Archived Tee - 2012-04-10Art curated by
About the artist
Tell us about this design.
It's is inspired by Alphonse Mucha's illustration "Flirt" and one of the best movies ever made.
"Death cannot stop true love...all it can do is delay it for awhile."
Where are you from?
Grew up in Nahant, Massachusett, living in Swampscott, Massachusetts.
Which art style would you most like to learn?
I am thinking of studying up on Bob Ross. My next design will be a "Happy Little Trees Nouveau".
If you had a time machine, which era would you visit first?
The 80's...... there is a haircut I would like to stop myself from getting.
What goal do you most aspire towards?
Serious answer...to raise two kind, happy, healthy sons.
If you could stop any t-shirt trend in its tracks, which would you end? What trend would you like to see started?
I am not sure if it counts as a T-shirt trend, but I would like the trolling/excessive negativity that happens in the comments sections of T-shirt sites to stop in it's tracks. If you can't say something nice, come back tomorrow when there's a different design that might be more to your taste. That's a trend I could get behind.
Would you rather train as a Jedi or a wizard?
Definitely a Jedi. Lightsabers FTW. Though, wizards have better dialogue written for them than jedi. And if I was a wizard, maybe I could make a lightsaber. And Hogwarts does seem much more fun that the Jedi Temple. I am changing my answer to wizard...err, witch.
Muffins vs. cupcakes: which would win the battle?
Well, cupcakes have frosting, so it doesn't even seem like a fair fight.
Describe the first shirt you ever designed.
Oh, yikes. Well, it was about a year ago, and I didn't really know what I was doing. I tried just taking painting that I had done on a wood panel, scanning it into PS, and throwing it on a shirt, will-nilly. Just terrible. The first design that I did specifically for a shirt, though, was a very simple line drawing illustrating the ship Serenity, with a few swirls and leaves, and the quote "I am a leaf on the wind...watch how I soar".
What has been your most inspiring art experience?
About 15 years ago, I was an R.A in a pre-college program at Ringling College of Art in Sarasota, Florida. There were only 10-12 of us, I think, and at the end of the program, our director arranged for us to have a backstage tour of the animation studios at Walt Disney World. Not the tours where the public watched the animators work behind the glass, but actually meeting the animators behind the glass, touring the behind the scenes part of the studios. They were working on "Mulan" at the time, and I got to hold a stack of pages that an animator was working on for the movie. I walked around backstage and tried not to have a meltdown, I was so excited and happy to be there. We walked by Mark Henn's office and I practically died from the excitement of it. Not sure what I would have done had he actually been in there, probably jump on him and slobber all over his desk. Not a pretty picture.
Any shout outs?
Tee Fury and Jimiyo, for printing me again, and being so supportive of their artists.
Chris McVeigh, for cleaning up my file to sub to Jimiyo and making me look good.
My artist friends in the RBA for all the support and craziness.
My fans on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/KarenHallion) that are so very encouraging.
My awesome husband Matt, who always gives me good, honest feedback, even when I don't want to hear it, and supports me no matter what.
My sons Ryan and James...two awesome little guys.