Saturday, January 7, 2012

Cool Vintage Text Effect.

Stumbled across this tutorial a while back and just found the bookmark for it. Thought I'd share it. Check it out and let me know what you think of it.

Create Detailed Vintage Typography with Illustrator and Photoshop

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Gold Glitter Monograms

Newest set of monogrammed items. A fun gold glittery text design. Available on over 30 different gift items. Here is how it looks on a mug:


Monday, October 31, 2011

Jaws Fractal art

Sun Child iPhone 4 case.

Deep Blue Something iPad Case

Why I post my designs...

Although it may seem that I am just promoting myself by repeatedly posting my designs here, that isn't the only reason I post them. I just wanted to let you all know what those other reasons are.

First, I want my readers to see them and take inspiration from them for their own art work. Sometimes it's hard to keep motivated and find new ideas to create designs. I have that same problem as I'm sure many of you do too. One way I get out of that slump is to take a look at other designs and let them inspire me. DO NOT COPY!! I never look at a design and decide to copy it. Instead, I decide how I would make it and see if I can uncover new techniques that I may not have used before or ones that have been forgotten.

Second, there are many affiliate marketers out there that are looking for new items to promote. If I get noticed by one skilled marketer or successful blogger, that could lead to terrific sales for my and more exposure. If they like my design and decide they can make money telling people about it, I am always thankful. To get noticed, I have to get the word our there and this blog is one way I do that.

Last, it keeps me on my toes and makes me feel more like I must create something new on a regular basis. If I don't keep posting new content, I'll never be able to build a base of followers. Without followers, a blog is just a waste of time and consistent new material and quality information is the best way to bring people here.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Exterra Fractal...New Alien Life from.

Playing around with Apophysis, I made this and though it kinda looked like an extraterrestrial life from of some kind. You can check it out on Zazzle on a large number of items ranging from posters to postcards and even iPod and iPad covers.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Let's try this again...or not.

Well I had tried to post 100 new business card designs in 100 days, but life got seriously in the way. I fell short, by a HUGE margin actually. I'm not going to get into the details on here, but life happens and that's just something we all have to deal with at time.

One that that has happened that I'll share is that I moved. Yes, I actually sold nearly everything I own and I relocated because where I was living was just terrible for my health (asthma and agriculture and harsh winters are a dangerous combination). I know it was for the best, but it has seriously set me back for now.

Now that I am getting settled in, I have to send in my computer to have it fixed. At least it is under warranty, but it's still another set back. I have a few new designs that I have done recently that I'll be posting before I am offline for a while. Here is one now...

Abstract Artistic Business Card profilecard

and another...

Artistic Fractal Business Card profilecard

Both are available in a few different colors. Check out my store, Archetypus Business to see them and many other great business card designs. Thanks for reading.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Cosmic Clutter

This fractal, titled "Cosmic Clutter", features an a random design of various abstract spheres, like planets, and clouds, like nebulae, all converging in outer space.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Kinda on a Swirl kick - Serene

Lately I've been on a bit of a spiral kick. Most of my designs seem to have a spiralling shape in one way or another. Thos one, with its various shades of blue and white, just seemeld like a very calming serene image.