My Bio: [portfolio] http://www.wix.com/valerie_art/art-and-design
well i'm glad your stoked! as for critiques, i think for your endures forever design, that purple is a great choice of base color, but the black text might come out too dark. maybe either a lighter purple or maybe white or yellow text. but you are definitely growing as a designer, that's for sure!
hahaha thanks! i was voting on shirts and then i thought of your shirt and i just had to comment again! :D keep those designs coming!
i'm excited to see some more designs! your hand one was awesome! as for me, i've been here, just not as busy as I used to be.... I've been designing for my company and doing some videos and whatnot, but i will still be here!!! :)
where have you been, valerie!!?? :)
Hey thanks for the nice comments on my website! unfortunately, many of the things I design are purchased and then never seen again, as many are for clients all over the world (like Maui & Sons) or don't get printed, or... what pieces were you specifically interested in and I can tell you if they did or did not get printed (to my knowledge)? ;)
you're welcome. well at final resort you can always burn it to a disc and ship it to zack. :)
do you have the file open? do you try and move it when it's uploading? make sure it's not open while you're uploading it. then try restarting you computer. :)
that's it? you can either compress it and email it or create a free account on mediafire.com. then zack can go to your file's url and download it. i don't see how it's too big to email though...
how big is the file? you could try compressing it in a .zip or .rar file, or if it's under 200mb you can upload it to like mediafire. as for my christmas, it was awesome!
thank you so much for the encouragement!! actually, i am working on a design or two. i'll probably submit them after the future contest dies down. :) so how are you designs coming along?
I never did receive an email :[
Of course!! I am supposed to be doing one with Sam-E as well. He asked that I start it, but havn't really had the time ;( ..You start this one and send email it, and we can go from there! all earnings to you!!
I've also got the idea down for Sam-E, but want it to be a really legitimate shirt, so im taking my sweet time with it.
Valerie! Nice profile pic hahaha. Check this >> http://oi51.tinypic.com/20m3c0.jpg >> It's my new design that should be up on here by the end of the week (:
that would be a wicked expensive shirt for just one...
Hey keep up the good work. I am not going to be on anymore and will only be checking this once in a blue moon. Take care and keep it up you have a natural talent and your getting better every design :) God Bless
Hey friend! I'd love your feedback on another new design I have since you give great comments! http://www.canvasthreads.com/DesignDetails.aspx?id=6890
for some reason i'm already used to your profile pic! :)
Hi, I am new here, maybe you could check out my designs. :)
hi! i got new designs help me out..^_^
okay! i will be sure to do that!:)
thanks my sister! you are always there to lift me up with messages like the ones you put on my designs! im so glad you liked it, God bles you abundantly, love you sister!
hey! check out my latest design! http://www.canvasthreads.com/DesignDetails.aspx?id=6728
Thanks for the comment on my design! =)
AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!! You and sam both changed your profile pics!!!! What is the world coming to???????? : )
i think you will like this www.righteousapparel.com, let me know
hmmm...weird.. i try that with mine in photoshop, yet it removes the wrinkeles so the shirt is just a black mess haha. mind sending me the .jpeg? :)
I am new to submitting designs and I cannot figure out how to make a detail image and thumbnail image. I used Gimp to create the design but I don't know how to submit it without stretching our distorting the image. Can you help?
Hey, can u help me with this description? I need some ideas.
okay. i just wanted to make sure haha
U changed ur profile pic again!
Hey friend, I've got another new submission- this time for guys and girls called "Branches"- please check it out and leave some feedback. Thanks for your support!
