Creative Works of Kelly f.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Rooted Dinosaurs Shirt Design

Roots done in Photoshop. Dinos vectored in Illustrator. Mock-up done in Photoshop. The model and t-shirt photos belong to Threadless and are shown on "Cigar Brown". I don't normally wear brown, but dang I want this shirt.

Here's the process. :/

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dr. Sketchy's Tokyo

I've attended Dr. Sketchy's Tokyo two times since I've been living in Japan. I recently went back last Wednesday and as I went to post the sketches up here, I realized I had never posted September's sketch session up here. So here are some figure drawing sketches. 2- 20 min. sketches.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Photo Restoration

So this week I took on a big challenge, I decided to restore an old family photo from 1933 of my great grandparents (on my dad's side). The original size of the image (barrel and all) is about 4" x 3". The image itself is about 2.5" x 1.75". My family is pretty sure they are at the World's Fair on Lake Michigan. The first image is the unrestored image and the latter is my restoration work.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Drowning Polar Bears Shirt Design

Here's some process work. Started with some thumbnails of shirt ideas. Yes, I will be making some of the shirts on here.

If you notice in the designs, there are some light marks behind the designs. I drew 6 t-shirts and was thinking about the contours of the body and how to highlight them while I was doodling the designs. Below is the tight-sketch and mock-up of the idea in Photoshop. I was playing w/ Threadless' submission pack and really liked their "Ocean Blue" t-shirt color. Fitting right?

After the mock- up, I vectored out the design in Illustrator. It's now ready to print (3 colors). Then, I brought the design back into Photoshop to do another mock-up; the final result.
Once again, the model and t-shirt photos belong to Threadless. Normally I shoot my own photos, but this was just to fictionally display the design of the (unprinted) shirt.