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agreed, nice design but he is dead in every respect, too many have used his face, he is like mickey mouse now
kenmeyerjr on Dec 04 '08
Thanks Arrow...and hey, people buy shirts with Mickey Mouse on them, as far as I know!
Yes, and people buy meat on a stick wrapped in a pancake too, that doesn't mean its any good or it should be bought.
PS- I do think you are a decent artist.
your illustration work is amazing on this series. I also love your use of color blending...the content is kinda stale, though. They have a postage stamp feel to them. Please continue subbing work, though...I think if you found the right concept you could be printed quickly.
seems less a parody and more a tribute
There are a lot of movies out about Santa Claus right now, but I wouldn't buy a tshirt with a portrait of him on it. It's essentially a captioned portrait...and this particular portrait has been done at least 1000+ times on a tshirt. I'm just saying that perhaps, rather than a portrait, you can use the image as part of a concept. Not trying to offend.
something else you might want to consider - the black type / communist-style font doesn't really mesh well with the illustration style. I know you said you were parody-ing propaganda posters, but I think it would work better if you were able to integrate one aspect into the other (either the hard-edge, black starkness of the type into the soft lines/overlapping color of the image - or vice versa). Personally - I'd prefer them (the series pieces) without the text and just blow the image up/off the shirt.
actually - something like this as a jump print could be cool.
that should be jumbo - not jump