Saturday, 29 August 2015

YAAD DOGS JAMAICAN REGGAE (and bit of HipHop )Slang sticker


So my next sticker set "YAAD DOGS" is up and running. This project took me about a month to complete. ( About 3 months in total to be approved and on sale ) Had a few rejections and had to change some things but it worked out to my advantage.For example , the illustration below was not in the set at first, but because of the rejections I was able to replace one of the rejected illustration with this. So always remember to find the opportunity in what may seem to be a set back. 

私の最新のステッカーセット "YAAD DOGS"が販売されます。完成に約1カ月かかりました。(作成から販売まではトータルで3カ月を要しました。)何度か却下されいくつかの点を修正することとなりましたが、自分にとっては結果好機となりました。例えば、下にあるイラストについては、当初はスタンプの一つとして存在していなかったものですが、あるイラストが却下されたことによりその代わりスタンプの一つとなったものです。そのようなことから、いつも失敗は成功のもとであるということを忘れずにおります。


"KICK OUT" is a new slang ina Dancehall,  

"KiCK OUT"は新しいダンスホールスラング

KICK OUT is a dance move and it also means to go hard.

 KICK OUTはダンスの動きそして、意味はひどい目に会うもしくは頑張ろうという意味です。

About the sticker set


  This set was actually inspired by my dogs in Jamaica.  ( by that I mean my pet/guard dogs) I tell you, you can get inspiration from anywhere. I used a lot of Dancehall  and a few HIPHOP slangs in the set. Gave it a nice flavor I think. "YAAD DOGS" is  hardcore , cool and a touch of cute (not too much). A major theme you can see is that the dogs are in gold chains. I tried the look on the first few illustrations and I liked it and ran with it. There are a lot of different characters, but its one big family of crazy, friendly YAAD DOGS. It really has some nice slangs and phrases that people in tune with the culture,  will enjoy using on LINE MESSENGER.

このスタンプセットは、ジャマイカにいる実際の犬(私が飼っている番犬)から思いついたものです。我々はどこからでもインスピレーションを得ることができます!私は「YAAD DOGS」に新しいたくさんのダンスホールスラングといくつかのヒップホップのスラングを使用していました。いい味を出していると思います。「YAAD DOGS」は、ハードコアでクールでちょっと可愛いです。主なテーマは、犬が金の鎖をしているところです。最初のいくつかのイラストでそれを試してみたら、良かったので、金の鎖を取り入れました。多くの異なるタイプのキャラクターがいますが、どれもフレンドーで、素敵なYAAD DOGS family です。レゲエ好きの人には、スラングやフレーズを利用したLINEメッセンジャーを楽しめることでしょう


I hope people download and enjoy  YAAD DOGS, get some laughs, feel inspired and overall just fulljoy Jamaican culture with their friends.

ジャマイカ文化を十分に感じ、笑いのある「YAAD DOGS」をダウンロードして友人同士でお楽しみいただけることと願っております。

For the creation itself , I'd like to see it grow into a cartoon series. So if anyone is interested in partnering to create the animation, contact me here and lets talk


I'd also like to create a clothing line from the series as well and in fact I've already started to plant those seeds. I've put up a couple designs on UTME ( Uniqlo's T-shirt/design/drop-shipping service)]
 Click on the T-shirts below to see more.

さらには、このシリーズでの服のラインの展開も考えております。実際、これについてはすでにスタートしております。すでにいくつかのデザインの物ををUTME ( Uniqlo's T-shirt/design/drop-shipping service)]

Alright peeps I'm out. Give thanks for viewing this post and feel free to leave a comment . Ask me any and everything or tell me the things you would improve, things you want to see. Peace, love and joy to you dear reader. 


今回は、この辺で終わりにしたいと思います。このブログを読んでいただき、ありがとうございます。コメントがあれば是非お願いいたします。あなたが知りたいこと,見たいものなど何でもいいので何かあれば教えてください。これを読んで下さった皆様へPeace, love and Joy.


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Saturday, 22 August 2015

iRIE iDRIN "BIG UP "Metal key-chain now on eBay. Proceeds from sales to help build schools and buy stationary for Jamaican youth through the ROCKHOUSE FOUNDATION

 eBay Link

What is the Big Up key-chain. 

    The "Big Up" keychain came from " iRIE iDRIN" LINE sticker ( A Jamaican made patois emoji set for "Line messenger"). It's one of the most used stickers in the set and you can see why. I decided to make the illustration into a key-chain as a collectors item because in my mind this is history and it needs to be solidified, not just in digital format. I wanted people to hold my idea in their hands and what better way to do that than to create a wicked looking key-chain. You are not going to see such a well crafted key-chain like this everyday. 
The size of the key-chain 50 mm* 50mm , quite a decent size and trust me when I say they look criss. I rock one with my keys everyday.

A photo posted by Rockhouse Foundation (@rockhousefoundation) on
Why I decided to donate to the Rockhouse foundation 

     I  wanted a way to help/build Jamaica while I was living in Japan but I didn't know how. So one day while looking around on eBay, I saw that you could donate a percentage of your sales per item to a foundation. So immediately I searched for foundations that were based or affiliated with Jamaica and that's how I found Rockhouse. So I went on their website and did my research.  I liked  their approach , they were open like a nerd's book. They had videos showing  how they used the money they received to employ people from the rural communities to build/ remake schools in the area. So they weren't only helping the children but the entire community benefited and I though to myself " this is truly wonderful".  At first I was thinking to donate 100% but I'm not in that position yet haha. 
The cost per a keychain shipped is $10 and from that, Rockhouse will receive $2.50 , the shipping cost worldwide ranges from $2-$4 , and then of course there is the cost of production for the key-chains and other expenses such as packaging,  delivery and Ebay/ paypal fees.  I practically break even and that's fine with me. 

Hopes for this endeavor

       I hope that people will see what I'm trying to do and even if they don't buy the key-chain, they will be motivated to give back to Jamaica and remember  that they can do something to help no matter where in the world they are.  I also hope it will motivate other Jamaican entrepreneurs to think of ways they can give back to our beautiful island.In the future, I plan to expand my fundraising activities in creative ways. Even though I'm not based in Jamaica at the moment, everything I do represents and is for Jamaica.  

Thank you for reading ,  BIG UP YUHSELF & BIG UP JAMAICA

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Scliffy Line sticker ( what exactly is it?)

Scliffy is the third Line sticker I've created ( actually my fourth ) for some reason Scliffy got approved faster than the sticker set I had in review before it. I'm guessing because I used simple English in this set. ( or the reviewer just liked what he saw). Scliffy actually took one month to be approved and seemed really fast compared to other sets I have on the network. My other stickers took 3- 4 months to be approved. 
 What is Scliffy? 

Some people think he's a ghost , some think it's  radish ( in the sticker description it says it's a radish) And others think it's an alien or a carrot.
Well it's "watever" you want it to be. For me, I know what I want it to be. The theme that I went with for most of the expressions was positivity and the law of attraction. I wanted a sticker set with some motivational phrases to uplift viewers and also to represent the positive aspects of the scliff. 

Where did the idea come from?

I was thinking of a way to create a character that could pass for what I wanted it to be, but wouldn't appear to be what it was. It's a simple and unique character that I think many people will love. At first I was gonna make it a duo " scliffy and Chali" but in the end I decided to work with one character and refined him. "Scliffy Second" is already in the works and he is even more refined. 

I'm taking my time with "Scliffy Second" and making sure to capture the essence of his character and build him into a brand that people can appreciate.  I really think this simple character will do big things. 
Please enjoy Scliffy and look out for "Scliffy Second". Thank you and bless up massive.