My great plan was to design my own tarot deck based on the Rider-Waite tarot deck. But, as I made a couple and realized it will be very boring to repeat someone else’s work, I started to experiment with the tarot card designs…
Almost all my artwork is black and white vector designs created in an amazing open source software called Inkscape. I found out about it a few years ago when I was looking for a free alternative for Adobe Illustrator. I was just a beginner, my demo license has expired and I wasn’t sure I even like doing vector graphics and didn’t want to pay a lot for software I might not even use.
A few weeks ago lovely people from DesignByHumans contacted me with a question if I wanted to be their featured artist!
I recently bought a Vukojarac t-shirt from my DBH store… I love it, took a bunch of pictures of it, buuuuuuut – I now want to tell you more about the Vukojarac!
As you may or may not know, I have a Threadless artist shop :
As a part of Threadless, I sometimes take part in their challenges, this time I entered the ARTIVISM challenge with two designs. One is a killer bee with writing “My death is your demise” – world is a better place with bees in it, so save the bees! The other one is a very old design, a sad piggy that is crying because YOU ATE IT’S MOTHER! It’s supposed to inspire people to eat less meat…
I’m into occult symbols and weird designs
I’ve been very busy lately making an occult looking collection of designs starring a sphynx cat, a bat, and a plague rat. They are all simple black and white vector graphics, high contrasted and featuring lots of geometric shapes and occult symbols. The collection is available on my Redbubble store: vonkowen.redbubble.com.