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Stickers are up in my Redbubble shop, well, I suppose the sticker designs are actually on several products but! the idea was to make stickers for @snaccastonreese on tumblr (I’m also on tumblr: Wimsicalifornia).
So these stickers were made to order. Obviously stickers pay out about twenty cents per sticker, but I need all the practice I can get and that includes practice listening to what someone wants and providing that. I think I probably get a C+, but I also didn’t ask for feedback. I should have, but you know, what if she secretly hated them?
The brief from my ‘client’ (my internet friend) was to make a San Jose Sharks themed design with the phrase ‘fun must be always’ on it. Tomas Hertl, a forward for the sharks, tweeted that. Super adorable of him.
I battered my head against the tablet to eke these out. Drawing on those things is it’s own thing. I’m still a beginner as an artist, I can’t claim otherwise, but holy smokes! I feel like I’m ten times worse on the tablet. It’s humbling.
My tumblr pal ended up getting a design from earlier this week. She chose the one with an orange triangle background. I changed the ‘nose’ to blend in a bit more cuz the shark looked a little bit like an otter in the face, haha.
Making Thumbnail Sketches (Rough Drafts)
I tried out using Tombow dual brush pens to make rough versions on paper. It’s nothing like a
loaded paintbrush. I felt like I was using an unwieldy sharpie. So, something else to suck at for a while. I originally got them to do handlettering but I can’t see how: they are super thick. Maybe with practice? There aren’t enough hours in the day for the amount of practice I need. I’ll make a future post about these pens.