Week of June 13th, 2016 | LANGUAGE!! KC Derby Girls + Try To Stick Together

Captain America might not be lovin' one of the new T-Shirt designs this week (Language, people!), but these Kansas City Derby Girls are ready to class up the track with this one.

This week a few Warriors in Training requested a design they could intimidate some future opponents with, while still staying a little classy.  It started off with sketches of some key elements in the Derby world. A Unicorn and roller skates. Because Roller Derby girls are one-of-a-kind, beautiful, magical creatures kickin' butt in some old school skates. 

Roller Derby Unicorn and Roller Skates Sketch Jlane Design

As usual, after the sketching is done, it all gets scanned in to the computer and where it all magically transforms into the final design below. Ok, there's some skill involved in the process, but everyone assumes it's magic so I don't want to kill their dreams.

Derby Boss Roller Derby T-Shirt Design Model Jlane Design Redbubble

"Derby Boss" is now available in my Redbubble shop in a variety of styles and colors. If you're looking for other ways to intimidate your opponent off the track, check out some other products below. Stickers, mugs and a killer backpack to throw your skates in, plus a lot more.

So grab some new gear, class up your training sessions and intimidate the crap out of those other girls!

Since the Roller Derby Shirt was a special request this week, I decided to fulfill another special request from a fan all the way from the UK. That's right, there's one more T-shirt release this week and it's gonna look really familiar too. I also feel like it's following in theme this week with the Roller Derby girls new shirt.  Roller Derby is a team sport for sure, and it encourages women to work together, boost each other's self confidence and I definitely think it helps teach women to be strong and independent. Much like our beloved female heroines in Star Wars.

I know you've all seen the "Don't Rescue Me" and "Don't Hold My Hand" t-shirt designs I've released this year. I have to say these two are my favorite ones by far and apparently yours too. I love hearing from my fans and seeing their posts, wearing these designs. It makes my heart happy, because it sends such a positive message to women of all ages.  

Awhile back I received an email from an awesome fan from the UK, named Emma. Her and her best friend loved these designs so much, that they wanted to see if I would be able to combine both onto one shirt! I couldn't resist fulfilling the heartwarming request. So along with these designs still being available on individual shirts, they are now available together on one shirt! Princess Leia and Rey, our true female rebels.

"Stick Together" is now available on my Teepublic shop in a variety of styles and colors. The best part is it's also on sale all weekend long, so grab it for a great deal while you can. 

So a BIG THANKS to superfan Emma! I hope you love it as much as I do! Also a huge thanks to the Kansas City Roller Derby Warriors in Training!! I hope you kick some major butt in these new tees and tanks! Feel free to post photos of your awesome items when you get them!!

Make sure you're following me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter cause next month (July) I'm doing a BIG giveaway that you definitely don't want to miss out on.

What an awesome way to end the week, making some amazing fans super happy! Until next week, May The Force Be With You, ALL! 

Week of February 15th, 2016 | The Psycho + What's Your Favorite Kind of Crazy?

Hi, Puddin’! It’s Friday and if that doesn’t put a smile on your face, then maybe the new T-shirt release this week will.  Last week I previewed some sketches I had been working on for this new design. Were you able to guess who those weapon’s belonged too?  Here’s a refresher below:

Progress pieces like the one above can really show how these designs get made. I know more than a few artists that still sketch the old school way, like you see here, with paper and pencil. I also know a lot of artists who fully embrace new technology and create their artwork digitally with a fancy tablet like the Wacom Cintiq Creative Pen Display.  These tablets are fantastic as it’s basically a direct digital drawing pad.  I definitely hope to upgrade to one of these, but for now I still love the feeling of pencil to paper. The process is a little slower that the direct digital tablets, considering I sketch on paper, scan in my sketches, the re-draw them digitally in programs such as Adobe Illustrator. However, it still gets the job done and I’m still having fun.

You can see below a little video of how the process of redrawing the sketch works in Adobe Illustrator. This is a sped up process being shown, so trust there’s a lot more time involved to achieving the above final colored version.

