When I draw something I never know if people are going to like it. There were designs that I thought were going to be popular and weren’t. And designs that I didn’t think were going to sell well but they surprised me.
My “Dark Woods” design is sort of in the middle. It’s just reached $400 in total earnings. So maybe it’s not a huge success. But it’s passive income — this design will continue to earn a small amount every month.
I’ve said it before — you never know how your design is going to be received. Don’t second guess yourself, publish all your designs, and let people decide if they like them.
A few days ago I shared my Forest Person design:
This is a black design on a grey background. But not everyone likes wearing light t-shirts. So I always try to invert colors and upload the design again, this time as a white design on a black background. However, when I inverted the colors, the design didn’t look so good:
It sort of looks like a white blob. I decided to paint the design again so it would look better on darker colors. Here’s the new version:
This design was made with reMarkable 2, which I love. Here’s an affiliate link so you can get $40 off.
I bought reMarkable — it’s a tablet for taking handwritten notes and sketching. I’ve only had it for two days so far, so it’s too early to write a review, but I will write one soon. (Edit: My reMarkable 2 Review)
I bought it because I want to sketch more and turn my sketches into designs for apparel. I draw a lot on paper but it’s tiresome having to take a photo, clean it up, and then publish. And if you draw with a pen you can’t really fix anything when you mess up. reMarkable makes the whole process easier and faster — I just draw, erase mistakes without a problem, and export the file. Then I have to remove the background in Photoshop, though I hope I will find a way to automate it.
Here’s my first sketch made with reMarkable:
I already published in on Threadless: