"digital art isn’t real art!!!!1!!!!".
is this a reaction or an example
Everytime I open up Adobe Photoshop it’s like walking into my home. It welcomes me in with that sense of familiarity you get when your keys unlock your front door. I know essentially where most things are, where they go, and how they work and have done so for about ten years. Occasionally, I notice something I didn’t before or decide to change up my routine, but at the end of the day Photoshop always greets me like an old friend.
Now I’ve opened up Adobe Illustrator and it’s like walking into the home of a sentient alien species living on a distant planet in a different galaxy in an alternate dimension. Time to crack out the tutorials, it’s baby steps all over again.
So here’s my T-Shirt design for my University’s Marine Biology pub crawl. This semester’s slogan is “That Shit Cray” with a crayfish on a beer pint. Also, FYI, FUMBA = Flinders University Marine Biology Association.
The hard part now, is picking what colour schemes to use. The background colours are the actual T-Shirt colours and the print will be one colour. Here’s some mockups that I’ve done, but people are slow on getting back to me on which ones are their favourites.
You can see a larger version here to help you out.
SO, my dear followers, which colour combination do you like best?
The Fabric of Life (Updated)
Flipped the image horizontally so now the chirality of the DNA Helix is correct (so chemists, please stay off my back now, even though I purposely didn’t add in the major and minor grooves because it doesn’t look as good).
Buy as prints, Tees, hoodies and more from my Society6 account!
This somehow got nearly 18,000 notes overnight and I’ve gained about 1,400 followers because of it. And with that, a lot of messages asking if they can get The Fabric of Life as a tattoo.
The answer is yes, as I am humbled that my work is significant enough to be implanted on someone’s body for life. I really do appreciate everyone who has asked for permission, but I can’t always answer my messages and it gets a bit tedious replying ‘yes’ to each one.
So yes, you can get it tattooed. Yes you can get it modified (for tattoo purposes only). No, it doesn’t have to contain my signature (tattoo purposes only). All I ask is that you enjoy it and send me a photo of the finished result if possible and the tattooist’s details (I’m trying to work up a personal collection of people who have my work tattooed).
A quick welcome to all new followers and I hope you all have a nice day!
Anonymous said: okey i know that you dont take art requests but i think that it would be great see the ninetales drawn by your own hand...
Sadly Ninetales isn’t part of my favourites so I won’t be drawing it any time soon.
catandcrown said: i just thought you should know, your blog popped up on the right hand side bar of my dashboard in the 'recommended' section, which means its really popular! :D
Wow, I was wondering where my huge influx of new followers and notes came from 0__0 That’s really cool, thanks Jamie!
Not art related but:
- Dragon type Pokémon
- Really cool stance animations
- Fuck yeah Dragons, and fuck yeah Pokémon
- That is all
(Source: bosq, via shining-latios)
Not felt tips, not gel-tips etc. They are amazing for darkness and crisp linework, but they just aren’t able to create the delicate tones that ballpoints can achieve. And ballpoint pen is one of my favourite ‘mediums’ but is highly disregarded in the art community. If I want to continue using it, I should make sure that its going to stand the tests of time instead of fading. Some people have suggested just refilling the barrel of a ballpoint pen with archival ink and work with that, but the consistency is still not the same.