30 Adventures in Art – Day 10 – Sketch # 10

A kayaking guides feet

30 Adventuresinart – A challenge to myself to produce one sketch or drawing a day for 30 days to help promote my line of adventure shirts at: www.wetdogwear.com  Day 10 – Sketch #10

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Wet Dog Shirts are printed

Yipee all the shirts have come back from the printer and they look great. 150 or so shirts for the Wet Dog Kickstarter Project and another 150 to start the Wet Dog Wear adventure apparel line.

During the printing process we discovered that most of the designs looked better with just one color ink over the colored shirts. All of the designs except “Venture Out” are printed with white ink on a colored shirt.

The limited edition prints are almost done as well. These had to be hand inked, rolled, and burnished on ragweed stock.

Happily we earned enough on the Kickstarter Project to produce a cool website to help sell the shirts. There is not much content on the site yet, but we’re excited about getting it up there and soon you’ll see other cool stuff to help start the promotion, sales and branding of the Wet Dog Wear name. http://www.wetdogwear.com

We’re going to start selling the shirts at one of our first shows in Clermont FL at an adventure race called the Kayakathon. Later we’ll look at getting booths up at other area shows and also at the larger retailer shows where buyers can see the shirts.

Thats it for now. Thanks for helping to support our dream.

Carolina Mike

Wet Dog Preview of Kickstarter project launch

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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

Tweaking the art

I thought I was finished with this design then I started to tweak the art in Photoshop and added some text so the it didn’t look so square.  So let me know what you think.

I went to the printer the other day and got some quotes on silkscreen printing and it looks like they will work with me on making these actually happen.   I plan on finishing the http://www.kickstarter. com video (will post it when finished) this week then will post the invite to join in on the campaign for pledging to make this a reality.  Comment please I want to hear folks critique.

Sup dog, I’m finished with you.

Whew, after 8 hours of sketching, drawing, cutting, and pulling three proofs i finished the SUP design (stand up paddle board).  The water gave me quite a challenge on this one, but I think perseverance and knowing that the out come will somehow be good all helped me nail it.   It evolved quite a bit from what I was thinking in my head when I first came up with the sketches.  Comments and likes are definitely appreciated on this one.

Paddle Tease

Wow the hectic holiday’s are over now and it’s back to producing more art. Still having fun with the Ipad and brushes app, but here is the next block print project I’m working on of a paddle boarder or SUP (Stand Up Paddler).  I pulled the first proof today and here is a section of it to tease you some.  I should finish the cutting and printing in the next few day’s on the 8″ x 10 “block.  Comments and likes appreciated as always.

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.