Ya the thumbnail image that you animated was what I was wondering about I knew you did the design... :) what program did you animated your thumbnail with ? Is that your first design you have tried on threadless ? I did two Retro Jesus that I did on here and than I reworked my tree one that I wish would oof done well on here but they had it up for 24 hours and pulled it early they said its in the clause that if your design had a low percentage and I would buy clicks that they end it early.. I was not happy I think its a little unfair that they do that... But what do you do.. I had friends that could not vote till later that ended up not being able to vote.. There are two other sites if your interested that I am going to put designs on one is Designed By Humans /www.designbyhumans.com and www.teefury.com if your interested anyway see ya.. :)
Ok, don't go to the other link I left. http://www.canvasthreads.com/ForumTopic.aspx?TopicID=1115
Hey Valerie, please critique this thread for me. Thanks! http://www.canvasthreads.com/ForumTopic.aspx?TopicID=1113
It's been a really long time, but I've finally got a new design up, and always respect your opinion- you have great comments! Check it out if you get a change- "Bear with one another". Thanks!
so, i noticed they didn't give your bass shirt a full month.... i don't understand
the $$ is it in cash? or in cheque?
Valerie, thanks for all of your help when I was posting how to put my designs up. Your the only one that helped me! :)
Hi Valerie! Im so sorry that I missed your message. I dont come online that much, but I should. Thanks for the warm welcome you sent me 7 months ago. Hope your doing grreat!!!
hey val..one of my design got 4.0 hope they wud choose it..
but how bout the artwork?? what is the minimum size of the artwork?? can i ask whats the size of your art work that won??
i mean , ____by_____ pixels...
hey...congratz..good for you....
thanks for the comments...
i hope one of my design would win, but what if i win and the $$$ doesnt arrive in time, i really have to pay my tuition in my school , i hope canvas wud really send it as soon as possible.. did you send them an email about your $$ ?
as soon as your designs won, how long wud it take for you to have the $$$ ?? and the sample shirt??
hey my bass design is up for voting its just a few to the left of yours. vote and comment please :)
ok great thanks ^_^
hey i have a question since you use gimp too, what kind of file is my design supposed to be saved as?
hey i got my bass design up on the forum, check it out plz :)
heyy how are you i love all your shirts i want them alll lol
oh cool! at first i saw "i won $50 for.." and i was like "how did i miss this canvas thing!?" hahaha. nice.
hopefully, i'll get more designs out soon. i've been busy with the shirt company i currently work with, and i've been doing a lot of designs for them. so hopefully soon! I'll let you know!
Congrats on the WFSFAY win.I knew you would get it.
hey, valerie! i finally was able to give my mom her mothers day present because i was away at college, and she absolutely loved it! she said it was the best present she has ever gotten! thank you so much for creating the "whatever" shirt!
Hey thanks Valerie. You've got some good prints goin on yourself. Shoots!!
Hey sister thanks for your comments on my designs , im sorry i didnt say congrats on your design earlier, GOD bless you a lot my sister and keep it up for the LORD! take care k.
Valerie, congratulations on winning free shirts! I knew you and SamEboy would win!
awesome job on the win!
Cool you have been printed.. Different color but congrats....
Congrats on have you first design up for sale on C28.com http://www.c28.com/shopping/productdetails3.asp?recordid=14327
Oh yeah....... LOL
Bought stuff for me, my bro, and my friend. Still got left over, too! :D
Congrats on the win...
Your trio's determination and commitment payed off...
I knew one of you guys was going to win... but the three of you?
That's amazing... good job.
WE DID IT!!!!! :D
congrats :) somehow i knew you 3 would win haha :D
OH MY GOSH!!!! OUR TRIO WON!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!! <3
yes I am still going with Zack :) 5 years and counting! how is Canvas going for you? Zack has been working on other jobs for a while so he hasnt been designing on here. hows life?
THANX FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND I HAVE PLENTY ON MY FACEBOOK PLEASE CHECK THEM OUT @ http://www.facebook.com/JermaineHollywood & Let Me Know Wats Your Favorite.
AWESOME!!!!! I'll be first in line to buy it when it wins! :D
i'll keep it like this for a little while but don't expect my pic to be like this for very long! :)
i'll probably change it back though...hahaha i just wanted to see your reaction lol
hahaha....you know what i find funny, is that the wfsfay contest ended yesterday and no one is on canvas again. :)
and nice hawk nelson bio!! :D
yep! i'll probably change it back though lol
I CHANGED IT!!!!! I CHANGED IT!!!!!!!!!
thank ya! X]
My shirt should get here tomorrow! Will let you know how it fits after I wash it, lol X]
just bought it and some other stuff last night X]
ugh.....here's hoping XP
What size fits you well? L?
