03: Harajuku Hand Job

Wow. This 30 t-shirt thing is really hard for me. I think it’s because I have high standards for t-shirts, and also am terrible at drawing. I have to say, though, each day I find myself intensely motivated. Mostly so that I can take yesterday’s horrible drawing off the front page of the site. Looking at those legs just about killed me.

This process feels important, though. If something is really, really hard, it’s got to be good for you, right?

Right?

Another interesting thing about this experiment is how much respect it’s teaching me for drawing cute crap. Drawing cute crap is harder than I thought. I’ll elaborate:

Pretty much whenever I see some little cartoon animal on a t-shirt, or painted in turquoise, red, and black on a small canvas at an urban/alternative art gallery, I think, “Oh. Cute crap. Relatively easy to do, conceptually unfulfilling.” Well, now all those cheap t-shirts and tiny canvases seem like so many underpriced masterpieces.

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