Saturday, February 23, 2013

Wowza!

One of the most memorable things that ever happened to me was when I won the Threadless dog hoodie challenge, besting Threadless' top illustrators with such a simple illo. I know they hold tons of challenges every year, but to be able to tickle people's funny bones and earn a lot of 5's - good gosh - I could not help but squeal at work when I got the email that my design won.  A lot of high fives ensued that day, haha! Still, I am by no means an illustrator, I consider myself a winner but I don't think I'll ever be in the same league as other Threadless illustrators.

Case in point: a fellow Filipina designer who's currently based in China, Hana Bascano. Her vector designs are so good. See for yourself! Images taken from http://shadowness.com/hanabacasno and http://hanabacasno.deviantart.com/#


   


Here's her winning Threadless design collab with Janice Golosino, "If There's a Rocket, Tie Me to It"
available here as a shirt and tank:

I just emailed her for a collab to the Fantastic Four contest on Threadless (based on the comics, not the movies; I believe they have different licenses/ownership), and I'm crossing my fingers that she'll agree on it! I'm keeping it under wraps for now but I really hope she sees the potential in my rendering and make it look like a winner :D That might just help me get better from this cold hehe *sniffle*

Then there are graphic artists who specialize in creating concept art like Peter Lee of http://peterconcept.deviantart.com

I wonder if they dream of these places or wish for them to exist :) (except of course if it's a post-apocalyptic era lol)


And Jan Ditlev Christensen of http://www.janditlev.com 



And Frederic St-Arnaud of http://www.frederic-st-arnaud.com and http://fstarno.deviantart.com/gallery/

Funny story: people thought that the above image of Coll├Ęge de Valleyfield in Quebec, Canada was real (i.e. the waterfalls really exist) only to visit it and find out that it only had a smattering of trees and a road in front of it.

Then, there's my cousin Kai from http://karlcabrera.carbonmade.com/, who does animation, traditional drawings, and flash games! Here are some samples of his work:



The last one's a demo reel for animation he did for the Cowboys vs Zombies app/game :) Too bad it's not available on Itunes anymore, but there are sample videos on Youtube. Here's the official trailer:


Sorry for the data-hogging post, but I couldn't post the pictures in lower resolutions because if I did that their beauty will be lost. Lastly, please show some love for the designs I have that are up for scoring by giving them a generous 4 or 5!

May the (work)Force be with You!
Vote here: http://www.threadless.com/fallselect2013/may-the-workforce-be-with-you/

Vote here please: http://www.threadless.com/sockschallenge/dragon-scales/

That's about it! *achoo!* Gesundheit and stay healthy, everyone :)

<3 and sniffley yours,






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