I am doing well thank you! funny this is the first time I have logged on in a few months and you just happened to write me today!
How are you? well I hope. :)
haha! But yeah, better than tight :). I've bought their large in girls before. I liked the way it fit when I got it, but I thought it shrank a bit too much after washing. So I'm getting XL so it can shrink but still be comfy X] That's so werid though, becuase it's not I'm big is or anything! lol, I'm 5 feet and weigh 110 and am getting an XL! XD
haha, glad I asked you X] Thank you again! I plan on buying it this weekend! :D
You are very welcome! Thank you for mine also!
ah....see? I never would have guessed X] Thanks a lot!
so.....what is high school like??? (i would like to know before i go there lol)
Can I ask you a question? I might buy the "I'm not your daddy shirt." I was wondering if yours is white or beigish? lol, I can't tell. In c28's pic, it looks white. But in the pic that someone posted of themselves wearing it, it looks beige. Thanks! <3
Thanks for the comment!
That's the guy in the picture. Famous guy...in some circles.
John Peel is crying somewhere now
just thought i'd thank you for all your comments!
er..i guess so! :D
you don't get what i'm saying do you..lol and i just noticed, in the last couple of minutes you've said "er" a lot.
my pics: you and i are competing for 1st. you take the prize. doe and i compete, and i get second. doe competes with daughter of the king, and justin, and maybe D, for third. she comes out on top. so 1st-you 2nd-me 3rd-doe
NO! LOL! not that kinda pic. like who are you picking for the wfsfay contest. like 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, ya know? lol
Valerie, if you go here http://www.gospelmusicchannel.com/video/rock and scroll down a liitle bit, Skillet's Hero video is on there.
ahhh...i get it now. so who are ur pics for the wfsfay contest??
Awwww.....Well, thanks again <3
lol, my pleasure! What are you talking about though? The forum or the designs?
so it was something close to that! it was white....
Thanks for beatng me to my approved design!!! I sort-of drew the phone. I started by tracing a photo on illustrator, then changed it alot, printed it, traced it by hand etc, etc...
hahahaha!!!!!! wasn't that like one of ur first profile pics too?? :)
is that pic supposed to be you? :) and i remember i was on canvas a really long time ago back when u did ur lion design lol... (http://www.canvasthreads.com/DesignDetails.aspx?id=2490)
such a long time ago! :)
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this profile pic just isn't you!!!!!!! change it! CHANGE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
:/ I liked your other profile picture... She was pretty. :(
When are you gonna change your profile pic?
@Val Posted something on Justin's wall about Ob. and happened to read it so. (That is how.)
@Val about Justin's wall.
Ya not much for the Oba guy either!
For some odd reason did not like him but
no hate or dislike (still prayer needed for everybody)
Heh. - _ - ^^.
i saw it and it fooled me!!!!!!! :)
hahahaha!!!!! the first prank of the day!!!! :D
I CHANGED MY PROFILE PIC!!!!!!!!! *gasp!* .........................april fools!!!!! lol
Could you re-submit a girl's version of your Audrey Hepburn tee with a different font?
Hey thanks for the comment on my Cube shirt :) I love your retro submissions! You are so talented!!
