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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

T-Shirt Series: Sword Tattoo and Remyngton Rifle

Choosing a design for my brother in law was easy.  He did a lot of drawing in high school, and was really quite gifted.  (I'm sure he still is, but he hasn't drawn anything to speak of in ages.)  One of his more elaborate drawings featured a girl with a simple sword tattoo on her arm.

My husband liked it enough that he later had the design tattooed on his own arm, and James decided that he would someday get it tattooed on his forearm.  That hasn't happened yet, but in the meantime, I thought that a t-shirt would be perfect.

And it was.  Brandon used Paint to put it together, then traced it directly from his computer screen, as he did for the Proto Man shirt.  He did the ironing and spraying, I did the dabbing.

Our friend Jeremy is into guns.  Like, really into guns.  Naturally, his shirt must have something to do with guns.  We toyed around with a few different ideas, until it occurred to Brandon to combine Jeremy's nickname, Remy, with Remington, the firearms manufacturer.  Add in a bit of Photoshop magic, compliments of yours truly, and


Genius, right?  We took the modified logo and put it inside the silhouette of a Remington ACR, which Brandon traced from his screen.

Here's the finished product:

Again, Brandon did the ironing, and again, the details came out perfectly.  I don't have a picture of him in it, yet, but I'll post it when I do!

1 comment:

Corinnea said...

Your series of shirts are awesome! How fun that you and Brandon worked together on them.