Clothing design might come easy for some of you, but for me, it involved trying to imagine what designs and colors I would wear and researching what's popular in T-shirt designs online and offline. Trying to find a running theme amongst the other entries at Ohh Deer wasn't very fruitful. There were bold, simple cartoons sprinkled among fine, detailed illustrations and everything in between! So with all of that, I started thinking of what I'd like my 3 entries to be like.
So many things to think about, really. Designs can't be too small or fine, colors can't be too bland or they'll just blend into the T-shirt.. gotta also imagine what the design would look like enlarged across someone's chest. I had a zillion ideas and had a lot of trouble narrowing them down to just the 3 designs I was allowed.
What you see above are the end results. I wanted to keep away from the popular, but extremely common, themes of floral borders, woodland animals and typography quotes. I kind of succeeded, but weakened at the florals.. I had too much fun painting blossoms for a recent project!
As much as I'd love and appreciate you clicking on my floral heart, Aussie animal friends or zen CurlieQ to boost my score for the competition, I would rather feedback and comments about the designs themselves if you'd care to share your thoughts? Trying to plan my ideas for this competition has been a hugely enjoyable learning process and I'd like to think that somewhere down the future of Gloriousmess!, there will be clothing and other wearables I can offer you!
P.S. If you're really keen on any of the designs, you can buy them off the above links from the ohhdeer.com site. These will be printed on demand, and will only be available until April 28th as part of the design competition. I've got nothing to do with it all (except to produce and upload the designs) and won't be earning a single penny off your purchases from Ohh Deer.
If any of you would like to purchase and the shipping is putting you off, I'd be happy to lodge a huge order to lump everyone's orders together and then mail them out to you from here. Just let me know the items you want by this Weds, April 16th so I can place the group order and send out your invoices. If there's enough people interested, I'll be placing the group order on Friday, April 18th, assuming everyone's paid their invoices by then!