July 19, 2014
Brooklyn Kurtz is live!!!

Brooklyn Kurtz is now available for sale online at WeLoveFine.com in addition to the other awesome dota2 shirts. If you couldn’t make it to TI4 (or just want to avoid the line) you can buy it there!

July 3, 2014

I’m happy to announce that two of my designs (along with many others) will be sold at the Dota 2 International Tournament!  Both Fury of the Blade and Brooklyn Kurtz made the cut.  Be sure to look for them (and me) if you’re at the event.

For those that can’t attend Valve stated today:

Can’t make it to the event? Don’t worry, many of these products will be available for purchase online shortly after The International.

I can’t confirm if my designs will be among those but I have my fingers crossed!  I can’t thank the community enough for your support.  Even though I had some designs that didn’t make it in I’m just happy to have my work next to designs by artists like Stanley Lau (Artgerm).

Here’s the full catalog of items!  There’s some amazing stuff in there.

June 24, 2014

Are you the Captain of the S.S. Dumbfuck?  Are you trying to sail your team out of MMR hell?  Then do we have something for you!  I just finished this collaboration I just finished with the hilarious SirActionSlacks.

We’ve got both a Loading Screen and a T-Shirt in the workshop now so check ‘em out.

#fuckyeahdota2

June 11, 2014
mobilesuitgundam79:

Kinda feel like the design takes after EVA-01 a little

Lazengann does take after EVA-01 quite a bit, what with the large horn, heavy brow shape, and heavy neck silhouette.
This is actually a WIP that went a little viral for a larger set I did for an art show.  It was meant to be displayed directly across from EVA-02.  You can see the full set here:
http://swade-art.tumblr.com/post/58448137519/final-images-for-our-pacific-rim-mecha-kaijuu
Fun fact! I based the layout and graphics for this off of an old JVC VCR manual I found online.

mobilesuitgundam79:

Kinda feel like the design takes after EVA-01 a little

Lazengann does take after EVA-01 quite a bit, what with the large horn, heavy brow shape, and heavy neck silhouette.

This is actually a WIP that went a little viral for a larger set I did for an art show.  It was meant to be displayed directly across from EVA-02.  You can see the full set here:

http://swade-art.tumblr.com/post/58448137519/final-images-for-our-pacific-rim-mecha-kaijuu

Fun fact! I based the layout and graphics for this off of an old JVC VCR manual I found online.

June 7, 2014

wingedfreckles said: Hi there! Sorry to bother but I was visiting a site and then I stumbled across their web store and saw they were selling t-shirts with your art [vitrinepix(.)com(.)br/mundoavatar/compre/produto/302192/Os-Avatares-Verso-Cards] Idk if you know about this or not but just thought I'd let you know! :)

You’re awesome.  That’s definitely not me and I try to take care of that stuff as I find it.  But as you might imagine, finding these things on Brazillian sites as an English speaker doesn’t happen very often.

You don’t happen to speak Portuguese do you?  I’m trying to figure out where to report that but google-translate is only getting me so far.

May 23, 2014

Anonymous said: Hi! First, congrats on your tumblr, I love your work! :) PLEASE tell me you are gonna make a t-shirt of the "Raava…Drill…BREAKER" illustration. ;)

I definitely could if interest is there but it’s just a rough sketch; it would need some polish if it’s going to be a print or a shirt.

May 23, 2014

Anonymous said: Any options to purchase the shirt or the print? Or do we have to hope the Workshop approves it? D:

Unfortunately it’s up to the workshop (and Valve/volvo) what’ll get made or not.  But according to their FAQ things that get picked will be available for purchase online, not just in-person at TI4.

May 20, 2014

swade-art:

"Fury of the Blade" for Juggernaut is done!

Because the shirt and the print use different source art unfortunately I had to have two workshop entries. Vote for them here if you like ‘em.

For those curious about the text, the top-left cartouche (ジャガーノート) is “Juggernaut”.  To the left of that (刃の猛威) is “Fury of the Blade”, closest I could get to “Blade Fury”.  Bottom right is just the year (2014/Heisei 26).

Thanks so much!

Fuckyeahdota2! 

Also, post #99, woo!

Had someone ask about the process for this one so here’s a gif!

Process gif

  Not shown is the stage before where I made a bunch of pencil drawings for other poses/compositions before I picked this one.

May 20, 2014

"Fury of the Blade" for Juggernaut is done!

Because the shirt and the print use different source art unfortunately I had to have two workshop entries. Vote for them here if you like ‘em.

For those curious about the text, the top-left cartouche (ジャガーノート) is “Juggernaut”.  To the left of that (刃の猛威) is “Fury of the Blade”, closest I could get to “Blade Fury”.  Bottom right is just the year (2014/Heisei 26).

Thanks so much!

Fuckyeahdota2! 

Also, post #99, woo!

May 18, 2014
Little WIP for my next design for Dota 2 stuff; an Ukiyo-e style print/shirt for Juggernaut.
Did you know that in the Japanese version of Dota 2 none of the hero names or ability names are translated?  They aren’t even in katakana, Juggernaut is just…Juggernaut (spelled with English characters).That’s a bit annoying because I wanted to put some translations in the title cartouche but there is no “official” translation.  Current plan is to use: ジャガーノート for “Juggernaut” (in the upper right) and then for the attack name directly next to it use 刃の猛威 (“fury of the blade”).So if any of you have actual Japanese language skills and have ideas or corrections to that I’d love to hear them.

Little WIP for my next design for Dota 2 stuff; an Ukiyo-e style print/shirt for Juggernaut.

Did you know that in the Japanese version of Dota 2 none of the hero names or ability names are translated?  They aren’t even in katakana, Juggernaut is just…Juggernaut (spelled with English characters).

That’s a bit annoying because I wanted to put some translations in the title cartouche but there is no “official” translation.  Current plan is to use: ジャガーノート for “Juggernaut” (in the upper right) and then for the attack name directly next to it use 刃の猛威 (“fury of the blade”).

So if any of you have actual Japanese language skills and have ideas or corrections to that I’d love to hear them.

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