I am originally from Pennsylvania. Lived there most of my life, but in 1995 I moved to Wilmington, NC. That is where I met Leigh. She grew up there. In 2001 we moved and we now live here in Tampa. While working there I used to do a lot of artwork for Fort Fisher, Carolina Beach, matter of fact they are still a client.
Here is one of the many pieces I did for on T-shirts. It is many hours of pen and ink and then worked it in CorelDRAW.
This piece was screen printed on many T-shirts and specialty items that are being sold in the forts gift shop.
This piece of artwork was drawn with a #1 Rapidiograph technical pen on vellum. All typography is hand-lettered. The pen and ink was then scanned and run through Adobe Streamline which is a program that changes tiffs and similar formats into vector artwork. After it was converted it was opened up in CorelDRAW and each individual section is selected and filled with color in which there were over a thousand sections. What you are looking at is a piece that was converted to just six Pantone colors only (not RGB or CMYK) for screen printing purposes. This design was printed on many, many garments and specialty items. The total time to complete was approximately 25 hours.