“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
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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
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!
“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
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!
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 🙂
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 🙂
My entry “Jealousy” announced as one of the winners of the April “Street Art” competition by London Photo Festival – my thanks to everyone who voted for me! 🙂
“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?