Monday, May 26, 2008

Blue Octopus

This is a shirt that was picked up at a thrift store. It was two dollars. It is brown and blue, and neat. But it didn't have any thing of interest, and the pattern was just kind of... boring. So, I like brown and blue together, so I added a blue octopus. He is cool. I added the tricycle logo on the back shoulder, but I don't know if i want to keep that anymore. what the hell am i going to call the shirts? and when will I stop keeping them?

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This is a shirt i re-did. I felt it looked fine before, but I only bought it for the white sleeve stripes, and it was like 4 bucks. Clearance rack style. However, I have nothing to do with basketball, even remotely, nor Staten Island. I thought, who cares, right? like anyone cares.


this shirt, for some reason, begs people to inquire. Do you play basketball? Are you from Staten Island? And when I tell them no, they are just... totally thrown off.

So i said, let's ditch this bitch. So we covered it here and there, and let the old shirt show through just a little bit, as a reminder that it used to be something else.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Above is the shirt before surgery. Brittany asked me to do a little diddy for her daddy, and she said he really enjoys cacti right now. So, I went that route.

I tried to bleach those rays in, but I quickly learned that it's not cotton. woopsy poopsy.

splashed paint helped. This is the front.

This is the back.
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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Sea Urchins?

Shirt Two for last week-how productive! I had this lavender button up that I had been meaning to do something with for about 2 years. I wouldn't normally wear lavender, unless it had something kind of neat on it.

I tried to make this into a shirt that had a few sea urchins. I wanted something simple, just sea urchins silouhettes. Well after cutting the stencils and painting the first one, I realized that this more looked like I had been attacked with a paintball gun, or a 1950's comic book fight scene. Instead of fighting it, I went with it, and just made an interesting pattern/design out of it.

I will try again to make a sea urchin shirt one day, but I think I will just make the image in photoshop, and pass it on to a print shop for silk screening. Detail is pretty hard in stencil and airbrush, but damn it.. I want an urchin shirt!

Hope you likey
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