Yes, I still design some t-shirts…this is for the ambitious gardener (link to Skreened shop).
I am way behind with writing about latest interesting finds on the net. So here comes a short list…
1. Springpad.com has proven the only online notebook that is quick,easy and efficient enough to stay on my comp and mobile. The bar code scanning with the mobile camera is great to save interesting books. (My public notebooks)
2.Some landscapes one of my favorite blogs had some great posts on landscape and writing recently. I commend to check on the material about Alice Oswald and others plus the intriguing library of the forest
3. If you do not know Olaf Hajek yet, you probably should change that. I think the man operates in the Bermuda triangle between illustration,craft and (decorative) art.
4. One of those Pinterest fans had this video on his blog. Of course I will not mention the blog, but the video on creativity by John Cleese, which proves once again that one needs to be terribly clever to play a fool.
5. Slowly I am mutating into a collector of zines. My latest acquisition on Bathysphere shop some beautiful material by Yosuke Yamaguchi.
Everything sucks, more than ever… design spam is a common desease on POD sites. But what can you do???
It is getting harder and harder to make your way in the POD world. Design spam, tag spam and last not least terrible, bad site performance turn POD sites more and more into painful experiences for shoppers and artists. Is there a way out of the dilemma ? Possibly yes, IF you can code.
In the early morning the deer hunter roams his revier. He hears a distant muffled clatter in the thicket, not much later here and there traces are found in the black moss covered soil, on young spruce the bark has been peeled off by the males rubbing their antlers. The twigs are broken quite high and big pieces of bark are removed which tells of a remarkable deer. The season has come, it is time to hunt the summer deer.
I love to play with floating gouache colors on colored paper scraps. This tree landscape emerged when I tried to transfer the experience of the blurred landscape photography into real colors. I used a lot of water, the colors were added and removed in several layers.
Finally I have started to work on a project I wanted to do for a long time: a graphic novel or comic strip.
The main difficulty I had been to find a story. Beginning this year I found the right black and white media and the style formed more and more, but the story was still missing. Somehow good old Ludwig Ganghofer creeped back into my mind. I found a story interesting enough to work on. It is a short story about a deer hunt that will give me enough room for my favorite subject trees and forests. All these illustrations will be drawn 100% from memory or imagination.
Here are first impressions how the pictures will look like.