Sunday, 17 December 2017

Xmas Humor and Papyrus Font

You can get some interesting effects using #papyrus #font with some drop shadow added !

yeah this isnt Greek or Latin but i'm trying in English to get the "flavour" of what an ancient interchange of office memos between Hierosolyma and Bethlehem  might have looked like ...

Tuesday, 12 December 2017


#png #freebie #inkscape #download #JVartndesign

This graphic

 is a FREE Download from my

 DeviantArt  page 

and also my

 JVartndesign PATREON 

Sunday, 10 December 2017

About Xmas Rewards on Patreon

#patreon #rewards #paypal

Okay because of the fee structures fiasco I do NOT want Patreon ripping off me or you at Xmas!

But I did promise REWARDS so here's the deal.

If you do any of the following when donations or income hit $100 dollars I will put extra rewards up over the 12 days of Xmas and a bit earlier too!

You WILL get a couple of freebie cards on DeviantArt or Patreon
 but I will post EXTRA FREE rewards for people
who are Patreon members or ACTUAL Followers / Pledgers

I'm saving up to get funds for two things: some PRO PR for my sites and designs and a series of Domestic repairs / replacements and like a lot of artists I'm not highly paid by some inner city design agency or gallery !


If I hit my minimum of $100 in sales from my DeviantArt or RedBubble
I will put up extra Xmas Freebies on DeviantArt or Patreon  and more for $50 over that minimum.

Likewise if I get $100 minimum in Paypal donations more freebies for everyone!

Note thats 100 dollars in accumulated donations or sales NOT PER PERSON!

Saturday, 9 December 2017


The news about the new #patreon fees has made me so @$@$@#%@ I can't focus on finishing Christmas cards for you




and this is quite restrained you should see whats being posted on Twitter! 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

3 Christmas Cards

#Gothicfont #xmas #card #humor #freebie

While I'm working on this years Xmas Freebies and Cards here's a few little things from last year to tide you over.

note this first file is a jpg not png 

let me know if its easier for you to download them from DeviantArt or Patreon? 

If you download this you might want to experiment with drop shadow the file is a transperent Bg png ?

Feel free to add a textured or colored background layer! 

Saturday, 2 December 2017

ITS OKAY TO BE ... new Patreon reward

#patreon #anti-racism #itsokaytobewhite #itsokaytobe #racism #politics

This is my rebuttal / parody of the Its Okay to be White alt right campaign

To get your free downloadable PNG please go to

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Why is this Martian Angry?

#martianmanhunter #dcumovies #jla

Why is this Martian Angry? Well grumpy and serious like he hasnt had his OREO fix !

 Read on there is a design angle!

One thing that really annoys me about the JLA movie apart from the overusage of CGI is the TOTAL absense and NOT even a brief mention of a founding JLA member the Martian Manhunter!

DC you are missing out on a Golden Opportunity to support some great design work!

Now the Manhunter is currently on TV in Supergirl but I for one would love to see him have a whole movie or TV series of his own.

He's a shapeshifter so you could have several actors playing the part or as episode guests and actors of multiple ethnicities. Its canon in most recent versions John Jones is not his only human identity.

Now for some of the design opportunities and challenges for the character.

Costume should they go for the original 50s version or full body costume to reduce makeup time?

SFX and CGI 
flashbacks to Mars 
flashbacks to Erdels 50s style science lab 
showing alternate Martian forms the avian or the green "elf" look.
using his invisibility powers 
doing partial transformations 

Seriously DC please do the Martian Manhunter!

Make this Martian Happy!