Ask me anything

http://society6.com/LouisRoskosch
my store!

louisroskosch@gmail.com
contact me here about commisions.

ignoranimus asked: Speaking of Leeroy and Popo, any chance of a sequel? I loved the first one. Sorry if you get asked this a lot!

i plan to start drawing more later this year, dunno if it will be published or not though. 

20 hours ago
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pandaliondeathart asked: What is thy flavourite pizzzzza?

http://www.fieldoffice.co/berlin-wood-fired-pizza/

this one. simple, but it was unexpectedly good.

1 week ago
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pandaliondeathart asked: How many hours of sleep you function best on?

the classic 8.

1 week ago
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pandaliondeathart asked: What are your thoughts on McVities Ginger Snaps?

what i think about them is, they should be called ginger NUTS!

1 week ago
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http://society6.com/LouisRoskosch?promo=f0bfeb follow this link for free shipping and $5 off!

http://society6.com/LouisRoskosch?promo=f0bfeb follow this link for free shipping and $5 off!

1 week ago
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louisroskosch:

hyrule airlines

http://www.theyetee.com/ this is up for sale on the yetee today!

louisroskosch:

hyrule airlines

http://www.theyetee.com/ this is up for sale on the yetee today!

1 week ago
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torofoot! up for sale on www.teefury.com today only!

torofoot! up for sale on www.teefury.com today only!

2 weeks ago
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ere’s something i did recently for a project called the war to settle the score. about wrestlers. although i would of rather drawn iron shiek, haku was still a cool second choice. he has a reputation behind the scenes as being one of the most legit tough guys in the business. even when he was 14 he was known as the toughest guy on the island where he is from. there are a lot of storys of him getting into bar fights and just laying waste to everyone, ripping off noses, ears, eyes, ripping jaws out with his bare hands. ect.this guy was not to be messed with..

ere’s something i did recently for a project called the war to settle the score. about wrestlers. although i would of rather drawn iron shiek, haku was still a cool second choice. he has a reputation behind the scenes as being one of the most legit tough guys in the business. even when he was 14 he was known as the toughest guy on the island where he is from. there are a lot of storys of him getting into bar fights and just laying waste to everyone, ripping off noses, ears, eyes, ripping jaws out with his bare hands. ect.
this guy was not to be messed with..

2 weeks ago
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adampeerb asked: Hi! I just wanted to say I really enjoy your art work. About a year ago I bought Leeroy and Popo and yet I just discovered your tumblr today! So, thanks for making and sharing inspiring work!

thanks a lot dude!

1 day ago
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pandaliondeathart asked: D'oh! I missed the "do" in the last query. Oh well, dost thou generally prefer the company of people or a party of one?

a bit of both. 

1 week ago
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pandaliondeathart asked: What, in your opinion, is the most overrated drink?

coke. they use it to clean up blood and clean engines and stuff.. what’s so good about that?

1 week ago
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Anonymous asked: I loved your Leeroy and Popo Comic! I was wondering if another one was in the making?

kind of on the back burner but i will continue leeroy and popo even if i have to end up putting them online for free!

1 week ago
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http://1001camisetas.com/2014/04/entrevista-a-louis-roskosch.html i was recently interviewed about tee shirts on this website.

its in spanish so i will post the english here.

Little presentation. Who is Louis Roskosch?

I am a British t-shirt designer / illustrator /comics artist from the rural shire of Dorset. I graduated with an animation degree but have only worked one animation job (in China) I did background/colour work. I have one comic published about a bear and dinosaur who are best palz but they are massive losers (the adventures of Leeroy and Popo). And I have done all sorts of illustration jobs. I have been making tee-shirt designs since 2008 but mostly as a side hobby. In august last year i started to put most of my focus on tee shirts (-and freelance illustration jobs- when i get good ones). I hope to get back to making some comics again soon too!

Tell us about your design process. Which steps do you follow?

For tee shirts the first thing is the idea. I don’t generally sit down to think of shirt ideas, I think the best ones just pop into your head. So i write ideas down in mysketchbook whenever i get them. I have a mahoosive list of ideas that i try to select the best from and then organize that into another list that I plan to draw. It wasn’t always this smooth though. When I first started drawing pop culture tees it felt quite unnatural. I really had to push myself to come up with anything decent, my first ideas sucked ass.

Sometimes I thumbnail the drawing in my sketchbook, and sometimes i just go straight to the rough drawing, depending on how complicated it is. I use photoshop and an intuos4 but i really wish i had a cintiq. I used to use real pencils/ lightbox but over time the process has become more digital and cyborgificated. But i don’t think anyone would really notice as my style is more natural and hand drawn looking than shiny and sparkly. 

You have a very personal style. We love it! How would you describe it and how have you reach it?

How would i describe it? Louis style.

how did i reach it? Just from drawing a lot I think. I try not to put too much thought into style, i just try to be creative when i am making a new picture and use the tools i have picked up along the way to best suit the picture i am doing.

How do you manage to be in so many different t-shirt platforms (Design by hümans, Threadless, Society6, The Yetee, Teepublic, Teefury,…)? Which one is your favorite?

There are a lot of tee shirt sites out there, more than i will ever know about. It’s hard to keep track of them all so i just keep my eye on a few. My faves areyetee, teefury and shirtwoot. The print on demand websites do take a lot of time to manage its true, but its basically work. You get out of it what you put in really so its all good.

Could you give any advice or tip to the rising designers? Specially to the t-shirt designers.

Fho sho. Here are some random snippets of things that have helped me along the way, and could possibly help others too!

    • When i first started i read all of jimiyo’s blogs http://blog.jimiyo.com/ about the tee business, a few times over. That was extremely helpful as i knew next to nothing when i started. He posts a lot of good stuff on facebook too.
    • Talking to other tee artists really helped me a lot. I changed my whole ‘tee shirt plan of action’ that i had been using for months after talking to one dude. Tee shirt artists seem to all be a rather helpful bunch and are not shy with sharing the wisdom. I learned a shit ton just from talking to like 3 guys a handful of times.
    • Keep making designs. Best way to improve and best way to get a chance of hitting a winner is to keep making designs, make as many as possible! Over time you start to figure out what works and get the shit ones out of your system.
    • If you get a hunch that an idea is good, go with it and don’t over think it too much. Some designs are just good and they don’t always need to make much sense.
  • Try not to draw things ‘on model’ it can be boring and end up looking bootleggy. Developing your own original and recognizable style will pay off better in the long run for you. And besides it’s fun to see an original take on a character and not just the same official art copied over and over again.

Your main inspiration source: food
A T-shirt color: navy
A dream client: Nintendo
A movie: Takeshi Kitano movies
A series: Breaking bad, The Sopranos
A band: nile
A book/comic book: Leeroy and Popo
PC or MAC? pc
Cupcakes or pizza? I can eat pizza every day.
V neck tshirts. Yes or no? yea.

1 week ago
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theyetee:

Hyrule Airlines by Louis Roskosch
Master Keyblade by Drew Wise

$11 each on 04/07 at The Yetee

1 week ago
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cargo97:

louisroskosch:

turtle ninja.

He is suppose to have a nunchaku, or a blue headband…but not a orange headband and a katana.

o rlly? 

we got a turtle expert over here!

cargo97:

louisroskosch:

turtle ninja.

He is suppose to have a nunchaku, or a blue headband…but not a orange headband and a katana.

o rlly? 

we got a turtle expert over here!

2 weeks ago
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