Virgin post - May I say hello & introduce myself...
Hi there, (virgin post so please excuse any forum faux-pas).
My name is Jay and, though It has been years since I first disovered/visited Threadless, this is the first time I've engaged in any kind of interaction here. (Apart from scoring/commenting).
I've been buying t-shirts from the site for about 5 years. I'm a huge fan of Threadless and the people who make it what it is.
A musician primarily, I have always been interested in design and illustration. I enjoyed drawing in my youth and have kept it up as a hobby here and there - nothing too serious.
I've always had ideas floating around that I feel would be welcomed by the community here, but not a flipping clue how to translate the idea any further than a pencil drawing!
Recently, thanks to the the 'Make' tab on the nav bar of the site, I have discovered a wealth of tutorials that have have inspired and encouraged me. I realised, hey I could actually do this and join in the fun!
After sifting through a stack of post-it notes (on which I have scribbled down many of my ideas/concepts) I dug out my sketchbook and whipped up a couple of the ideas properly.
I am still watching tutorials and trying to learn Adobe Illustrator (man, that Pen Tool is a fiddly little thing) but I very much hope to submit some ideas soon. I am extremely excited at the prospect of sharing my work amongst so many artists for whom I have a lot of respect and admiration. Seriously, I'm constantly blown away by the talent here.
A boring read, perhaps, but I just wanted to introduce myself and declare my excitement to get more actively involved in the Threadless community.