Yeah I'm excited about the vintage contest too. It definitely brought out your true talent, seriously it just seems like your design skills have exploded! Thanks to your inspiration I am trying pop art for the first time...I have tried cartooning of diff styles many times and always failed. Crazy thing is I could do realistic portraits before I could even attempt cartoons. But I'm trying it again--and I never thought I'd try this kind of cartoon (I used to actually make fun of how stupidly emotional the Lichtenstein style cartoons were in the funny papers..lol), but it actually might be a style I can do halfway ok. And it's surprisingly kind of fun. I am also going to be trying some other vintage stuff from the 50s. That was my first idea. I don't know how much of any of this will end up on Canvas though lol :)
As a response to your comment on my 'Confess' design. I actually don't use gimp, I just feel sometimes things need not be complex, but simplified, hence the grunge retro black cross, and white 'Jesus Is Lord' message. Some things were meant to be read in black and white, it opens the eyes further of those who may be deep thinkers, more so than the multitude. Seeing it all in black and white, and clear as day. I'm sure you're familiar with the expression. =]
keep looking! you will find it! ps is hard to learn at first but once you get it it is soooo much fun! :)
and i've never tried being a girl so i don't know what it would be like lol. probably isn't too bad but i'm not gonna try anytime soon (or later! lol)
by threshold you mean tolerance right? see if this tutorial helps. sorry no pics but i'm sure u could find some others if this doesn't do the job.
well the paint bucket tool, to find it, well lemme back up a minute. all the icons on ur toolbar. well there are a lot more that you can't even see! just right click one of those icons, and a thing should come out telling you which icon you want to display. one of those has the paint bucket tool, i believe it is on the same button as the gradient tool. i hope this helped, and i don't want to be a girl any time soon! lol!
Thanks for the comment Valerie..God bless
so how do you like photoshop? :D it is awesome isn't it?!
Thanks Valerie on your support.God bless.
No, I'm not for Obama. Or anybody for that matter. I think I know which print you're talking about though. It's just repeating blocks of Obama's face in different colors right? For me personally, art comes before politics. If there was an amazing painting of a president I didn't like I'd probably buy it just because I love the art so much.
Why don't you like any of Peter Max's Obama paintings?
I take it you're a fan of pop art? I love pop art.
Hey Val.. Thank you for the comment on my Good and evil shirt that was very nice.. and my battle shirt. :) when are you putting a new one up ? The new time cap.. contest is way cool... :)
okay! lol! well when you mean base color you mean shirt color right? i'm gonna try and change the colors so look out! hahaha...ya so just lemme know what you mean by that and congrats on the win again! :)
do u know of any tutorials on it? do you even use photoshop to design lol because for some reason i think you use gimp i don't know why lol! but ya if u have a cs3 tutorial of it that would be GRRRRREEEEEAAAAAAATTTTTTT!
about changing the colors on my jesus epic! design—> i'll consider it, but im thinkin i'll have to recreate it completely unless you know how to change design colors in photoshop cs3... :) i have my different layers, but would it just be a matter of hue/saturation?
aww thanks valerie =]
WOOHOO! gREAT JOB ON THE WINS vAL!
Hey congrats on the win.. oops wins lol... I am glad for you.. :)
VALERIE YOU WON YOU WON!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!
YAY!! I am so excited for you Valerie!! See you kept going and you got not one win, but TWO! Congrats! God bless you sister!!
congrats on the wins!!!!!!! see....I prophesied it!!!!!!! lol
congrats on your 2 wins valerie! =]
the odds do seem pretty strange lol! maybe i'm not on to you.... :)
u can never be too cautious...lol hmmm....i'm on to you..... :)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU CAN'T POSSIBLY DO THIS TO ME!!!!!!! HELP!!! MEDIC!!!!!!! DOCTOR!!!!! LAWYER!!!!! SOMEONE!!!!!!! THIS IS A CONSPIRACY!!!!!! HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUPERMAN!!!!!!!!! AHHH!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOO! I'M DONE FOR! DONE FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love ur new i love jesus shirt! its really cool! 5/5!
it depends. if u work things out with them. they wanted someone to create a shirt like that, and we did. well one of us lol, but i don't think so...
