Author Archives: bash

Prologue

“Prologue” – start (“Prologue”) of the Tour de France in a very wet Utrecht, Netherlands; for added effect made monochrome except for the rider (a new technique for me and a lot of fun) – awarded Special Merit in the Light Space & Time “10th Anniversary” competition July 2020

Leaf Bones

My entry “Leaf Bones” – a leaf skeleton that set against a blue fabric background almost looks like a piece of fine gold jewellery – one of the finalists through to the voting stage of the London Photo Festival July “Macro” competition

POD2K

2,000th sale on POD yesterday, a Triumph TR4 on a T-shirt 🙂

Almost exactly a year ago I was celebrating my 50th sale – come a long way since then, and it’s a fun ride making these designs. Most of my sales are on T-shirts with a variety of other products including hoodies, sweatshirts, blankets, cushions, masks, posters, cases, mugs, stickers and greeting cards.

Fascinating to see my designs on different products and I am still thrilled by every sale – as always my thanks to everyone who has made a purchase and I hope you enjoy them!

Primary Colors

“Stripes” – light and shadow falling across a louvre door, rotated, inverted (negative image) and colour filled with red, blue, yellow and white – awarded Honorable Mention (top 15) in the Light Space & Time July 2020 competition “Primary Colors” photography and digital category

One Year On

Last year I made my first Print-On-Demand sale of a classic car outline drawing on a T-shirt, a Hillman Imp (first car I ever owned) – 12 months and 265 vehicle designs later I’ve just made my 1,750th sale, appropriately enough a different model of Hillman Imp 🙂

As ever my thanks to everyone who has parted with their cash in exchange for one of my designs, I hope you enjoy them!

Masks

On March 13 someone posted a spoof product page to one of the POD forums showing masks for sale with various designs printed on them, and the comment “what POD will look like a few weeks from now”. It received much amused reaction.

Of course it came true… both Redbubble and Teepublic now include masks in their portfolios. I wasn’t sure my car outlines would go that well on masks but most have shapes that fit the format, and I’ve sold quite a few including several “sets” (black-on-white and white-on-black in the same order).

Most recent sales a Triumph TR6, Triumph Dolomite and a Rover P5 T and mask combo 🙂

Lockdown Art

So my grand plan for this year was to visit as many classic car and truck shows as I could for inspiration and material to make more line drawings of vintage vehicles. It was a good plan…

Since all the shows have now been cancelled, I’ve been looking at objects on my daily walk for anything I can use to create abstract images as a basis for POD products. A surprisingly rich source of complex patterns and textures is to be found on drain covers! With a little tweaking – usually starting with inversion (negative image) – the results can be quite pleasing 🙂

Above the original images, post editing and what one of them looks like on a selection of POD products in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic, Redbubble and Society6

Street Art

“Jealousy” has been shortlisted to the voting stage of the London Photo Festival April “Street Art” competition – not having thousands of Facebook followers to lean on for votes (and even if I did, I wouldn’t) I don’t have high hopes, but it’s nice to be selected 🙂

I spotted this when I was out for a walk in my local area. Spray painted on the end wall of a row of houses, clearly using a stencil in best “Banksy” style, I find it intriguing how a previous iteration appears to have been covered up, or is it perhaps part of the design?