Drew it on my iPad Pro using Autodesk Sketchbook app
1. Isopod Face-Masks for sale!
A woodlouse is a crustacean from the monophyletic suborder Oniscidea within the order Isopoda. Also known as “Pill Bugs” or “Roly-Poly Bugs”! Get the Isopod Face-Mask today!
A trio of isopods inspecting a bag of chips! It’s a pretty common occurrence. Now you can have them on a T-Shirt with the Isopods & Chips T-Shirt
Isopods! Scuttling along in your garden, or maybe even straight into your heart (metaphorically)! Display your appreciation for these little detritivores with the Isopods & Plants Face-Mask
Other Common names for “woodlice” include:
“billy baker” (South Somerset)
“boat-builder” (Newfoundland, Canada)
“butcher boy” or “butchy boy” (Australia, mostly around Melbourne
“carpenter” or “cafner” (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
“carpet shrimp” (Ryedale)
“cheeselog” (Reading, England)
“cheesy bobs” (Guildford, England)
“cheesy bug” (North West Kent, England)
“chiggy pig” (Devon, England)
“chucky pig” (Devon, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, England)
“chuggy peg” (North Devon)
“crawley baker” (Dorset)
“daddy grampher” (North Somerset)
“damp beetle” (North East England)
“dandy postman” (Essex and East London)
“doodlebug” (also used for the larva of an antlion)
“gramersow” (Cornwall, England)
“granny grey” (South Wales)
“horton bug” (Deal, Kent, England)
“menace” (Plymouth, Devon)
“monkey-peas” (Kent, England)
“monk’s louse” (transl. “munkelus”, Norway)
“parson’s pig” (Isle of Man)
“pea bug” or “peasie-bug” (Kent, England)
“pill bug” (usually applied only to the genus Armadillidium)
“roll up bug”
“rosary bug” (Turkey)
“slater” (Scotland, Northern Ireland, New Zealand and Australia)
“wood bug” (British Columbia, Canada)
Drawn on my iPad Pro in Autodesk Sketchbook, edited in GIMP then converted into vector image in Inkscape
T-Shirt for sale on my TeeSpring store!
I drew this because I love isopods, and saw that there was some sort of meme about them -> https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/isopods I don’t really understand the meme – I don’t know my memes in general, but isopods are cute and its nice to see them go viral or mainstream-meme-y or whatever <3
Below is a link to my TeeSpring store, where this little guy can be put on a tank top (or other items if you want, let me know)
Back around 2015, I decided to handcraft a puppet out of everyday materials.
I decided to make character that’s an “All-Seeing Eye” that never notices anything. He’s always tired and uninterested in regular society, let alone the secret ones.
I had this plastic bulb from a nightlight and I took apart one of those clamping loose tea leaf holders (I took the ball part off).
I attached the bulb and the tea holder together with all-purpose wire and on each side of the tea holder I attached “eyelids” made of a cut up yoga mat and more wire. So now, when the tea holder is squeezed, instead of opening a tea ball infuser, the puppet can open and close its eyes.
The yellow buttons give the eyelid wires stability.
I glued a googly eye on the light for a pupil and beads and felt for the iris. It’s just an led inside a plastic bulb from the dollar store for the eye itself.
For the body, I “sewed” together a cut up yoga mat with wire
I was watching “The Dark Crystal”, since I was making a puppet, I thought it would be fitting!
I made the general pyramid shape and inserted the eye
For the “skin” and mouth parts, I bought cheap socks and blankets that felt soft and were colors I liked.
The puppet from the bottom. I can stick my arm in there to move the eyelids, and the mouth.
I cut a slit for the mouth and created a sock-tongue
Finally, I wrapped and glued his skin on, and gave him some folds and wrinkles for aesthetics and personality.
Here he is in action!
And that was how I made a hand puppet out of household materials.
I made this several years ago for some reason.
I had it designed on a sweater over at my TeeSpring store. $1 of every purchase goes to the Human Fund.
This design is inspired by Unsolved Mysteries such as “Where did I put my keys…I just had them in my pocket!?” and “Who shaved a small crop circle into my pet’s fur?”…
Update : It was a tiny UFO! Mystery solved! He can be yours too, with the Cute Pocket UFO T-Shirt
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A Macaron meets a Macaroon, and a Macaroni shows up! Avoid the confusion once and for all with the Macaron, Macaroon, Macaroni T-Shirt
Lumi the All-Seeing Eye who never pays attention, is usually sleeping and doesn’t care about your conspiracy theories. I made him.
Click below to spawn a Lumi(doesn’t work on mobile idk why but oh well)
The Tullimonstrum AKA “Tully Monster” is an extinct genus of soft-bodied…animal of some kind. They had long proboscises that they used as “nature’s selfie-stick” (of course – this was 100% verified by fossil records and such). Too bad they couldn’t stick around. Truly a creature ahead of it’s time…just like it’s mouth-arm was ahead of the rest of it’s body.
T-shirt logo design (without text). The background is an image of a painting I made. The tully monsters were Doodled in Autodesk Sketchbook, and edited in Inkscape (vectored), then edited in GIMP (colors and lighting, effects).
