Have you checked out this week’s new tees? This week, we asked each artist what their artistic process is like. The answers may surprise you!
“I saw the opportunity to integrate art with a pocket, so I made a warning about the danger of putting pens in a pocket! It was laborious to create inkblots that looked real. Another important point was to give three-dimensional character to the pens by creating levels of different shades for each pen. The process was a mixture of drawing, brushes, and images.” Buy this tee now!
“I love art with unfinished or rough impression. Splattered brush strokes and mixing colors that create other colors. ‘Thunder Power’ is what I mean!” Buy this tee now!
“Inconsistent…to say the least. Usually, it’s not so much a process as a race to get my ideas down on paper before I forget them or fall out of love with them. I just hope something I like comes out the other side.” Buy this tee now!
"My ideas come mostly as I’m falling asleep or waking up, which is when, I’m told, we are at our most creative. I also get a lot of inspiration from image sites like Pinterest and Flickr. For this design, I was reading a lot about the situation polar bears find themselves in, and decided I’d like to make a t-shirt that grabbed the eye first, and created sympathy for them second. I really love using the tee as an intrinsic part of the design, rather than something to put a design on, so making the tee represent the ocean made sense. Once I had the concept down, I played around with the visual side, seeing what shapes of ice might look best on the dark shirt. I did this by cutting out white ‘chunks’ of paper and experimenting with their placement and size on a dark piece of mountboard." Buy this tee now!
“Everything is done digitally. In this design we used lines, blocking, and little ink streaks to give the impression of comic art, as well as bright colors to make it more eye catching.” Buy this tee now!
“Neon Dead was inspired from old SEGA and SuperNES cover art, during a bygone time when video game decisions relied heavily on how beautiful the cover art looked. Christmas morning in the ‘90s meant so much more to some kids.” Buy this tee now!