Get a peek inside the design process of this t-shirt designed for a real mule girl!
I got asked to make a design that would be just right for a mule owner because the designs available on the market mostly don’t accurately represent mules.
Read more about the brief I got and what considerations specific to mules I made during the design – as well as how I gave it a nod to that Wild West feel while still keeping it modern.
I’ve gathered my initial sketches and step-by-step pictures of how the design progressed and explain the twists and turns this design took before ending up as the final design that I approved for sale.
I explored what it would be like to do pet portraits in different mediums than I’m used to.
They’re not remarkable in any way, some of them aren’t even good, but this is a part of the process and I wanted to share what it really looks like.
Painting people can be a massive pain in the ass. I mean, you just get one thing a bit off and it looks like a completely different person.
I decided, once and for all, that it was time to get better at drawing people. Doing it in colour scared me, so I did it in monochrome.
They say knowing a person is like music. What attracts us to them is their melody and as we get to know them better, we learn the lyrics.
Now, this is where it gets tricky because a lot of my favourite music is often without lyrics!
Deep house, electronica and classical is the kind of music that washes over me like an ocean and sets my soul on fire, sparks a cosmic dance in my very being. Back in dance school, I used to willingly drown myself in this type of music in class, letting my soul float off on the tunes like a kite.
The kind of music I happen to like is very sparse on words or the words are limited and repetitive. Or they’re those songs where the lyrics aren’t very clear, so you spend a long time singing them wrong, until one day you look them up and discover that not only have you been getting them belting-at-the-top-of-your-lungs-wrong, the real lyrics make very little sense without more context (so you go back to singing them your way).
My point is: what lyrics you’ll hear as we become the best of friends is really anyone’s guess!
So, what about you? What kind of music makes up the original soundtrack to your life?
Hit pause on life with me for a bit and let’s get to know each other better!
I have a degree in Performing Arts, did you know?
This traditional Maasai story recounts how the zebra went from a plain animal to possessing the beautiful black and white stripes he has today.
I love making great art. Happy art. My art isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But it could be yours.
In order to make good art I have to constantly learn new things and improve my technique. In this post I go into finding the balance of high detail to blurry areas in a painting.
Also known as “Why I Can’t Hold Down a Regular-Folk Full-Time Job”.