Geisha T-Shirt And the Great Wave off Kanagawa
Here are some photos while making this Japanese inspired design of a Geisha ( Maiko )with the great wave. It looks pretty similar to my first Siren Geisha shirt I did from one of my drawings. I really liked that drawing and the great wave so I thought i should make another but a bit better as I didn’t quite like the halftone process I did to the drawing in order to transfer it into a t-shirt. This time, I did all this Illustration on the computer using Photoshop and SAI and nothing was draw on paper as the other one. In fact, I didn’t not even draw the Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa and just apply some effects to the original wood print image and fix some things to make it silk screen friendly. So on this one, I was able to get clean lines instead of the halftone lines and shadings I get by just halftoning the drawing.
It’s the first time I have tried this shading on my designs and I think i should try it more. It’s just basically using some brushes I created on Photoshop and some manga screentones like the one on the the umbrella I got off the internet. I want to focus my designs more in Japanese themed stuff so I think I need to start making more geisha shirts!. I just wish have more cool ideas instead of recycling stuff. LOL
after being hand Airbrushed with yellow and a bit of orange
chicago t-shirt skyline chi-town
I’m trying to update this website and I thought to make a nice footer yesterday… I like alot electric power lines so I wanted to do something with it… I ended up liking a lot that I thought it would make a nice t-shirt too, so I did some small changes to the final footer to make a Chicago T shirt even thought the houses and electric poles doesn’t relate too much…
I didn’t feel like drawing all this from scratch so I started browsing through some references pics to use and I applied some curves and black and white filters in Photoshop to make some silhouettes and make a rough collage.
So this is how it started…
I also used one of my photos of the Chicago skyline I took with my phone recently by the Adler Planetarium.
Most of the comp was done on Photoshop and did the final re-drawing on SAI as it makes better lines and its easier to edit them, besides I like that I can make the silhouettes comps I did on Photoshop transparent which I find it very useful, specially to make PNGs.
To make greys into a t-shirt with just a black color, I need to create halftones, sometimes it gets tricky to silkscreen but is still better than creating another 2 separate screens for the grey scales. it would be too much time consuming when just printing one or a few T-shirt as most them are made-to-order. So this method works perfect and still looks nice…
Chicago T shirt Skyline water tower
This is what I came out at first but then I liked a lot an electric pole with a lot of wires on it I have on the right side. I moved the water tower on the middle so i can get more of that pole but then again I didn’t like the composition. so after making quite some changes, I ended up moving the pole that I liked and just leave it like that, even thought I’m not quite happy with it…
Here are some other versions of it. I’m still trying to decide which one to use or what should I change. I really like to spray paint into the t-shirts, and create some gradients with the halftones and the paint… I like the one with the sort of sunset better but the morning or twilight looking and with the stars may fit better so it looks a bit as the Chicago flag… well, I’ll see which one I end up doing…
Chicago T shirt Sunset flag
Chicago flag T shirt skyline tee
Chicago flag T-shirt skyline electric poles
Diana Ross T-Shirt
Again, it’s been forever since my last post… I think I’ll be starting to post more often here….
Diana Ross T-Shirt
Making a Lana Del Rey t-shirt
Lana Del Rey T-Shirt
I quickly sprayed the stencils on some paper
I’m starting to spend more time on making stencils. Usually, I don’t have alot of patience making stencils but so far I like how they are turning. I think I will continue making T-shirts like this one.
P!nk T-shirt – Truth about love- hand airbrushed
Pink T-Shirt – hand Airbrushed