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Apr 20 '14
Eight of Swords.  photoshop.
Whoops another tarot card appeared.  North was rough to associate with a card, he was very nearly the two of cups exclusively on the merit that he looks like the red winged lion from the Rider-Waite deck.
Instead he gets to be represented by a hooded falcon in the middle of a caldera.

Eight of Swords.  photoshop.

Whoops another tarot card appeared.  North was rough to associate with a card, he was very nearly the two of cups exclusively on the merit that he looks like the red winged lion from the Rider-Waite deck.

Instead he gets to be represented by a hooded falcon in the middle of a caldera.

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Mar 28 '14

Namco High: Cousin designs

As you might know, ShiftyLook is shutting down later this year and as a result, today is the last day to purchase Namco High.  While I still have a chance, I wanted to talk a little bit about my designs for the game!

Cousin’s appearance was probably the most important design made for the game.  They were also the only character that was created for Namco High; everyone else (excluding a few incidental background characters) was a pre-existing property character.

One of the direct orders I received was that Cousin’s Katamari antenna needed to end in a heart.  So I just played into that theme in spades (or hearts. uh).  Heart-shaped head (the v-neck sweater implies the bottom of the heart shape), heart insignia on the sweater, head and body in shades of red and pink.

Everyone who plays Namco High would need to be able to project themselves onto this avatar.  Cousin has no canon gender, orientation, or race; the player is able to decide all those things for themselves.  As such, I made certain that their design was as imprintable as possible; nondescript sexual and gender signifiers, and a non-human skintone.

The game is available to purchase for $7.50 until the end of March 28th.

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Mar 13 '14

Dungeon Crew tee design.

Ananth and I designed this tee in a fit of wanting a sports raglan with a D&D theme.  You can get it over here at our Topatoco shop!

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Mar 4 '14
Lil’ Red and Friend. photoshop.
One of my goals for this year is to become a better designer!  I want to become smarter about using shape and color.
You can buy Lil’ Red and the wolf as earrings or a necklace over at Hey Chickadee!  I received samples and they both came out really beautifully!  While I’m here, both Johnny Wander and I have collections at the site.

Lil’ Red and Friend. photoshop.

One of my goals for this year is to become a better designer!  I want to become smarter about using shape and color.

You can buy Lil’ Red and the wolf as earrings or a necklace over at Hey Chickadee!  I received samples and they both came out really beautifully!  While I’m here, both Johnny Wander and I have collections at the site.

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Sep 24 '13

WELP WE MADE A TOO KAWAII TO LIVE HOODIE

Due to popular demand, this dude has arrived in our Topatoco store!!  It is also available as a print and as a tee on both teal and silver!!!

Enjoy~

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Apr 21 '13
2 Kawaii 4 U process gif. (final illustration, as print, as tee)

Still in Japan for a few more days,  but I put this together right before I left so I’m gonna post it now for you guys!
Here’s the Kawaii design, from initial concept to sketch, color mockup, and finished design.  I’m really glad it resonated with people!  The number of people who stated a desire to get it as a tattoo was astounding (which I’m cool with by the way, please send me photos if you get it done!)  Anyway, thanks guys!

2 Kawaii 4 U process gif. (final illustration, as print, as tee)

Still in Japan for a few more days, but I put this together right before I left so I’m gonna post it now for you guys!

Here’s the Kawaii design, from initial concept to sketch, color mockup, and finished design.  I’m really glad it resonated with people!  The number of people who stated a desire to get it as a tattoo was astounding (which I’m cool with by the way, please send me photos if you get it done!)  Anyway, thanks guys!

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Apr 3 '13
Three of Swords process gif. (final illustration.)
Here’s a process gif of the Dhio tarot card from yesterday!  I’ve been really trying to/meaning to delve into better design in my illustrations.  If you are also interested in those things, Kali Ciesemier (kalidraws) has some great articles on her blog about composition and subdivision!

Three of Swords process gif. (final illustration.)

Here’s a process gif of the Dhio tarot card from yesterday!  I’ve been really trying to/meaning to delve into better design in my illustrations.  If you are also interested in those things, Kali Ciesemier (kalidraws) has some great articles on her blog about composition and subdivision!

