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
Hey, look at that! Another new shirt already! We are 3 months in to 2020 and I’m still on pace for my goal of 6 new shirts this year, so that’s good. I turned this one around relatively quickly (for me), but then again, it’s not a super complex image. Then again this is me we’re talking about, and I could very easily have spent another several weeks spinning my wheels, noodling around on details and variations and second guessing myself and never being ready to call this one “done”. I have found that generally I need to force myself
A bit longer in the making than I intended, but my first shirt offering of 2020 is finally done and available over at my Etsy store, Plunger Monkey Designs!
This started as a potential embroidered patch design for a karate friend’s bike club, but we went with a different image. I liked the sketch enough, and I had thought about a samurai helmet design before, that I turned it into a shirt (and potential sticker). This is another “theme” image, I have several other ideas to turn this into a
It’s New Shirt Friday time! As promised, here’s the much anticipated (well, not really) 10 Things shirt!
I wish I could say I came up with this design idea myself, but it was my middle son that inspired this. I was going through a gazillion variations for a 10 Things shirt when my son peered over my shoulder at my iPad and said “Oh, I thought you were going to do each page in a grid”, similar to the Faces/Emotions of Vader (or Chewbacca) shirts (I have them both). It’s brilliant.
You know, I should have titled all these weekly posts as New Shirt Friday: (insert appropriate and/or witty subtitle). Oh well.
Anytacos, it’s New Shirt Friday again!
I like the badge/stamp motif. I came up with several variations of this particular design (not uncommon for me) and struggled to chose one to go with. The others will likely get a few tweaks and be available at some point. Maybe I’ll do a new 100% Plunger Monkey Approved shirt every year or something. It’s a simple, clean design and I like it. I had wanted
It’s later than I’d like, but it’s still New Shirt Friday! Despite the kids being home for April vacation this week, I’m still hitting my weekly goal, which feels good. I spent a lot of time this week tinkering with a whole variety of different shirt ideas in between life and parenting interruptions. I was mostly done with this week’s shirt design earlier in the week, but I made a few tweaks all the way up until listing it moments ago (partially because I forgot to do a few steps). After working on the image intently for a few days,
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
Hey. How’s it goin’? It’s been awhile.
However, I have been keeping rather busy. Aside from all the standard life and scout related obligations, I spent the bulk of the first 3 months of 2019 (how the heck has it already been 3 months?!) finally trying to tackle some big goals that I’ve been avoiding, tasks that I have been referring to as “braining” (business stuff), as opposed to “Braining” (being creative and manifesting all these things running around my skull). I don’t try to hide the fact that the financial, administrative, and business aspects of being an artist are not
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