Saturday, February 12, 2011

Houston hat continued

Beginning of the Houston skyline on my friend Jackson's hat. Trying to decide if I want to leave the bottom edge blurry like that or make it clean. 

Friday, February 11, 2011

what's in a name

I believe I have finally titled this blog and subsequently this company (O.o). I am going to call it Threebies. Why, you ask? (Or perhaps you didn't. But I'm going to tell you anyway.)

Well, a while back my friend was talking about starting a t-shirt line and I was just throwing around some ideas for girls' shirts that I wanted to make for it. I had a couple good ones, but the one that's stuck with me is just a simple tank top with three checked boxes on it, like a checklist. Next to the three boxes it will say: Booty, Beauty, Brains. (Actually it was originally Boobies Booty Brains, but I like this better.) I still really want to make the shirt, but the more I thought about it the more I liked the phrase itself as a slogan. So I decided to use it as the title of my company. 

Thus, Booty Beauty Brains = BBB = Three B's = Threebies.

A star is born.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

totoro hat

And thus, I have completed maybe my favorite hat so far. It's a size 7 3/8 New Era/Marvel Comics "The Hulk" hat, with my design based on the movie My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, and Disney. Anddd I think that is perhaps all I have to say about this one, besides of course that you should check out my flickr for more pictures and details. Enjoy y'all

Thursday, December 2, 2010

mas trabajo

So I spent a good three hours working on those same two hats today, the Totoro and Houston ones...mostly just lots of leeeettle tiny time-consuming background details, like cleaning up edges and making things blend better and shit. 

I did, however, entirely redo the background of the Totoro hat. The colors (a light pink-yellow-orange fade) actually came out perfectly, really pastel and almost buttery.

I also did the letters, which actually took over an hour in themselves -- first I had to paint the background color fade around them and then in all the crevices with a little bitty brush, and then go over each outline (which were originally embroidered in red thread) in a metallic gold Sharpie paint pen, and then touch up any mistakes in the white letters themselves with thatsame tiny paintbrush. Ayayay.

Here's a close-up of the letters...not a great pic (thanks Photobooth) but the fade around them came out very nicely. I was, however, hoping the paint pen would be a brighter, more yellowy gold -- anybody know of a better brand?

I'd really like to finish either this or the Houston one before winter break, but as of right now today is the only day I've allotted myself to not study or work on my many final papers, so we'll see if I have time. The Totoro design will be really cute.

So....esta todo! Buenas nochesss

EDIT: it just occurred to me that a lot of people actually don't know what/who Totoro is. I had to introduce him to my poor deprived roommates just this year. Totoro is a creature in the Hayao Miyazaki anime film My Neighbor Totoro...I suppose technically it's a kids' movie, but it's fantastic. Honestly the most comforting, content, zen piece of art I have ever had the pleasure of viewing. So here's Totoro, for those of you who don't know:

Nowww you understand. Exciting right? Yeahhh just WAIT.