The Simpsons Time Lapse Digital Painting 1080HD

by 11.21.2013

It’s been printed! Available now from Threadless:

This is a time lapse recording of my submission to The Simpsons t-shirt challenge on Threadless. The illustration was made in Photoshop CS5 using a Wacom Intuos 5 tablet, and recorded on Camtasia (in glorious 1080HD) over a span of about 3 weeks, totalling well over 100 hours of drawing time.

The Brief:

Your challenge is to create a t-shirt design that celebrates any aspect of The Simpsons, from Homer’s bumbling slapstick to Sideshow Bob’s dastardly evil.

Choo-choo-choose one character or several for a design that will make Homer shout “Woo hoo!” Set all four fingers to work on a perfectly cromulent design; if you’re lucky, your tee might be sold as far away as Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook!


The longest-running scripted show in television history, THE SIMPSONS exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. Currently in production on its record-annihilating 25th season, THE SIMPSONS has won 27 Emmy Awards and been nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short “The Longest Daycare.” They have been the subject of a hit feature film, created a revolutionary virtual coaster ride at Universal Studios, received a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame and been honored with five U.S. postal stamps personally designed by Matt Groening. Named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time Magazine, in 2013 Entertainment Weekly named THE SIMPSONS the Greatest American Sitcom.

THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Al Jean are the Executive Producers. Film Roman, a Starz Media Company, is the animation house.

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