Another year, another…something? As cliched as it is to say, I’m baffled that another year has slipped by. On the one hand, it’s great we all made it through to be reading (or writing in my case) this here blog post. On the other hand…where did the time go? I don’t often think about how old I am, and the fact that I keep getting older (though I do think about other people getting older, strangely), but more and more these days I am aware of my age and just how many things I still haven’t managed to accomplish. It’s very
Well, here we are in May (?!), and I’m finally getting around to releasing a new shirt (and if you want to skip my rambling and go straight to decorating your torso, and you missed the other links, you can go get yourself the new PMD Wars shirt here). This one was almost ready to go, much like the Blade of the Monkey shirt from the end of 2020, but I got hung up on the final look. I’m still not 100% sure (not that I ever am about anything) that this one is “done”, it’s one of those that
Four weeks into 2021, four new blog posts?! Yeah, I don’t know what’s up with that. I can tell you right now I already don’t have a plan for next week, so my streak likely ends right here. It was good while it lasted, at least, though, right?
These posts also have been taking a considerable amount of time between editing/prepping files to upload, captioning them, waiting for sluggish load times, and getting into fights with technology in general. I have spent four hours so far (as of…this word) putting this all together, which is fine. I still count it as
Look! A consistent posting pattern! How long will it last?
I can’t answer that, so enjoy it while it lasts.
In case the title wasn’t obvious enough, I’ve decided Friday is going to be New Shirt Friday. At least until I make it through the various new shirt ideas I’ve got. This week’s offering targets a particular nitch. Well, I guess you could say all my shirts target specific nitches of one kind or another (like fans of monkeys with plungers on their heads. That’s pretty specific). I am a self-proclaimed metal head. I’m not a die-hard concert goer (because people. I’ve
Hey! Look at that! Another new shirt design available at the Plunger Monkey Designs Etsy store! And you can get it in PURPLE!
I originally drew this image in black and white as a “shout out” to my youngest son in his elementary school year book. Plunger Monkey’s sign originally said something specific to him and moving on to fifth grade, which obviously needed to change when I decided to color this and make it a shirt. I went with “get on your cats and ride!” as a bit of a nod to
This really ought to be broken up into several different posts, but I know the way my life works and I’m already a solid month behind when some of these updates should have been made to be even remotely timely. So, you’re going to deal with a monster update and like it!
Where to start? Well, as happens to many, life got very busy the closer we got to the end of December. I stayed busy with some studio projects, but many of them were gift related so I had to keep quiet about them. At this point, I’m a little
I’ve been absent from the blog for a while, but that’s pretty normal these days. However, I’ve still been getting in the studio, but this last week has been particularly unusual.
I think I’m viral.
No! Wait! Don’t leave! I’m not contagious!
You see, on November 29th, while I was sitting on the couch eating breakfast (yes, I eat on the couch and not at a table, I’m a heathen), my wife walked in from her office and glanced out the window towards the back yard. She saw a bobcat sneaking around. We watched him for a while, and I even managed to
Well, it’s a few weeks late, but I finally pulled off the next phase of my wife’s birthday giftage: custom shirts depicting the dragons I draw for her birthday. I attempted yet another new process, and I had to hide my work from her again, and life was getting in the way, but, I got it done. Right now, her shirts are the only ones. If there’s enough interest or encouragement, I may release them to the public at large as their own line of shirts: Lee’s Dragons.
Anyway, about that new process. I uploaded all the layered PSD files of
Well, it’s not Monday, but I’m finally getting around to this here blog post in conjunction with the next shirt available for purchase. I made a bunch of little tweaks to this one, which started out looking like this:
This is the Multi Purpose Novelty Squid. I was fairly happy with this rendering back when I made it, and it holds up reasonably well to me now. I never really liked the text, though, and overall it just seemed to be missing something.
Here’s the updated version:
Wow, four weeks, four shirts posted to my Etsy shop! So far, I’m sticking to alternating between a PMD related shirt and some of my other designs, we’ll see how long that holds up, especially as I get through the existing designs and start generating new stuff. I actually didn’t tweak this week’s design at all. It’s a simple, bold, graphic image that I am still fairly happy with, so I decided not to muck with it.
Here’s what I had to say about this image in the Etsy posting: This image is