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Mar 20 '13
2 Kawaii 4 U
Omigosh I can finally share this!  At SPX last year I was asked to draw something including the words “TOO KAWAII TO LIVE, TOO SUGOI TO DIE.”  Afterwards, Ananth and I asked if we could elaborate on the sketch and make it into some sorta design and then I did.
This is now available as both a tee and a print over at Topatoco if you’re interested!  And there’s the rest of our store at Topatoco as well.

2 Kawaii 4 U

Omigosh I can finally share this!  At SPX last year I was asked to draw something including the words TOO KAWAII TO LIVE, TOO SUGOI TO DIE.”  Afterwards, Ananth and I asked if we could elaborate on the sketch and make it into some sorta design and then I did.

This is now available as both a tee and a print over at Topatoco if you’re interested!  And there’s the rest of our store at Topatoco as well.

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Feb 7 '13
Benign Kingdom 2013 Dog Process. (final full logo)
Hey guys!  The Benign Kingdom Spring 2013 kickstarter only has a few hours left!  If it reaches $50K, Evan, Becky, KC, and myself will do a fresh new jam poster that will be sent to everyone who receives a physical shipment!  Also this group of artists is so rad, you guys.  I’ve seen these books and they are gorgeous.

Benign Kingdom 2013 Dog Process. (final full logo)

Hey guys!  The Benign Kingdom Spring 2013 kickstarter only has a few hours left!  If it reaches $50K, Evan, Becky, KC, and myself will do a fresh new jam poster that will be sent to everyone who receives a physical shipment!  Also this group of artists is so rad, you guys.  I’ve seen these books and they are gorgeous.

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Jan 16 '13
benignkingdom:


And just what do we have here?


Hooray!  I designed the Benign Kingdom dogs for 2013!

benignkingdom:

And just what do we have here?

Hooray!  I designed the Benign Kingdom dogs for 2013!

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Nov 29 '12
Nesting Cats design. photoshop.
I should mention, the Johnny Wander Kickstarter still has four more days!  Here’s one of the things I designed just for the kickstarter, it’s going to be on a tote and a sticker!

Nesting Cats design. photoshop.

I should mention, the Johnny Wander Kickstarter still has four more days!  Here’s one of the things I designed just for the kickstarter, it’s going to be on a tote and a sticker!

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Oct 25 '12
Cecilia Tattoo Flash.  ink, ink wash, photoshop.
I’ve been looking at a bunch of traditional tattoo flash lately.  There’s some neat stuff going on you don’t see many other places, like that stark black shading that doesn’t really imply form but gives contrast and design.  I’d like to mess around more with stuff like this, gotta learn to assimilate more heavy darks into my usual art.

Cecilia Tattoo Flash.  ink, ink wash, photoshop.

I’ve been looking at a bunch of traditional tattoo flash lately.  There’s some neat stuff going on you don’t see many other places, like that stark black shading that doesn’t really imply form but gives contrast and design.  I’d like to mess around more with stuff like this, gotta learn to assimilate more heavy darks into my usual art.

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Sep 12 '12

Me n’ My Roommates as Drinks.  Pen drawings, photoshop color.

So Ananth and Lela and Evan and myself went to a restaurant that served non-alcoholic cocktails last week and it was noted that Ananth and I serendipitously ordered drinks that described us, haha.  Ananth got a virgin Dark and Stormy (Dark and Calm) and I got a virgin Salty Dog (Salty Cat.)  So then I drew us as our drinks and Lela as her favorite drink and Evan (who does not like cocktails) as his.

AND HEY, YOU CAN MEET ALL OF US THIS WEEKEND AT SPX!!  Evan and Lela will be at F-11 and Ananth and I will be at F-14!

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Jun 14 '12

Adventure Time Cover!  Photoshop.

Oh mans you guys, the next round of Adventure Time covers were announced!  And I did one!  Marceline and the Scream Queens by Meredith Gran is coming out next month and I couldn’t be more excited! (though my cover won’t be coming out ‘til September)

I recently bought a giant book of gig posters and wanted to do something in that heavily designed, kind of dirty screen-printed style.  It was such a blast putting this together!

The poster to the left is the final version, and the one on the right is a more sinister alt.

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