Dance Macabre

Does the ‘dance of death’ have a DJ? This is what I think he might look like.

My latest T-shirt design: Dance Macabre

Dance Macabre Vector T-shirt design © Jayme Art

This is the preliminary sketch I did for the design. I changed the style a bit when vectorizing it. I like both styles, but ended up submitting the vector one above this time. I might eventually do a hand drawn one as well.

dance of death T-shirt sketch © Jayme Art

 

SketchPort -Drawing Inspiration

SketchPort, a ‘modern environment for digital drawing.’

SketchPort is a free, fun, online drawing site. There is nothing to download and no installation required, you draw right from your PC browser, or mobile device. Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, and iOS operating systems are supported.

cat eye by Jayme Art on sketchport

SketchPort is a social network for artists.

A huge part of SketchPort is the community. Users from all over the world come to encourage others and give feedback.

In fact, you don’t have to be an artist. Drawing is a medium for communication where producing and consuming are equally important.

You can make vectors at SketchPort.

SketchPort Vector is a new type of vector based drawing application. The canvas is infinite, there is no pixelation, but you still get to draw freehand.

 There is a SketchPort draw and guess game.  A Broadcast mode allows you to watch and broadcast drawings in real time.  There are additional Games, Challenges and more…

The drawing interface is simple to use and has keyboard shortcuts:

sketchport -a fun drawing site

It’s easy to add videos of your work on YouTube

 

SketchPort is a cool drawing site. And there is still more…

You can Check SketchPort out here.

Pirate Poker at TeePublic

 Pirate Cats shirt design © Jayme Art  Once a year Pirate cats from the seven seas would meet for a high stakes poker game. It was held in a secret cove and attended by only the most infamous cat Pirates like, ‘Bloody’ Paws McGee,  Captain ‘Claws’ Calico,  Jack Sparrow-Eater, and even the meanest kitty of all, Fluffy.  They played for a golden doubloon which was rumored to have magical powers…

This shirt is for sale at TeePublic!

Threadless Art and Krita

Hi you guys.

I’ve finally made a Threadless account and have submitted a few designs so far. Threadless is a T-Shirt company and “a creative community that makes, supports, and buys great art.”

Hector, another Threadless member, had this fun idea for a theme: Carlyle the X-mas Vampire. Here’s the vector design I did for his theme

Vector vampire art © Jayme Art

This was my initial sketch.

Vampire illustration © Jayme Art

I drew the sketch with a program called Krita.  I was happy to find they now have a windows build. It’s a little buggy for me, but it’s a great program. Download it for free here.  Krita has a user-friendly interface. It has a variety of brushes and settings, raster graphics and vector tools, and the canvas can be easily rotated and mirrored, and more…

Krita logo

Krita is the full-featured free digital painting studio for artists who want to create professional work from start to end. Krita is used by comic book artists, illustrators, concept artists, matte and texture painters and in the digital VFX industry.Krita is free software, licensed under the GNU Public License, version 2 or later.

Krita has several features that are unique or a first among free software painting applications: support for colorspaces other than RGB, like CMYK, support for HDR painting, painting assistants, a perspective grid. The Krita developers are keen to support the artistic community that has grown around Krita.

Well, that’s all for now. Hope all is well with you! ☺ Happy holidays

Questions?

I’m planning to record a video to answer the few random questions I’ve gotten about my art/process and myself over the years. I thought it would be fun to answer them in video format. Besides, I need to make a new intro video for my YouTube Channel, and I might use the resulting video. So, if you have a question for me you’d like to see answered, ask away.  I’ll do my best to answer it.

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*  I’m going to add links in the video description to the blogs or YT channel of people who post questions for me.  If you don’t want to be linked let me know, and if you do, let me know your blog or TY Channel address.

 

Grumpy Astronaut Bear Inkscape Vector

Made with Inkscape

Grumpy Bear Inkscape Vector © Jayme Art

This is my sixth Inkscape vector to post so far. I made this yesterday while working on a bear shirt design.  This vector was one of the different styles I was trying out.  It sort of reminded me of a two year old at bedtime.  Anyway, I had fun making it, hope you like it.

Odosketch is Retiring

From the Odosketch page:

odosketch

Friends & Supporters,

After an amazing eight years and over 600,000 sketches we are sad to say that we are retiring Odosketch.

Odosketch was the love child of a handful of amazing people at Odopod. Over the years, our focus has changed and we have come to the difficult realization that Odosketch no longer has a significant role to play in our future.

We want to thank you for all of your support and, more importantly, your drawings. They’ve been a source of inspiration and countless laughs.

For those of you that would like to save your drawings there are two options detailed below. Be sure to collect your images before August 30, 2013. They will no longer be available after that date.

Keep drawing,

The Odosketch Crew

So long Odosketch,  It was fun while it lasted!

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You can see some of the other sketches I made at Odosketch here.

Making a Dragon or Dino Puppet

Making Puppets

My daughter and I decided it might be fun to make puppets. We had ideas of what we’d like them to look like, however we hadn’t made puppets out of these materials before. It was fun. We figured it out as we went and picked up some tips for next time. The following film highlights our experience puppet making.

Randa said she would share the template she made. I sort of winged it with mine but could make one too. I’ll probably add those, and some details on how we made these later. Just wanted to make this quick post before heading out-of-town. Hope you’re having a great weekend.

How we made dino puppets: