This background looks boring. I know let’s stick a paper texture behind it YES PERFECT
how do i t-shirt layout. >_<
Welp, here’s my finished design for that WeLoveFine contest! I loooooove subtle geek clothing. I’m not planning on winning anything because there’s already some CRAZY good designs, but no harm in trying right? I really wanted the damask pattern to be all over the shirt, but I guess their rules say it can only be in the center. :/ Oh well.
But yeah, the damask pattern was really fun to design. :D It has some elements of weapons Loki has used in the films, like Odin’s spear and his scepter in the Avengers.
I hope people like this. Designing shirts is a really new thing for me.
i know this is probably too little too late, sorry meghan! but i’ve been busy with jury duty and stuff so i haven’t been able to mention anything about this design. the concept is really cool, but when patterning it like that, i really think it needs other design elements. for example, damask and floral patterns are usually comprised of a few different repeating parts, including a main one, maybe a secondary one, and flourishes to fill out the space nicely.
i also think that it would be cool to either have this pattern printed all over the shirt and maybe smaller or to have it filled in better with a kind of gritty/brushy drop off where the pattern ends (gradually fading to the color of the shirt). of course, this is all if you were to want to submit it to future t-shirt places or print it yourself.
oh and i also really like the one highlighted loki. that’s pretty neato! :D
I actually haven’t submitted it yet since WeLoveFine’s site is misbehaving for me right now, so I love this critique! Thanks so much Kelsey!
I actually felt like there was *something* missing from the t shirt. Like you suggested I really REALLY wanted to have the pattern printed all over and not just on the front center, but the rules say otherwise. :( Boo. So I tried my best to make the pattern work for just the front but…. yeah there was something missing.
So you think I should add a few smaller damask elements in the negative space? I was looking at a few damask patterns and some of them have quite a bit of space between the patterns, and others are filled in. You think this Loki pattern would benefit from the latter?
Or wait I think I just got what you were saying about the gritty brush. You mean just use a grit brush to help fill in the space, and then have that fade as it reaches the edges? And also fade the actual pattern? ACK this is hard to describe on the Internet.
hehe I feel silly now for having posted this fully designed layout and now it’s gonna be changed again. xD
But again, thanks for the crit! <3
basically, i would use a “gritty edge” to avoid a hard-break. and if the pattern wer more filled in then, a hard break would be good to avoid i think. anyway, i’m glad i could help. i was afraid that maybe i was being that annoying person who just gives crit after the fact when you’re ready not to look at something any more. XD