Turtle (kid’s shirt design)

I guess I failed to mention this before, but I’ve been making shirt designs for a little while now. It took me a while to develop a hand-printing technique that gave good results. It’s a stamp-and-paint method: I stamp the main design structure and then paint in a few accents, this way no two shirts are exactly the same. I hand-make the stamp too, so it’s quite a lot of work and the material is costly because it needs to be imported from the States. In other words, I don’t make any sort of profit on the shirts, which is why I haven’t advertised them. They are fun to make, though, especially the kid’s shirts.

Featured here is one many sketches done in an attempt to find a cute-critter-trying-to-eat-a-fly design to put on a kid’s t-shirt. (Presumably the fly would be above its head.) I didn’t end up using this one — I went with a much nicer frog, but I can’t seem to find the sketch and I don’t have a photo of the finished product. I should ask my coworker to send me a picture of her son wearing it, if he hasn’t outgrown it by now…