About the artist
A word from the curator:
Probably the coolest thing about a peacock is the color, and the way it seems to shift and shimmer as the light hits its feathers. I love the way this design captures that effect perfectly, bringing the color to the forefront as the bird itself is a supporting element.
Tell us the background of this design.
Well, in the end of december of 2008 I went to my parent's farm for the New Years day and there i got inspiration for my design. My brother Daniel had bought a peacock and this was my reference for this design, the magic on peacock's feathers. I worked with contrasts for a dark tee.
How did you get started designing t-shirts?
I always has worked with design and adversiting. One friend showed me around 2 years ago a Brazilian tee site and from this moment I began to make tees illustrations. After that, I found other sites through the world...Like Tee Fury! :D
What advice would you offer to aspiring designers?
It's hard. Well, anyway I have a thinking on mind and I try to follow it always: to work hard and never stop. You need have an aim and you need look for it.
What would be your dream job?
It's a hard answer. I don't know exactly, but I took off my job on a Advertising Agency to make tee designs. It's hard step but I love this and now it's what I want for my life. Maybe one day I will have a studio or something like that :D
What are your feelings on fast food?
Hmm, they're sooooo fast. One day there will be fired to exced speedy probably! :]
Do you prefer science, philosophy, or comedy?
I love all. (mainly on 'The Bigbang Theory')
Miniature owl vs. large mouse: who would win the battle?
If its is at night, Miniature Owl.
Describe the last shirt you bought.
It was a simple tee but with a fantastic design make by a great artist called SilvioPequeno.
What was your favorite as a kid: comics, cartoons, or movies? Was there a specific title you liked most of all?
When I was a kid I prefered cartoon. Oh God! Do you know Woodpecker?
What are a few of your favorite websites?
Every day I see: www.found.com, www.emptees.com and compete-tee-tion.blogspot.com
Any shout outs?
If you want to know more about my works, please visit my site www.tobiasfonseca.com and my www.flickr.com/tobiasfonseca. Thanks guys!