Alternate design for T-Shirt – Doodled in Autodesk Sketchbook, and edited in Inkscape (vectored), then edited in GIMP (colors and lighting, effects)
I am testing out selling designs on both Teespring and Teepublic to see which has more success and which is better for me overall. Both are linked below.
Cute leggy cryptids
drawn with autodesk sketchbook & gimp
T-Shirt Available -> Fresno Nightcrawlers Tee
I made some Kuriboh fan art just because.
One bustling Friday evening, in an empty office building, before the computers go to sleep…
A lil’ sandworm I illustrated to fit on a cloth mask! The masks can be purchased on my Teespring store!
Here are some thoughts after reading The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel.
♫ ♪ ♪ Moth-a-man…moth-a-man
sometimes ‘e can ♫ ♪
♪ make lots o’ dust
but it’s he – you surely trust ♪
♫ ♪ ♪ WATCH OUT! wing-flappin Mothman ♫ ♪ ♪
♪ So what’s he do?
see for yourself ♪
♫ he’ll knock your lamp
right off your shelf ♫
♪ Can he fly high as a jet?
I’d really like to say you bet ♪
♫ ♪ ♪ WHOA THERE! A big ol’ guy – Mothmaaan ♫ ♪ ♪
♫ ♪ ♪♫ ♪ ♪ On a dark august niiiight
there’s lots on his plate ♫ ♪ ♪
♫ ♪ ♪ and hes drawn to the liiight
so that crime-fight’ll hafta wait ♫ ♪ ♪
♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ Mothman… ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪
♫ ♪ ♪ sometimes he nearly caaan! ♫ ♪ ♪
♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ Mothman… ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪
♫ ♪ ♪ sometimes he nearly caaan! ♫ ♪ ♪
Lately I’ve been obsessed with the Nintendo Switch game Enter the Gungeon (also on PC). I wanted to hand craft a Baby Good Mimic – an item from the game that follows the player around like a familiar, helping to attack enemies and being generally adorable.
For the base, I used a small wooden chest I bought from the arts & crafts section of the dollar store. For his rounded top, I glued thick cardboard to the chest (since the shape of the chest was originally just a basic rectangle). I was going to paint it, but decided to make a fuzzy Baby Good Mimic instead.
I used “fur” that I bought in the form of inexpensive blankets that were purchased with the intention to cut them up for making plushies. His eyes are made of felt.
I decided to give him a tongue, even though in the game I’m not entirely sure about his tongue situation. When he chomps around enemies sometimes it looks like he does have one. Also his adult (“not good”) counterparts DO have tongues. The tongue is also made of soft, plush throw blanket material.
This Baby Good Mimic chest is a prototype, and I liked how it turned out – still being a usable little chest, but also having the cute fuzziness of a plushie.
His clasp is a simple metal one that the wooden chest came with, and he doesn’t have a lock on him, therefore he cannot keep secrets. He’ll blurt them out like it’s
nobody’s everybody’s business.
I don’t know what I’ll keep inside him (other than his own tongue). He’ll probably be used to nip at any enemies in my living room, dealing a small amount of damage.
Hopefully he grows up well and makes good life decisions.
Digital painting made in Gimp
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Digital painting made in Gimp
I made this spider plushie based on one of my beloved pet tarantulas. I decided to hide two spools of thread inside compartments in the abdomen, so you can pull the thread out through the spider’s spinnerets!
She has a wire skeleton (she should really have an exoskeleton :p) and she’s filled with polyester pillow stuffing. Her skin is mainly fur from a throw blanket and her eyes are pom poms.
Here she is reading a book about spiders (what else?)
Arachnida is a class of arthropods (within the subphylum Chelicerata) that includes spiders, scorpions and the handful of remaining lesser-known orders that are unique and underappreciated.
The order Solifugae (depicted here eating a slice of pizza) is one of my personal favourite Arachnid orders. Spiders will always be my #1, but Solpugids will always hold a special place in my heart with their prickly nubs and beady little eyes.
Solpugids are also known as :
- Camel Spiders
- Wind Scorpions
- Sun Spiders
- False Spiders
- Roman Spiders
- Children of the Earth
- Eyambulohungi (the one who breaks the meeting up)
- Otjibiryanguari (moving without purpose)
- Vet vretters (fat eaters)
- Jagspinnekoppe (chasing spiders)
- Walzenspinnen (road rollers)
- Haarskeerders (hair cutters)
- “The Kalahari Ferrari”
Arachnologist Dr. Paula Cushing’s “The Truth About Camel Spiders” not only enlightened me about the many cheeky aliases of the elusive arachnids, but it proved to be a thoroughly fascinating in-depth lecture on these curious little crawlies that deserve some positive attention (for once!).
I drew this steampunk tardigrade for somebody on reddit who wanted a tattoo of a steampunk tardigrade. I never found out if they actually used the design. I’m not sure how it would work as a tattoo, but I came across it in a folder and figured I’d post it to my portfolio. I like how it turned out as a drawing and an example of something I made from someone’s request instead of my own ideas and subject matter.