You probably heard that you should choose a niche for your store and that all your designs in that store should be thematically consistent. If you want to make designs with a completely different topic or style, then you should create a new store for them. When customers visit your store or see your logo, […]
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We all get sad, we all have doubts, we are demotivated, confused. But we don’t necessarily want to wear it on our t-shirts for all the world to see. That would be like telling everyone you meet that you are depressed or endlessly complaining about your life. But if you can make a bad situation […]
Before the pandemic there used to be parties and gatherings. It’s not like I miss them because I didn’t really use to go to that many. I like spending time alone, in my apartment, working on things and drawing. So I didn’t go out often, but every now and then I went to meet my […]
Recently Threadless added one of my designs to their store. I wrote about that here. Now, Threadless selected another one of my designs: It’s a cat that has no motivation to get up. So, it’s relatable. It has already been for sale in my Artist Shop. Threadless adding it to their own store means that […]
When my “Not Today” design suddenly got so popular, I created more cat designs, like this one here: Cat designs are popular because a lot of people love cats. But it’s not enough to just draw a cat, you need to add something relatable to a design. I always try to think of a story […]
I was thinking that you have to reject what others want from you and do your own thing.
This is a simple trick to have a few more sales. Maybe you know it, but frankly, this trick hasn’t occurred to me until after a few years of designing t-shirts. I’m going to write it down here, in case there’s someone else who hasn’t thought of it. Some people really don’t want to buy […]
One of my designs has been added to the Threadless store. Yay! I received an email a few hours ago. Now, what exactly does it mean that a design is added to the Threadless store? First, what you need to know is that there are two ways to sell designs on Threadless: One way is […]
This is my Galaxy design: Someone asked me about this design: how it’s made, why it looks kind of ‘silver’. So I am sharing it here in case you find it interesting too. This is a close up: And even more close up: As you can see, it’s painted with the most basic hard pencil […]
I think it might be interesting to share how much each of my designs has earned. For today I have selected “Zen Maze”. “Zen Maze” is a moderately successful design, which means the sales are somewhat in the middle among my designs. Sales Stats Average Montly Earnings: $58 Total Earned: $755 How long did it […]
I could not get the cat’s butt shape just right.
Write down everything. You never know what might come in useful later. And if it’s funny put it on a t-shirt.
I just stumbled on a 6 years old thread on the Threadless forum: Top 20 best selling designs. And if you scroll down the thread, you will see another slightly newer list of designs. This one caught my eye: It makes me want to paint something colorful too. But what surprised me most is that […]
Today I wanted to show you the most popular design that I ever made. Here it is: I don’t know how many designs I’ve made in my life – a few hundred probably. This remains my best selling one. Doesn’t look like much, does it? It’s really quite simple. My friends don’t believe me when […]
This text is not about dogs. When I first started drawing things and selling them on t-shirts and such, I spent way too much time endlessly improving my complicated designs. And then after maybe a week of work I would have one finished design and I would submit it to various websites. And it would […]
T-shirt designs are sort of like cartoons. Everything is more inspiring when said by animals. Before I created this blog I’ve read a lot of articles that tried to motivate me to — start now! I still procrastinated but I am glad I did finally start writing. If you have a project that is on […]
When I opened one of my stores a few years ago I planned to draw little foxes and put them on t-shirts and tote bags. It was supposed to be dark and weird art, the foxes would all be alone in forests and caves, at night. And it would be winter. I named the store: […]
This is a very fun representation of how small our planet is compared to other known objects in space. You can move left and right and I dare you not to be amazed: As an artist, I am often asked how I find ideas for what to draw. The answer is that I draw what […]
How skilled a designer do you have to be to make a drawing and sell it on a t-shirt? Have a look at this ridiculous design that I made a few weeks ago: The idea is key. I thought about a sly cat and drew the simplest version that I could think of: I used […]