Twitter themed, with one shoe focusing on the Twitter Bird and the other emphasizing the "Fail Whale" (the image displayed when Twitter is over capacity).

Tried to replicate the Fail Whale as accurately as I could.

Nothing says awesome like the Fail Whale on a unicycle.