Louisville Charm
Roughs of a digital Loki pinup I’m gonna do. If you’re into that, stay tuned.

Roughs of a digital Loki pinup I’m gonna do. If you’re into that, stay tuned.

Showing off my logo-making abilities from graphic design school. Higher quality photos and story to come later.

Showing off my logo-making abilities from graphic design school. Higher quality photos and story to come later.

Evil Dead Army of Darkness minimal poster by DixxieMae

I’m working on a series of Evil Dead-inspired minimalist posters. I was inspired by Andrew Heath’s print designs. I’m not much of an Adobe Illustrator user, and no, I’m not at all trying to copy his pieces or jack his style. When I like someone’s work, I like trying to figure out how it’s made, then I try teaching myself a certain method. I’m going to continue with this short series for fun, but I’m more into straight up drawing. Just experimenting here.

Thanks, Andrew, for the design advice, and keep up the great work!

Evil Dead Army of Darkness minimal poster by DixxieMae

I’m working on a series of Evil Dead-inspired minimalist posters. I was inspired by Andrew Heath’s print designs. I’m not much of an Adobe Illustrator user, and no, I’m not at all trying to copy his pieces or jack his style. When I like someone’s work, I like trying to figure out how it’s made, then I try teaching myself a certain method. I’m going to continue with this short series for fun, but I’m more into straight up drawing. Just experimenting here.

Thanks, Andrew, for the design advice, and keep up the great work!

Another Thank You, More Talking

Hi everyone! Especially hello to the new followers I’ve gained in this past week or two! I’ve noticed a HUGE spike in activity and following, and it means a lot to me—way more than you think. I appreciate every and all follow, like, and reblog because that’s what circulates my creations, whether they’re my illustrations, photos, stories, or everything in between. I’m also appreciative just for the fact that anyone cares about my stuff at all—huge motivation for me to keep on doing things!

Now, I know often times people will get disinterested or unfollow because a blog gets obsessed with one thing only and posts nothing but material about that one thing. I think that’s boring and don’t want to be that. I like to share a little bit of everything and spread everything out. I know all of you started following this little blog for different reasons, so I don’t suddenly want your reason for being here to disappear. So for anyone new, here’s what you’ll find here, in fairly even amounts:

-comic/cartoon art or illustrations (mostly the same thing for me) of both original content or some of my favorite shows and movies

-photography (a little bit of this and that, as I used to study it in college)

-random tales or photos from Louisville, Kentucky… this is a strange city, and a lot is to be shared about it (think a less-impressive Californian city with no ocean)

-roller derby anything… photos, writings, drawings (I play roller derby for this fair city and it often times feels more like a job than my real day job; best thing ever)

-old stories/writings (I used to be big into writing when I was a teenager and wrote books that I planned on eventually publishing… I’m not sure if I’m still going to go that route, but I’ll put that material here for you to read)

So that’s it. It’s like a syllabus for a class. Enjoy yourself and check everything out!
-Dixxie

Oh my gosh I’m stupid. I looked back at some older Benny Jett pieces I colored some months ago and while I’m here trying to figure out cel-shading, I realize I’ve kind of done it on those pieces. It’s not exactly the same method as the one I’ve been trying to copy, but it has the same results. Take a look for yourself and tell me if I’m wrong. I just had a lightbulb moment.

thesilvereye:

More of my tutorials | Color Scheme Designer | This Tut on DA
For a more in-depth look at shading with gradients, you can look at Global Lighting Tutorial by Angelus-Tenebraeand Gradient Tutorial by damie-m.

This tutorial has been super useful and helpful in improving my technique. The one thing I’m unsure of is the lines and the fill color/fill gradient… The tutorial shows using a polygonal lasso to create a huge shape over/under the lines, meaning you would then have to erase the excess, right? Well when I tried to do this, and erased too much of the fill that overlapped with the lines, you could see the difference in the color of the lines. So I’m basically wondering how to select and get rid of the excess color without it showing on the lines… I hope I worded that right.

I feel cool that the Evil Dead News blog liked and reblogged my stuff—I must be doing it right.

Also, I’ve been paying attention to what everyone has been telling me (all nice things) and it seems like I need to put up more It’s Always Sunny art… particularly Fat Mac. Everyone loves some Fat Mac.

If there’s any ideas for pieces, share them with me. Ideas get my inspiration going.

dixxiemae:

These are the designs I have submitted to some shirt design places so far. Still in the process of seeing who/where will print them, or where I can print them on my own.

I’LL TAKE ANY SUGGESTIONS IF YOU KNOW OF A GOOD PLACE OR WEBSITE! Also, I’d like any comments on what you think of these designs for shirts, prints, stickers. What appeals to you? What doesn’t?

Thanks for the suggestions and comments so far! I look forward to more if anymore come my way… Someone suggested Redbubble and Threadless. Redbubble is definitely one I want to try, but only after I hear(or don’t hear) from the first site I tried. As for Threadless, I didn’t know they took submissions! That’s awesome! I don’t mind there being a voting system—I mean, the staff has to pick the designs from the site I tried, so it’s nothing new. It’s just more motivation for me to improve so that my chances to get accepted are better.

Anyways, thanks again guys!

All of these pieces are up on my Deviantart account, but I didn’t think I had shared them here. These are my older pieces from when I did more mixed media paintings on large sheets. I showed these at both my senior show when I was an undergrad and at the gallery show for the Louisville production of Evil Dead: The Musical.

The pieces are as follows:

1) A Supernatural/Evil Dead crossover in which Ash and the Winchester brothers are just badasses…

2) A cool design I made with posessed Linda and deadite Ash. The theme revolves around how morbid and tragic their relationship ended up being.

3) Deadite Ash

4) Headless Linda (I love Linda as a deadite for some reason)

5) “What if Cheryl was the lone survivor?” I was interested by Cheryl getting away from the evil trees and being the one to survive instead of Ash. Check out Within the Woods and it’ll make sense.

6) Ash going to bury Linda

I’ve displayed these pieces separately on Deviantart and maybe her also, but these were intended to be a set of three. When I sold prints of these, I made them in sets of three in 5x7 format. So now you can look at them as a whole. I plan on putting up more of my older horror art too, since I’m on a kick to do so.