30 Adventures in art- Day 7, 8, 9 – Sketch #7, 8, 9




30 Adventuresinart – Day 7 , 8, and 9 of my challenge to draw or sketch one adventure everyday for 30 days. This is proving to be harder then expected. I originally wanted to do 365 adventures in 365 days, then my wife said, whoa,  hang on there Picasso, why don’t you see if your can do 30 first. So my wife being the wiser one as always prevailed and here we are one third of the way to 30 adventures in art.  If you want to see more scroll down the page for all the sketches.  I’ll finding that as soon as I finish one I’m already thinking about the next one. Sometimes I’ll just start doodling and something will come in my head and I’ll be on my way and finish in an hour or more. The sketch I spent the most on was the one with the mangrove heart for my wife MJ. That took about three hours. Needless to say she was very happy about that one.

30 Adventures in Art – Day 4 – Sketch #4

sketch430 Adventuresinart – My challenge to to myself to sketch one adventure drawing a day for 30 days to promote the adventure outdoor apparel at http://www.wetdogwear.com. I’ve always thought of myself as somewhat of a paddling pirate. I like pirates, the pirate flag, and paddling, so this just came into my mind yesterday after a long paddle in Coach Roach Bay Preserve, near Ruskin, FL.  I got home late and just started sketching while we were out to dinner.  Speaking of that i’ll have to hurry after my Kayaking 101 class today and get sketch # 5 out today.  This is Day 4 sketch #4

Wet Dog Preview of Kickstarter project launch


Wet Dog Preview of Kickstarter project launch

Ok finished the Wet Dog video, designs and just submitted our Wet Dog T-shirt idea to kickstarter.com Waiting on their review to start the campaign in a few days. Until then check out a preview here.http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wetdog/1745114954?token=c7c6cc00

We’re very excited about launching this outdoor line of apparel using my block print art.  I look forward to comments on the art.

Thanks in advance for viewing the video and page. – Carolina Mike

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.

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

Cool drawing in action

Newest print coming soon. I’m still cutting the block because it has more detail, but will be worth it when I finally get it printed. Until then check out this teaser drawing (from start to finish) I did promoting our paddling adventures in action at this link: http://artpad.art.com/?lvcsk51fniqw  I think this would make a cool t-shirt now that I posted it.