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still seeing things.

A few years ago I wrote a post about how I see characters emerge when I stare at patterns. Here is another example, this time from a carpet I was looking at. Why I am staring at the floor so much is probably a story for another day.

Working on this illustration, I wanted to show the character escaping from something that was ruining their environment. Upon completing it, I think it also could represent someone overcoming addiction to alcohol.

carpet pattern.

carpet pattern.

character sketch.

character sketch.

finished illustration,  breaking free .

finished illustration, breaking free.

recycling.

While I am a big recycler, this blog is in reference to my art. I recently created two new t-shirts, that are available here. But both recycle art from years ago. I guess it speaks to my love of the art and that I want to see it live on.

t-shirts.

I created the tadpole art back around 2005 and since then it has shown up several times. They have been in both Dragon Kid illustrations and in my book, the Boy with the Big, Blue Hair.

tadpole bag.

tadpole bag.

tadpole tee.

tadpole tee.

tadpole cereal box.

tadpole cereal box.

The Star Girl art was created by my Uncle Nick, back in the 1960s or 70s. I have always loved it and turned the pencil sketch into vector art for the shirt. It felt nice to be able to collaborate with him on this.

Original sketch by Nick Censullo.

Original sketch by Nick Censullo.