SHIRTS LIKE THIS NOW AVAILABLE AT MY ETSY STORE!! http://Mellonea.etsy.com
ALL the credit for this design concept goes to Daxos, ok? Every bit. I would never think of a pun this bad. Heh. This is pretty cheezy, but it’s cute and it’s meant to be a quick gift for a friend, and if someone else happens to like it, well then ok. This is a good example of a design concept that doesn’t appeal to me personally, but that I can take on as a challenge despite that, and do all I can to come up with something workable. I built him using WowModelViewer and a simple image-editing program, since I was away from my home computer.
Just had to show it off! Also I have a printed/pen-and-ink version that has some shiney bits to help it look like a Pally Bubble, thusly:
The above is an earlier version, but it has the bubbleshine. I added this by taking a cellphone picture of it, and then fanagling it into the image using the magic wand selection tool, resizing, and some brightness/contrast wrangling.
I’m considering changing a few things:
- Changing the way the black/white horn looks.
- Cutting off the bottom bit of the bubble, at his feet, maybe adding ground? Maybe not?
- Adding a seal over his head, instead of a halo? Hmm.
(For those who don’t play WoW, part of the gimmick here is that the Tauren race is devoid of “Paladins”, it simply cannot be. )
Any thoughts? ^_^
I printed and cut this tonight! Tomorrow night I’ll be busy, so either tomorrow morning or Friday sometime, I’ll be making the actual shirt.
Ok, actually, I couldn’t wait, it’s in the washer, dry pics in the morning!
It’s morning, woo! but last night’s bleaching didn’t go all that great. I let the bottom half of the shirt hang off the counter, and then sprayed… there was a distinct line where the bleaching stopped, and that made it look really silly. So of course, I tried to fix it… which resulted in it looking even worse. XD This won’t do for the gift shirt, but it was a really good learning experience! I have plans to make the next one more presentable. And it shouldn’t be too hard, either, because I saved the stencils, so hopefully won’t be cutting it out again. It was a challenging task! Good times.
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