I have a cool idea! Not for a shirt, though. http://www.canvasthreads.com/ForumTopic.aspx?TopicID=705
There's this cool video that you can check out, it's about help for Haiti. you can get the link here. http://www.canvasthreads.com/ForumTopic.aspx?TopicID=693
Your pic reminds me of the album cover of one of my favorite Christian records
you know what's funny is that when i started designing, i didn't even know that checkered areas meant transparent. i just thought it was a cool design already there for me lol. so then i would take a t shirt pic from the sub kit, and just outline it, then fill it with a paint bucket to get the color shirt i wanted. (and layers didn't exist to me yet) so if i wanted to make changes i would have to start all over! so i guess it's safe to say that we have both come a LONG way... :)
Hey :) Thanks for your comment on my Tetris shirt. How are you doing? Your designs are improving so much :) God bless you!
i've been thinkin about changin my profile pic and i'll post a topic on the forum with my pic so you guys can get used to it lol it sounds kinda stupid but i've had the same picture since june 2009. i dunno if i should or not...
hey! you changed ur profile pic again! now i have to get used to this one! lol
thanks, but i REALLY CANNOT get over your AMAZING shirts!!!!! i mean it!!!! :) you're really good at it!
hey--its me again! lol--i love all your jesus freak shirts!!! i know i keep telling you this but your shirts are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!! dont stop!! lol, and im SURE that one day one of yours will win!!
you're welcome--you really should re-do some of your old ones! i've been looking at your old ones--i would soo buy them all!
and i LOVE your BTW and LOL shirt! u should do another one like that!!!! loved it!
hey val- just looking at some of you really old shirts (and i too dont see how you made all those shirts and none have one!!! they are all sooo cool!) and i saw you big bang shirt!! just wanted to say that i thought it was AWESOME! and you should make another one like that and re=post it. see what happens this time!
you're welcome!!! keep it up!
Yes! Seriously, I'm really bummed sometimes when I see some of the designs that win :p I like your funky-style designs. :) I know it's gotta be frustrating when you have that many and none has won! But I really think you'll win one of these days. lol, I was just looking through some of your older designs, and I saw the Jesus holds me up one. haha, I don't remember that one, but I like it X]
BTW, while looking, I was looking at some of my comments. I want to apologize for being so rude sometimes! lol, I guess when I first joined, those weren't the most cheerful years of my life. Hope I grew out of that, or least can word things better. :p
hey just wanted to let you know that i love the shirts you make!!! keep making more! lol
wow! Thanks, and you are very welcome! <3 Seriously, your designs have improved SO much!
great idea! i should definitely try it! but i want to have my design bend with the shirt and all that like my other templates..
i couldn't really find anything...do you have any other ideas? i asked chris ladden but he couldn't find any either... hmmm...
Hey thank you also for the nice comments you put on my stuff... LOL on the profile pic .. Its Curly from the three stooges .. Do you know who they are ? lol prob.. NOT .. I am an old fart.. But I love old slap stick comedy.. Anyway Thanks.. God Bless
okay great! thanks for the advice! that is a very creative thing to do! :)
hey, i was wondering if you have any photoshop t shirt templates of a back of the shirt. i see u use kool templates for the front but do you have a back of a shirt template? plz let me know just respond on my wall and i'll give you my email! thanks!
valerie! they should definitely put "don't dis da dots" in a christian rap song or something. or at least on a shirt lol!
Me too!!!!! I've been wanting to, but my parents have always been worried about me falling :p, lol. But the few times I have gotten to, I love it :D
Hey there, no problemo with the comments, I gotta comment what I liek :0). as for Zack making more designs, I'm not exactly sure what he is doing right now. I know that his low scores made him a little upset, kinda like people weren't voting too honestly and he worked really hard on those shirts so I think he is taking some time off of submitting but he will continue to design but try and perfect everything before submitting. so dont worry he's not gone! haha.
as for you needing to have somewhat proffesional looking shirts, I believe it takes some time to improve and you are most deffinately improving with every shirt, that goes for everyone, practice makes perfect, your day will come when you really start getting good and you can use your designs to spread the word :) :)until then, good luck and keep designing for the Lord, no one appreciates it more then he does!