Right about now, you’re probably saying “That’s great Jessica, I have no idea what you’re talking about…technology?…words?…can you please just show us this new awesome shirt?”  Yes, you impossible and impatient fans.  This new T-Shirt release is a jump into the dark side of my Female Heroine Series and Choose Your Adventure design.  You can’t have a hero without a villain, right? So why leave them out. Especially when there’s so many great ones to choose from. And I really wanted to do a Harley Quinn shirt for a while, now. Here’s the new design. 'The Psycho'. It’s now available on my Teepublic shop for $14 all weekend. So make sure you take advantage of this deal before it goes full price.  There’s tons of styles to choose from, Tees, Tanks, Prints and now Phone Cases…iPhone 6 and Samsung 6 cases too!

With so many great female villains to choose from for inspiration, I want to hear from you guys who YOU would like to see more artwork for? What’s your kind of crazy? I encourage you all to leave your responses below or comment on my Facebook page along with this post. I think it’s time we take our relationship to the next level and start some social interacting. I appreciate you all for sticking with me this long.

Week of February 8th, 2016 | A Scavenger, A Princess, A Wizard... + Squad Goals

And we’re the five best friends that anyone could have, oh the five best friends…ok, I’ll stop singing and get on with it.

This week was all about being inspired by my last T-Shirt release, ‘Choose Your Adventure’  It was a combination of some of my favorite female leads in films past, present and future.  It has all the empowerment for little girls and adult girls everywhere, with all the geekiness they need in their life. It’s available now for your little ones, you must get them started early with this really cute onesie on my Redbubble shop. And while you’re watching your wee one dreaming of which female hero she can be when she grows up, start drinking a lot of coffee in the this mug, because she’s not gonna be napping long.

Now all that inspiration lead to five new designs this week. FIVE! Granted most of the artwork was all ready made last week, so that made this daring fete possible.  Most likely I won’t be releasing five new design in one week again…maybe…we’ll see.  Realizing there are so many fandoms out there and these are some of my top fav, I notice they aren’t everyone’s. So what happens when you have chosen your ultimate hero/female badass. Well you buy one of the individual shirts of course.

Here’s all five individual shirts available now on my Teepublic shop in a variety of styles and colors. You can get them all weekend long for only $14. It’s a great deal…I know. So which one will you choose?  You can go directly to them by clicking on your favorite below! 

Could you imagine if your squad consisted of the five women above…unstoppable, that’s all I have to say. 

Speaking of Squad.  I started on some sketching for my next round of designs.  Can you guess who these weapons belong to? And who else is excited about Suicide Squad? I know there’s a lot of mixed feelings, but I’m going with it. I’m a little excited about it, maybe a lot.

That’s it for this week! I hope everyone has a super amazing weekend! Make sure to follow me on Instagram to see all the sketch progress I’ll making next week on new designs. Until then…MTFBWY!

Harley Quinn's Hammer and Cork Gun Sketch

Week of February 1st, 2016 | All The Fangirls + Choose Your Adventure

I’m a few days late on the post. My recaps of what I’m working on in the Studio are usually posted on Fridays, but I’ve got something stellar for you guys and it just needed some extra time.  

Last week was filled with some freelance work and my own new T-shirt design. It was a busy week, but I got through it all and I’m able to release a new design today for you all.

I know recently I’ve been talking a lot about all the new exciting movies coming out in this year and I kept racking my brain on how I could encompass all of my favorites into one very cool design.  After a few weeks of sketching and tweaking designs I finally came up with this one. Not only does it have all my favorite past, present and future fandoms, but the theme is really every fangirl’s daydream.

 Leia's Blaster and  Hermione's Wand Sketch

Leia's Blaster and  Hermione's Wand Sketch

Battling against the First Order, fighting for gender equality, saving Han Solo from carbonatedefeating dark magic or busting’ some creepy ghosts…every girl has imagined themselves as the hero of those stories at some point. And this new design has all of these, now you can "Choose Your Adventure".

 Choose Your Adventure Baseball Tee and T-Shirt available on    Teepublic

Choose Your Adventure Baseball Tee and T-Shirt available on Teepublic

This design is available on my Teepublic shop for the next 3 days for only $14. So make sure to check out all the different styles and colors available as well as prints and phone cases. 

This new shirt has all the empowerment for little girls and adult girls everywhere. It’s so inspiring seeing young girls cosplay as the new female cast of Ghostbuster, at conventions now.  The feedback from parents who have taken their kids to see The Force Awakens and seeing their girl’s faces light up at watching Rey on screen. I can only hope this female empowerment continues with great woman with lead roles in the geek world and beyond.

I hope you like the new design, there’s another design coming this week that should pair nicely with this. So stay tuned, and as always…MTFBWY!