07/01/2014 Top Picks – Daily Shirt Designs

Good and evil. Light and dark. Positive and negative. Day and night. Any of these dichotomies could describe the relationship between adoptive brothers Thor and Loki. I present this conflict today in the form of two designs.

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It’s not hard to imagine Loki embracing his power and status among the ancient civilizations is it? With that charm, wit, and cunning one couldn’t help but feel the presence of a god.

07/01/14 Top Pick; Loki-Tut

star Composition –  Bold, well-balanced render of this God of Mischief.

star Texture – I love the repeated horizontal lines in this design creating dynamic patterns. The small intricate lines create a variety of textures throughout the design. I especially enjoy the circular lines in the horns.

Thank You Jimiyo

Buy This Shirt! Loki-Tut

 

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The metaphorical “light in the darkness” comes through here quite literally with the God of Thunder, Thor! While he may not be able to match Loki’s brains, he makes up for it with his formidable brawn. He also has a great butt, just ask Natalie Portman. 😛

07/01/14 Top Pick; God of Thunder Returns

star Composition – Beautiful and dynamic angle. The figure is also in a great action pose.

star Color – Wonderful use of positive and negative space. I really enjoy the teal thin outline around the negative space figure. The bright stark thunder bolt creates a wonderful contrast against the dark scene.

Thank You Six Eyed Monster

Buy This Shirt! The God of Thunder Returns

06/18/2104 Top Picks – Daily Shirt Designs

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06/18/14 Top Pick; Bete De L’Apocalypse

Great design depicting Hellboy as a prancing demon, labeled with his real name Anung Un Rama (“Upon his brow is set a crown of flames”).

starColor – Nice creamy light yellow paired with the deep crimson red creates a nice contrast.

starConcept – Interesting concept of having Hellboy look like the infamous French Quina Imp Poster.

Thank You Spicy Monocle

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06/18/14 Top Pick; Headlight Glasses

His side slicked hair, light gray suit, and bright red tie make Pee-Wee easily recognizable.

starComposition – Wonderfully balanced frame around main figure. The horrors of the forest seem to surround poor Pee-Wee.

starLines and Forms – Each animal is nicely formed and rendered in an etch like quality. I really enjoy the bear in the top right. His open mouth and glowing eyes look amazing.

Thank You Dave Quiggle

Buy This Shirt! Headlight Glasses

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06/18/14 Top Pick; Dark Fiction

Both seductively appealing and horned, this is a match made in hell.

starConcept – These two super villains would make an awesome evil team! These two would definitely “shepherd the week though the valley of darkness”.

starLines and Forms – Nice, clean simplified render of both characters.

Thank You Zerobriant

Buy This Shirt! Dark Fiction

05/28/2014 Top Picks – Daily Shirt Designs

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05/28/14 Top Pick; Close Encounter

Where’s my pump-action shotgun? “I like to keep it handy… for close encounters”.

starTexture – Wonderful dripping wet effect.

starColor scheme – Awesome dimensionality developed with color. The bright green gives the design an acidic look. While the bright white teeth against the black background almost shine like metal.

starAppeal – The bright colors on the dark background really make this design pop. The large size of the Alien head coming towards you is definitely eye-catching and a little scary.

Thank You InkOne

Buy This Shirt! Close Encounter

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05/28/14 Top Pick; Def Loki

“Hypnotized, I’m shakin’ to my knees”

starExecution – Wonderful translation of the original Def Leppard album cover.

starColor Scheme – Great selection of colors. They all harmoniously glow. I really enjoy how the Loki helmet shines brightest in the center giving the design a 3-d effect.

starComplexity – The wonderful dynamic angles keep the eyes moving throughout the design.

Thank You JuanFoo

Buy This Shirt! Def Loki

05/22/2014 Top Picks – Daily Shirt Designs

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05/22/14 Top Pick; Sons Of Mischief

It’s true, some girls love bad boys. Just look at this rendering of Loki. What’s not to love about this mischievous supervillain? Everything about this design is perfect. I’m speechless! This shirt leaves me in awe. I love the color choices. I love the composition. I could almost kiss Loki’s face (sorry Thor!). Medusa, I would love to see your process!

Thank You MedusaTheDollmaker

Buy The Shirt! Sons of Mischief 

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05/22/14 Top Pick; Ken & Ryu’s Street Fighting Academy

Hadouken. Shoryuken. Tatsumaki. These are some of the moves you will learn at this Shoto academy! I really enjoy the warm color palette on the navy blue shirt. By substituting the whites for a light cream color it keeps with the same family of colors and the overall design appears warm. The arrows create a nice texture for the circular frame and illustrate the move inputs. The gradation along with the bold light lines convey the motion of the dynamic upward moving fist. All in all, this shirt scores a total KO!

Thank You OdysseyRoc

Buy The Shirt! Ken & Ryu’s Street Fighting Academy

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05/22/14 Top Pick; The Sleeping Rose

One of my all time favorite Disney movies! Yes, I already bought my ticket to go watch Maleficent on opening weekend!! Wonderful romantic design. Aurora aka Briar Rose, is lovingly placed on a soft pillow as she slumbers. The many delicate folds of her covers are soft and decorated with roses. Her frame is wonderfully detailed. It shows the balance between the evil bright poisonous green enchantment and her good pink blossoming roses. My favorite part is the bright glowing green, pink, and blue spots in the center. They nicely represent her loving Fairy Godmothers Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather.

Thank You Nados

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03/20/2014 Top 3 Picks- Daily Shirt Design

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03/20/14 Top 3 Pick; The Trickster

Wonderful mash-up of clever villains. The God of Mischief looks well in the Joker makeup. The amount of detail on the figure’s face really portrays the artist’s intent to combine both characters. If the actor, Tom Hiddleston, actually put on Joker makeup, this is exactly what he would look like. The high shine, sleek effect given to Loki’s head dress is MARVELous on black.  The stark white, disembodied head looks intriguing and ominous.

Thank You davecollinson

Buy This Shirt! The Trickster

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03/20/14 Top 3 Pick; King of Kings

Awesome use of the glow in the dark gimmick. The concept of changing and the contrast of light and dark work well for the subject matter. The lights on version of Walter White portrays him broken and disintegrating on the blue meth crystals. The lights off version portrays Heisenberg,  the shady dark side of the the alter ego of this character. The metamorphous of the shirt nicely mirrors the change in the character in the show.

Thank You austinjames

Buy This Shirt!King of Kings

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03/20/14 Top 3 Pick; The Thriller

Today must be a “I Love black shirts with a disembodied head” day.

The king of the grim and macabre is strikingly shaded using light tones on a dark background. I enjoy the treatment of  the highlights in the figure’s hair. It looks shiny and well groomed. The light tones on the forehead create a gravitational pull towards the eyes. The placement of the text near his enthralling eyes, creates movement from figure to text.

Thank You ShasteenFrey

Buy This Shirt! The Thriller