Thanks for the feedback!
you're welcome for all the encouraging comments! :) i mean, isn't that what we're on here for, to build each other up and encourage fellow believers, as a body of Christ? I hope all my comments help your designs get better and better. Thank you for YOUR comments! everyone on canvas are like my best friends (besides Jesus of course!) and i barely even know them. i just feel so at home, with all the warm greetings and comments and "God bless you"s so i just wanted to return your thank you. :)
hi valerie!!! how are you? just passing by to say hi and i also wanted to invite you to vote for the "PURPLE GUY" t-shirt, i did this one in his honor, since he been working so hard trying to select everysingle winner design, thats a job nobody wants, lol , hoping you vote for it,DO IT FOR THE PURPLE GUY! GOD BLESS YOU! HERE IS THE LINK:
valerie!!!!! thank you soooo much for all your comments!!!!!!!!!!! God bless ya!
Thank you for the welcome, Valerie!
hope she gets a win? i almost KNOW she's gonna get a win!!!! :) great designs valerie!
yes! i'm glad it helped! i hope it gets you a win =]
awesome! i hope it works =D
Heya! Yeah, making a path around every line would yield the best results... but i recommend vector magic (http://vectormagic.com/home) bc it's really fast and immediately vectorizes your image =D
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the uplifting comment on "The Seed" shirt :) VERY much appreciated :)
thanks Valerie!! =]
Valerie Thanks so much for your comment on my New Creation Shirt!! Very encouraging! :)
Hey Valerie, thanks for your comment on my first design! I love your creativity, and especially your "Make Music" shirts. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas, God bless!
VALERIE! what type of category do you think my "one relationship" design should go in? text, or graphic? please let me know!
yo valarie! how's it hangin dawg?! great designs! i love your encouraging comments!
great design! keep up da good work! hey! can you please check out my t shirt! it's only my second design! thank you!
Thanks Valerie for the comment about my website :)
thanks for the welcoming!
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Hey Valerie, uh, ya i do like the design...lol...You might try adding some kind of element to the design. Maybe sine texture or vintage feel to it. A different placement might suit it well. want to work on it together? if so, shoot me an email---- Zfakta@yahoo.com and we can give it a shot!
You know what change that I like how the guitars get smaller going upward. If Bass and Life were smaller than Jesus, maybe?
I was looking at your bass shirt. I think if you had bass images and they were smaller as they cascade down the tee you would have a def print/winner.
haha, i was experimenting. you changed your photo too.
Thank you for your suggestions on my first design! Keep up the good work!
Thanks for the kind words!
Thanks for the comments, i might take you up on making a girls version for the Waves of Grace shirt.
I saw that you commented on my first design, and I wanted to let you know that the improved version is up for voting today!
It's still titled "Saved By One" so let me know what you think!!
Haha you got it, I was just about to make a girls one too.
Hey valerie just came to say hi and tnx 4 sharing all your creativity with us!!!
hey thanks for the comments!!!
Lol i bet thatd make my hand hurt too! hmmm i'll bet u'll come up with something, ur creative...and i bet u could recycle some of ur past submissions
hmmm how to make them better? idk about that, but if i were u, id use a similar doodle technique to make more shirts with different slogans. bcuz i really like the jesus freak look u made, and id want more than one shirt that looks similar, but i wouldnt want them all to say the same thing. i think that design would work with a ton of other sayings
No problem, you're very welcome! If you ever have any more questions about gimp or anything I don't mind trying to help out, just ask. ;)
lol thanks for your comment, Valerie! =D
i absolutely love ur jesus freak designs!
God bless, thanks for your comment!
thanks for the comment!
thats totally cool, just wanted to offer to help.
If your interested lets collaborate on your Cell phone design I believe it to have GREAT potential just needs the right art for pop culture.
I drew it in illustrator. I took a picture and basically traced it and edited it until i liked it. Took about 8 hours or so.
Thank you!!! Yeah, I'd like to adjust the placement and size, but I never thought about an arm covering it, so thanks!
Thanks for the helpful comments you've left on my designs Valerie!
Hi Valerie, I am sorry, I have never used Gimp. I am working with Adobe Illustrator CS4.
Hey Valerie, thank you for the comments you've made on my designs, they've been very helpful! Love your work! It's great that you design for the honor of God! May the Lord continue to bless you!