The Owlsome Crew hired new members!

So you know how like to gather up mindless surprised curious owls in a bunch and call them a “crew” or “buddies”. The creation of this latest version took a little more than I expected, because, well, it did!

I wanted something different, something a little diverse in this set, because everyone seems to dig my owl collection, so I wanted to offer something more versatile to every customer.

Just in case, I’ll add the former ‘original’ set of the crew, so you can see the difference for yourself.

Enjoy!!

Tipi kayik, saskin, merakli ve bisssuru baykusu bir araya toplayip onlara “ekip” demeyi ne kadar cok sevdigimi biliyorsunuz. O yuzdendir ki, “owlsome crew”un bu son versiyonunun yaratim sureci tahminimden biraz daha uzun gecti. Cunku.. cunku, iste!

Daha farkli, daha baska yerlere bakislar atan, garip baykuslar istedim bu sefer. Herkes bu baykus ekibini cok seviyor olmali ki, musterilere daha degisik bir seyler sunmak istedim.

Nolur noolmaz, ben yine de ‘orjinal’ ekibi de ekleyeyim, farkliliklari kendiniz kesfedin!

Begendiklerinizi yorumlarda belirtin (:

 

First off, some warm up sketches:

Oncelikle, isinma turlari:

“The Owlsome Crew” owl illustrations in mutli color designed and sketched by equin-co designs. Photographed using negative filter.

 

Close up from “The owlsome crew” two owls- sketched and colored then filtered by photo filter by equin-co designs.

 

NOW COMES THE T-SHIRTS 🙂 🙂

 

 

 

“The owlsome buddies” owl illustrations designed and hand painted by equin-co™ designs.
“The owlsome crew” owl illustrations and hand-painting by equin-co™designs.
“The owlsome crew” owl illustrations and hand-painting by equin-co™designs.
“The owlsome crew” owl illustrations and hand-painting by equin-co™designs.

You think you are Special?

"you think you are Special?" hand lettering in color

Although this might come off as “so you think you’re something, huh?” it actually is not. It’s merely a poking question where I am intentionally asking if you think you are special.

I always thought anyone is special, in their own way.

I mean, someone may have talent in music, some in painting, some in maths, and some in people skills. Some even may not know it until they are grown up, but one must never lose faith and hope in means of discovering their own spark.

I studied Advertising and PR in university, but I always dreamed of designing and drawing and creating stuff. Whether you are a curator or a collaborator or the artist himself, It’s so important to “create” something in a world where nearly all people consume and drain all resources.

Not that I don’t do it from time to time 🙂

Anyway, this piece goes for everyone who may or may not think they are special, because I know you are!

happy weeks! xx

 

 

Owl is funny… So is my sketch.

Ok, remember the time where I had an epic fail trying to draw neat lines with a marker -without a pencil outline-and that “sketch” turned into a marker drawing?

This is the very place where I had a relatively post success regarding the creation of this cute little bastard.

Enjoy!

Owl sketch in red marker - All rights saved

 

B&W filtered
negative filtered owl sketch

I personally find this “Week” very happy and energizing! I quoted week, because it is too early to evaluate since it’s only monday!!

Even though I am pretty busy at work and my best couple friends are getting married this weekend, and I am the maid of honor (which means a huugue load more work!) I feel euphoric 🙂

Hope everyone has had a nice start off to the week.

Cheers!-

Behind the Scenes, the Making Process!

I had this documenting-my-work-as-I-go thought in my mind for a while, but with this specific order I got from a collage friend, (who is very picky on things and likes them neat!) I decided to photograph my very basic steps.

The very first step to creation is- of course- come up with a design. I chill for a little bit, lounge, browse the web, listen to music, I don’t know, I do something that  would alert my insides to sketch something.

After that part has come, I SKETCH! Doodle, play around, make variations of stuff what I like best, and what I assume the client would like best.

Then comes the application part. First I draw with a pencil. Because when I make mistakes, I can easily erase them. I align the design, set the size and draw!

design close up

After I manage to get through the pile of markers and tubes of paint and tons of sketch papers, I see my beautiful t-shirt between the clouds :p

I decide the colors, as in the sketch something may look good, but on the actual t-shirt, it is a whole new story. With white, i can guesstimate close enough, but especially with darker fabrics, I improvise, umm, almost always!

Besides, the textile paint comes in variations (glitter, metallic) of textures which is hard to mimic on sketch version. So basically, once I have the design idea, I play as I go. 🙂

application of the final design

So you can see I already took a tube of red paint and started applying the design! This part is both fun and scary, because I don’t want to mess up big time with textile paint. I mean, If I do something tiny I can save it right away when it’s wet, but major screw ups are a No-no !

And the FINALE !

"Ray of Light" lettering in red, glitter and metallic painted on white cotton tshirt
"Ray of Light" close up lettering in red, glitter and metallic paint on white cotton t-shirt

Hope she appreciates the fact that I documented my steps and creation process for the Upcoming Madonna concert in Turkey this June.

I will do more Madonna T-shirts posts in the coming days!

Cheers,

xx

I love shirts with writings!

Image

I really do. 

I was working on an order, but having a “designer’s block” (hah! I laugh at myself as I write this, but hey) so I decided to do some rough drafts. I had a long tunic tshirt laying around, kinda like loungewear, you know. I don’t really wear it to sleep, but I don’t wear it outside either. (well, save for running errands maybe) 

After I unnecessarily elaborate the piece of fabric to you guys, I drew my design on! This is a permanent textile marker, not the 3D velvety paints I usually use. I don’t like to spend those precious paint on rough drafts, but I don’t like the look of textile marker very much either. But this one turned out pretty good. Maybe it’s the color of the marker, the texture of the shirt, or the stars were aligned, who knows?

Anyhow, here you go!

Love, 

xxx