Dded week 14 – Classic American Cars

Posted by April 5th, 2010 No Comments

I’m not really a big car guy, maybe because with the exception of hugely expensive sports cars like the Aston Marin DB9 most cars built in my life time have been ugly. Not only ugly but boring, especially American cars. But there was a time when American built cars were not dull. They might not all have been pretty but with all that chrome and big ‘ol fins hanging off the back they were anything but boring so for this weeks Dded I’ve done some simple vector versions 7 chrome covered American classics.

Dded week 12 – Retro future Tees

Posted by March 22nd, 2010 No Comments

This week I’ve done some quick ideas for some retro future t-shirts. Retro future is like old sci-fi or what people though the future (or now present) would be like, sort of like the Jetson’s. With these t-shirt designs I was going for the type of thing Jayne Cobb would wear if Firefly was a cartoon made in the early 60’s. If you don’t get that reference, you’re on the Internet – google it.

Like all Draw/Desgin everyday projects, I didn’t spend too much time on these, but I like some of them and will probably work on them some more

Dded week 9 – Pixel backgrounds

Posted by March 1st, 2010 No Comments

A few weeks ago I did some pixel art characters which was fun so this week I had a go at some 8 and 16 bit gaming inspired pixel backgrounds. All are on a 256×244 canvas, a couple of ’em don’t suck too hard.

haunted house




City skyline

Platform game

Back ally

Draw/Design everyday, Week 8 – Alien

Posted by February 22nd, 2010 No Comments

This week I’ve done a series of vector illustrations of a little grey alien guy. All started as a rough sketch either on paper or in Photoshop. Sketches were then imported into Illustrator and traced with either my own custom art brushes (the ray gun guy) or with a round brush with thickness controlled with pen pressure. Colours were quickly chucked in with the live paint tool. Some of these turned out OK so I might work on a few a bit more since they are all still quite rough.

Draw/Design everyday, Week 7 – Illustrator tyre track brushes – Free download

Posted by February 15th, 2010 36 Comments

This weeks project started a little over a year ago when I made a custom tyre track pattern brush for the art work on the packaging of a GPS product. At the time I thought it might be cool to do a whole set of them and now I have. I’ve also included the original brush in the set you can download and use for what ever you want bellow.

click here to download brush set


  1. Unzip the file
  2. Copy file into your Adobe Illustrator/Presets/Brushes folder
  3. If Illustrator is open you will need to close it and restart the application.