Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand’

Sweet as a Kiwi

October 10, 2010 2 comments

To please one of my kiwi friend, my last design in the Toon Shop is a small Kiwi. It’s just the vector graphic version of the drawing done last year.

Sweet As a Kiwi
Sweet As a Kiwi – 2010

The title “Sweet As” is an expression from New Zealand which means: cool, ok, fine, all good!

The first version was a bit more rough.

Little kiwi - Petit kiwi
Little Kiwi – 2009

In the mean time, I’ve changed the little legs and added some colours. The second version is in vector but the imported version in the store is in PNG. Indeed the colors number limit accepted by the system is 3 compared to 5 colors used for the drawing: black, white, dark gray, beige, light beige. But this is not the only reason! To import a vector graphic in the store, there are endless rules to follow, as the size of each shape or the distance between each shape. These rules were too complicated to follow with a subject so shaggy 🙂

In the Tshirt Shop, I created 30 new products with this design and discovered how to create categories:

  • Kiwis > I will probably continue to insert some new designs and products
  • The snail who didn’t like water > I’ve got a coloured version in reserve. Hope to upload this one soon 🙂
  • Angel or Devil > My first vector design!
  • Organic > All the organic Tee shirts whatever is the design because even a small gesture counts a lot to us all

Hope this will help you to find the product you like.


Tongariro Crossing

November 16, 2009 2 comments

Amongst the most famous New Zealand’s great walk: the Tongariro crossing is a tramping in the Tongariro National Park located in the middle of the North Island. The track start from the Mangatepopo Valley close to Whakapapa (pronounced “Fakapapa”) and finish to Ketetahi Car Park. The track runs between Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Tongariro, across the south crater, up on the left of the red crater (beautiful red and grey lava flow), down to the emerald lakes and along the blue lake. The last part is quiet long but not difficult as the path goes straight down.

Tongariro Crossing
Tongariro Crossing – 2009

This landscape pencil drawing is based on a photography desribing the Tongariro Crossing. I haven’t been able to depict the Emerald Lake on the left of the picture with a pencil. This drawing miss the colors of the lava, the lake, the sky, and the stones.

Tongariro Crossing
Mts Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, Tongariro – 2009

We have done this 20km walk this week end… one of my best short walk!

So beautiful New Zealand’s volcanoes, trekkings and landscapes… hope to be able once to depict how gorgeous they are!