This past year I’ve been able to meet several Twitter connections face-to-face for the first time. It’s a pretty cool experience picking up with friends as if you’ve been that way for years.
I was especially lucky to meet up with Jim LePage at last summer’s WMCFest. We’d already featured one-another’s work on our respective sites, and with the overwhelming amount of shared passions it was really only a matter of time before we joined forces on something big.
What was really cool was how we’d both already dreamed up a similar idea independently from one another—to do a collaborative biblical-themed design project with skilled graphic artists from around the world. Read more
Each week I like to randomly collaborate with whoever is willing. Fridays will rotate reader suggestions (i.e. “What should I draw today”), spontaneous collabs via Twitter w/fellow artists/photogs/illustrators (“who wants to collaborate today), and artist interviews. Follow on Twitter and Facebook so you can participate next Friday!
Earlier this week I threw a “who wants to collaborate today” on Twitter and the first to respond was Lori Andrews (aka @designertweets) so I told her to send me a photo and I’d do something fun with it.
Having watched Lori’s work for a while I totally expected one of her Albertan landscape polaroids, but she totally threw me for a loop with this shot of Wonder Woman on her day off..
I immediately thought of those 1980s READ posters that you’d see at the library.
This is the first of a brand new project category for Strong Odors – every Friday will feature a collaborative project. It will either be an Odorifous interview, a spontaneous collaboration like this, or a reader suggested illustration.
So for next Friday I need your help!
Leave a comment below or on my Facebook page what I should draw and I’ll pick my favorite to publish next Friday (January 20).
My favorite suggestion to yesterday’s query “what should I draw today?” was Kelly’s “lots of crows.”
I got quite a few ideas from folks on Facebook and Twitter… including several who suggested a “May 21 Rapture” theme.. and some concepts that were so specific I couldn’t help but think “why don’t you just make that yourself?”
I loved the design so much that I’ve decided to make it available in the shop. Only 11 will be printed—the first of which will go to Kelly for making such a great suggestion.
You can get this in the shop now for a few bucks (and it’s a 5×7 so finding a cheap frame will be easy for you.)