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Hi, My name is Ben and I started designing t-shirts just for a bit of fun – to put caricatures of friend and family faces on t-shirts for a laugh. Anyway, I would use iron-on transfer paper and scissors to cut out my designs which was tricky and time consuming. So I research what it would take to design and print my own designs and ultimately decided it was too expensive.

Then I stumbled across Redbubble who said they’d handle all the printing shipping and handling, leaving me to do just what I wanted to do all along – the design and exercise my creativity.

So I designed myself a James Bond secret Service t-shirt, and when it arrived I was so impressed with the printing and quality I decided to stay and add some more designs…

  • Joined: June 2009

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Ozrik's Dragon

About 12 years ago I designed some characters for a college project called "Ozrik’s Dragon. It was part of an illustration and animation module where we had to create a 1 minute animation. My project evolved into into a kind of pitch to a television company for a new animation whereby I’d produce turnarounds and background information for all the characters plus a story arch and …
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Bond 50 - Facedot Black & White

Not so long ago, I read an article about the brain’s amazing capacity for recognizing faces with significantly reduced information which was demonstrated in 1973 by researchers Leon Harmon and Bela Julesz who produced their famous Lincoln Illusion. / I wanted to take this idea and blend it with the gun barrel sequence from the bond movies and try and give an animated feel to a static design. The …
Posted almost 2 years – 1 comments

Mockups

Well, this is taking a lot longer than I thought it would, and I have an idea for a different tee design that’s completely unrelated to flying mice that I want try – so I better get on and wrap this up. I’d planned to do a set of 3 illustrations (excluding the superman one) and I’ve done 2 out of 3. So at this stage I’m just trying to decide whether I should add some…
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Test Illustration - Superman

So, half the time, when I do an illustration, I get half way through and discover there’s a better way or quicker way of doing something which usually means starting again. So this time I thought I’d do a test illustration to iron out the technique I was going to use – It turns out that this was no use at all since just today i discovered a better way of doing drawing and colour…
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