Chemo Ninja! & Other designs.
A while back I uploaded some designs to a website called Society6, who print and sell items with your designs on. They do all of the manufacturing work - sourcing the material, printing, posting etc but if somebody buys something with your design on you get a small amount of it (10% I think). Anyway I thought it would be worth a go and went ahead and created a online store, and only last week, a few months after starting it, did anything sell. But it did give me the idea to do some cancer related t-shirt designs to contribute to my fundraising for Cancer Research UK. I looked around on the website and on other sites but didn’t find anything I personally liked - they were all either badly designed or a bit floral and mature, so I saw that as a ‘gap in the market’ so to speak and came up with a few designs I liked. One is just a very subtle heart design with plain ribbon in, the other uses ‘chemo ninja’ which is used across some of the badly designed items i mentioned before, the other is a quote i liked again with the plain ribbon, and the final one is just something i totally related too - “secretly hoping chemo gives me super powers”. Anyway I’ve been trying to think of ways to push my Race for Life fundraising efforts - for instance I might find something ridiculous to wear during the run to gain more sponsors, but for now I thought I could upload these, and if any sell, then any profits i get from them will go on to my fundraising total in July. Given the lack of sales on my old designs i don’t have much expectations but i thought it was worth a go! So if you like any of them, go ahead and buy one! You can also get them as vests, iPhone covers, bags, pillows, clocks and mugs. I even have this cheeky code so you can get free shipping to the UK!! Of course, the most effective way to help me out with my fundraising efforts would be a good old fashioned sponsor, which you can do by just clicking here. Or by texting “RUNR88 £5” to 70070. Anyway, hope you like the t-shirts!
Entry for www.IdeasTap.com “60 second thriller” competition.
I haven’t posted anything for a while! I started back at work last month after a long time off with illness so I’ve been getting back into the swing of things and re-learning to manage my time.
Anyway, a couple of weeks ago my better half and talented actress/writer Hayley, found a competition brief that we could have fun doing together - IdeasTap 60 Second thriller!
We decided we wanted to try (knowing it would be a challenge) tell a full story in our 60 seconds - rather than creating a ‘trailer’ like piece. After looking into the various types of thrillers we swayed towards to idea of ‘Psychological Thriller’ and ‘Paranoid Thriller’, brain storming the ideas of mind games, stalking, obsession and other psychological themes. We thought about real world situations, and agreed the feeling of being followed and running away instilled a real thrill. Ultimately, we focused and played with the idea that it isn’t always the most obvious source of fear that presents danger. In order to get our story across in just 60 seconds we used both the visuals and audio to our full advantage, so please watch with volume!
Story By: Hayley Irving and Rachel Titherington
Staring: Hayley Irving
Shot and Edited by: Rachel Titherington
Special Thanks: Sarah Titherington and Rick Jackson
Royalty free sound effects from www.freeSFX.com
Shot with: Canon 600D, Canon 18-55mm IS Lens. Edited with After Effects CS4.
After Effects Wednesday (tutorial) - Advanced Spin FX
Started uploading some designs to a website that prints them on to products (such as t-shirts, mugs, phone covers etc) and sells them, giving me a tiny bit of profit. Worth a go seeing as it was free to join! Anyone any recommendations for other sites I can use?
You can buy the stuff here - http://society6.com/himynameisrachel?promo=b9526f
And using that link only, there’s a promotion for free Shipping and $5 Off Kid’s Tees and Baby Onesies
Decided I want to do a little mini series of chubby X-Men! Although after doing this I’ve decided not to do them in this style, probably going to ditch Illustrator for Photoshop for this.
Here’s Wolverine anyway, he’s sad because he’s fat.
Any suggestions who I should include? Wolverine, Beast, Cyclops and Magneto are first, then who?