Some truthing and a start

So lets start out with some brutal honesty.

The entire purpose of this website is to draw attention to things I create and am trying to sell.

That said, if you poke around here you will get to peek inside my head a bit.

As I write about different things I have created, and where you can acquire them… I am also going to talk a bit about my creative mental process.

The reasons for focusing on that part of the process is two fold.

First. I am an entirely self taught artist. This means that my techniques are “improper” and probably the hard way of doing everything. If you want to learn that, you are just as well to just pick up pens and brushes like I have and go to it.

Second. The mental process behind art is really all that is interesting to me. We all spent time in school listening to some teacher (ranging from dipshit to brilliant educator) tell you what the scholastic view of an art piece and what its meaning is. Being a creative person myself, I am betting most of that is bullshit and highly inaccurate. So I want to talk about what got me from a spark in my cerebral cortex to image on paper.

Which brings us to todays image. A t-shirt I designed named

“Midsommar Sacrifice”

Available at my Tee Public store in multiple colors.

Obviously this image is fan art, which is not something I do a ton of. The thing is though, after watching this movie I was overwhelmed with imagery and had to push some of it out of my head.

So when I got home, I broke out the colored pencils and did this sketch.

A sketch done immediately after watching Midsommar in a theatre.

I was already doing some shirt designs on Tee public, So I redid the image digitally, and put it out there. So far it has been my best selling design.

Since this bit of my whoring myself out involves fan art, I would be remiss if I did not link the film that inspired it.

So here is a link to Ari Aster and A24’s Midsommar.

If you like slow burn horror and movies that make you more than a little bit uncomfortable, you will love this one. It is beautifully shot, and well there has already been a ton written about it. But needless to say I am a fan (of the movie, writer, director, and production company- this is an A+ team).

Anyway that is all I have to say about this shirt design and the website today. Hopefully there will be some social media links added on here at some point.

Go create something!

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