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“Forest Fire" by HybridVigour
Here’s one forest fire that we hope Smokey Bear does approve of, as no trees or wildlife were harmed in the making of this design. We asked HybridVigour what his favorite part of this tee was, and this is what he had to say:
“I think my favourite thing about this design is it’s quietness. It doesn’t scream for attention, but (I hope) the concept still comes through loud and clear.”
Check out the rest of this week’s new tees!

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Forest Fire" by HybridVigour

Here’s one forest fire that we hope Smokey Bear does approve of, as no trees or wildlife were harmed in the making of this design. We asked HybridVigour what his favorite part of this tee was, and this is what he had to say:

“I think my favourite thing about this design is it’s quietness. It doesn’t scream for attention, but (I hope) the concept still comes through loud and clear.”

Check out the rest of this week’s new tees!

HYDRO ILLUSTRATION | Process & Composition

I’ve been commissioned to illustrate a piece of local architecture, the St. Anne’s Hydropathic Centre & Turkish Baths.

The facility is now completely in ruins, but during its heyday in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, its celebrated “water cure” for muscular and bronchial illnesses—not to mention the luxurious premises themselves—were quite the draw for those who could afford such things! The facility boasted 80 bedrooms, and even had its own on-site farm and fish hatchery.

This post shows the process behind the sketch for the final piece, using some photo reference to work out the composition and values. The focus of the image will be the iconic clock tower, the shell of which actually survived up until a few years ago, when it had to be demolished for safety reasons.

The next step will be to try out a few different colour schemes, and from there proceed to the final (digital) painting which will be printed onto canvas.

Exciting Trivia: The Hydro (as it is known locally) was situated literally a stone’s throw from where I grew up, and I definitely remember crawling through the ruins back in the day, well before I knew what an immense and prestigious establishment it once was.

THE VIEW FROM THE WATCHTOWER 
Poster for an upcoming Cork Skeptics talk, which will feature a former Jehovah’s Witness talking about his experiences as an adherent.
The Watchtower is the name of the denomination’s monthly magazine publication, which apparently is the most widely-circulated magazine in the world.
A core tenet of their belief system is that Armageddon is imminent, and only witnesses will be saved. With this in mind, I tried to give the poster a slightly sinister and apocalyptic feel, using the imagery of two witnesses silhouetted in a door frame.

THE VIEW FROM THE WATCHTOWER

Poster for an upcoming Cork Skeptics talk, which will feature a former Jehovah’s Witness talking about his experiences as an adherent.

The Watchtower is the name of the denomination’s monthly magazine publication, which apparently is the most widely-circulated magazine in the world.

A core tenet of their belief system is that Armageddon is imminent, and only witnesses will be saved. With this in mind, I tried to give the poster a slightly sinister and apocalyptic feel, using the imagery of two witnesses silhouetted in a door frame.