Santa and the ipad

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and your holiday’s are bright as below. Just got my new ipad from Santa and I love it.  I’m using the ipad for sketching out ideas and discovered there are some very cool drawing and painting apps out there.  I purchased the Brushes App from the app store and began fooling around with it to learn how the brushes and features work.  I love the way it layers like a real painting. Here is my first painting on the ipad using the Brushes App.  Comments or likes are appreciated as always.


Final Logo for Wet Dog?

Ok, still tweaking the Wet Dog logo and decided to take out the words and replace it with a symmetrical paddle.  What do you think of this now.  Could this be the logo that goes on the shirts?  Comments are welcome.

Can’t wait to get some shirts printed up soon.  Working on a Standup Paddle Board design this week.  The sketch is done just need to cut it out on the lino block and make a print.

Can you see this on the back or front of every shirt?

Het there, just touching base with you and the blog and wanted to show the logo for Wet Dog I’m working on.  I don’t know why it’s been so tough to come up with a cool logo for these shirts… perhaps cause I’m a better illustrator then designer?  Not sure, but here is one I’m thinking could be getting close to the final idea or design.  It was done using lino cut just like the t-shirt designs.  I have this vision for Wet Dog  there’s a shop, with apparel, maybe gear, Wet Dog annual Paddle Race, Wet Dog art, a wall were everyone can come in and doodle their art on, or help come up with a new shirt design, block printing classes,  some reggae or drumming going on in the background  Picture Myles hanging out with his drum and Capt. Barney playing at the opening (local friends)…. wait a minute  that just gave me a new idea for a design.  He, he, I guess I’m crazy like that.  My random ideas sometimes drive my wife crazy.

Thinking that the first one may read Wet Wear Dog, so I’m experimenting with it by taking out the wear and replacing with a paddle with a smaller wear.  What do you think?

It’s a Wet Dog life

Ok here is the finished new design for the Wet Dog t-shirts.  This took longer than a week to finish because there was much more cutting and I pulled three proofs of this before deciding it is finished.  I think it will look cool on the back of a shirt with the Wet Dog logo on the front, which I haven’t designed yet.  The bottom of the design will hold lettering like “Island Time”   Not sure as of yet.  Print is 8″ x 10″. See posts below for the process that produced this design.  Enjoy and please comment if you like it or like it on facebook.

Island Time