D.I.Y. Tee Shirt

My nephew accepted a scholarship to the Stop-Motion school at Hampshire College in New Hampshire last summer, very exciting.  So I decided, as a gift, to make him a tee-shirt for the occasion.  I created a cartoon character that resembled him in four different poses.  The image below has each of the original drawings and the final print for the tee-shirt and I thought I would go through my process with you.

I began by drawing a character, the first drawing, that was the cartoon version of my nephew.  Next I laid tracing paper over the first drawing and drew his arms in various positions and changed his facial expression to match and I did this three times.  I ended up with four Jackson’s and ran them through Photo Shop and colored each a different color and dropped a film background in and added the text for the school.  The final print for the tee-shirt is the first picture in the image.  Using the direct to garment print process I had the final graphic added to the tee-shirt.

In my opinion, the tee-shirt turned out pretty good and my nephew was both surprised and very happy with the gift.

Enjoy and keep drawing!

K Lentz

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