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aka Sam Giesbrecht
is a 24.26 year old
and has been a part of the Threadless community for 6 years, 8 months!
has scored 2125 submissions, giving an average score of 3.14, helping 48 designs get printed.
posted 2 years, 1 month ago in Snakes & Skulls
Super Rad! With a capital R!
Beards are cool, I like it. Especially as an all-over print, that seems to suit the illustration. I think there's something missing though. Right now it's just a dude with a beard. You've got a lot of real estate to play with within the beard itself, try to use that. If you're going for a peaceful feel, add things that are peaceful (birds, other natural things). To take it to an extreme, you could even remake the lines of his beard into something that you think conveys whatever feeling you're going for (that is a lot to ask for though, it looks like you've put a lot of work into that beard).
I think you're going in the right direction, people on this site love beards and chill times. whatever mood you're going for, try to think of more things that will bring that mood across.
Let me know what you think!
posted 2 years, 11 months ago in Bushy
I would agree with those comments. You could even go so far as to lose those 'splats' in the background entirely. That would really clean up the composition (the smudge on the bottom is especially distracting), and a line would help bring out the shape of the tiger.
I think if you could make the tiger's eye more visible, that would strengthen the appeal. People connect with eyes, and you could use that as a focal point. Right now the tiger looks like it's squinting and kind of unsure. If you add the right eye, you could really convey a sense of beauty or determination, or whatever you're going for.
Let me know what you think. Cheers!
posted 2 years, 11 months ago in Tiger Lilly
Ha, love the Hobbit reference.
A few things- I'm not sure how the general threadless community will take it. I do like the blue-collar look of the shirt, but you have to keep in mind the audience you're catering to. I feel like some illustration (maybe somewhere above the type, maybe a subtle lighter grey behind the logo) would increase the appeal for the voters you'll soon be dealing with, as well as tie in the Hobbit reference a bit more tightly.
A few notes on typography as well: you can get away without the period after 'co'- people will know what it means, and if you also line up "expert treasure hunters" with the o, it will make a more solid block of type, which seems to be what you're going for.
That ampersand also looks a bit like an e, which might not be the biggest deal, but to particularly illiterate people who don't know what this says, it could look like "Thorin eco." That might just be me being nitpicky, though.
Let me know what you think of these comments. Cheers.
posted 2 years, 11 months ago in Thorin & Co.