Giving Back…Our Foster Dogs

Here at Mr. Tees we like to give back a little bit every now and then. One way we do that is by fostering dogs! We work with a local rescue group, Dog Networking Agents. They find homes for dogs that come from a variety of situations. Some are strays others are owner surrenders. Either way they need a new home and a family of their own. We’ve had 3 fosters find homes since February!

Here is our first foster Stella! She is such a sweet baby. She came into the shelter as a stray. No one knew her story but they knew she was too sweet to leave there by herself. Being a pitty mix AND heart worm positive made her chances of adoption slim. So we agreed to take her as our first foster. We gave her all of her treatments and taught her manners. We showed her love and watched her little personality come to life. After several months of looking for just the right family for her she hit the jackpot and went to her furever home.

Stella

She found a great family!!

Here is Lil Miss Fancy Pants! Okay, her name really isn’t Lil’ Miss Fancy Pants. It’s just Fancy, but she was so sassy she deserved the full name! She came into the shelter as an owner surrender. She was terrified and didn’t understand what was going on. So we decided to foster her. It didn’t take long for this lovely senior pup (she is 10 years old!) to find a momma that just loves her to pieces.

Fancy Pants

Our third foster is Fantastic Mr. Jack, or as I like to call him Jumpin’ Jack Flash. We got him by accident. He just need a place to stay while his original foster mom had to go out of town. At not quite a year old he’s was still a puppy. He bonded with our grand pup so now he’s kinda a foster failure since he’s staying in the family with his new BFF.

Fantastic Mr. Jack

We hope to have many more successful foster dogs in our future.

Artwork, Concept to Completion

It’s often interesting to see how artwork can start as a hand drawing or a basic concept and ends up as a completed, digital, ready for screen printing piece of art.

Often people come by or call and have an idea in their head of what they want their finished product to look like. For some they know exactly what they want and have something put together for us to use. For others they have elements and general ideas of what they want but need some help putting it all together. Below is an illustration of what artwork sometimes starts as and where it ends up.

We started with an idea. We wanted a new Mr. Tees. A rat fink Mr. Tees to be specific! So we called a friend of ours, Mat Woodworth at Bold Line Design and told him our idea. A few days later he sent us this! And it was a good start. From there we discussed edits and changes.

Original Concept

Then it was put into a graphic design program which smoothed out the edges, cleaned up the lines and added more details to the line drawing. He’s starting to look pretty good!

Digital No Color

And finally some color was added! Once all the details were worked out and we made all the changes it was time to add color. This is the final product. From here we can print films and get him on some shirts!

Full color

Pretty neat huh?