Custom T-Shirts

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  1. BeauIXI New Member

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    I don't know if you guys know this, but I really like to draw.. I'm not professional, but just today, I painted two shirts, and wanted to know what you guys thought. They are just practice shirts, so don't get too abrasive..

    if anyone else has T-Shirts they've painted, please don't hesitate to put 'em up!

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    I'm going to re-make this Radiohead one on black for a friend's birthday.. I wanted to do Kid A, but liked the Minotaur too much to pass it up.

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    This one's based off of a plastic cobra gear shifter on some car my sister and I saw yesterday.. It's also the name of the first song of our newly formed metal band, "Bitch Saw", which will also most likely be featured on a T-Shirt. "Snake shift! Cobra gearbox!!"
     
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    not bad , not bad.
    with some training it can be really awsome.

    what kind of paint do you use?

    made me wanna try also
     
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    I just used my mom's acrylic paints and her brushes.. If I wanted it to seep into the cotton, I used more water, if I wanted more texture or shine, I laid it on straight. :) I'm pretty happy about how they turned out. I figured they'd be harder to do.

    Basically my first time painting, too, not to mention painting shirts, so yeah, with some training, definitely better than these prototypes.
     
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    i like that first tee .

    wery cool thread. i hope if anyone else makes their own tes post them up too.

    I have made a tee once too but made it with a stencil, is it that its called. When you have letters cut out on paper or something else and then ley it on whatever you want the words to be printed on and just spray paint on it, and the you havve the words on the tee/wall/whatever.

    did anyone get what i meant. Cant find better words. my english is limited.:oops:
     
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    Yeah dude, that's what I did for the block text on the second shirt, except I just dabbed on the red with a brush.

    Way cool. :) We used to do that in highschool. 'You ever do like, layered stencils? You spray on the red, then the blue, then the black, etc?
     
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    The first one looks really nice! But shouldn't you go with darker tees? White tees usually get dirty very quickly and I'm afraid part of your piece would go with a wash.
     
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    Yeah, well they really are practices, but the first one will be redone on black, to resemble the album cover better.

    Also, on the ones I'll want to give as gifts, I won't use the arms and backs to wipe off excess puke-coloured paint. :)
     
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    Looking great bro
    I don't have any artistic skill at all, it would be nice if i could paint it like you do.
    If i can, i would paint every t-shirt of mine.
    keep practicing bro, i think you have the potential bro
     
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    they look cool, man, but what about washing? does the paint stay? did you try washing it yet? but i like the overall idea!
     
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    Thanks guys,

    Offya: I'm pretty sure there's a spray people use. Either that or just don't wash them. Haha. It's all cotton, anyway. Wear for six months.
     
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    hahaha...wear for 6 months! :shock::shock: you'll gonna smell like a homeless at east hastings, man!
     
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    got theses 2 off ebay some guy made them.

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    i have seen those somewhere berfore.........dont remember where tho....


    And

    Keep up the good work BeauIXI
    and be shure to update us on what you do with your tees.
     
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    i posted them some were else here, but i dont rember were.
     
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    Love the shirts man! Normally I would go with fabric paint as it tends to stick on better but they look great. Also love the ebay ones.
     
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    i think the monsters outside ones were on hypebeast a long time ago, they have a myspace here:

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=78148718

    as for painting, i've done some stencils with spraypaint on to shirts...no pics but they were for a friend's band for them to wear at a show, and i know he still wears it. the paint's been pretty good in the washer too, still very visible and looks fine after more than a few washes. i think i used rustoleum or something, it was a rock/texture looking paint.
     
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    WOW! i didnt even know that! i just saw them on ebay and thought they were cool!
     
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    not bad
    I would invest in some silk screening supplies though (readily available in Van for sure)
    You can get screens for next to nothing, and buy some cheap ink...they result looks much better/less craft sale/paint pen (not saying that's what your shit looks like...)

    Otherwise the concepts look dope.
     
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    nice talent, good creativity.
    prooooops
     
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    Those eBay shirts look really nice. BeauIXI, i really like the first shirt for some reason haah. keep up the good work and throw up some fit pics while your at it.
     

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