As an artist, sometimes you feel the need of approval from others, even if you have proven yourself before. I have suffered from this from time to time. I’ve had designs printed by several mayor t-shirt sites with a wide range of different styles and themes, but still, I was waiting for an opportunity like this one. I’m a regular artist at Shirt.Woot, so it means that basically all of my designs come from competing on their derbies. But every time I’ve won at one of their weekly competitions, its been with a totally original design, no pop-culture involved. I’ve been wanting to win with a pop-culture related design, maybe to prove myself that I’m capable of doing it. I’ve had several successful pop-culture related designs printed before, but for some reason, I still needed that Woot winning. Maybe if the case was different, and I just had pop-culture related wins and no original designs, I would probably be complaining at that too. Maybe that means I’ll never be 100% satisfied with my work, and that’s a good thing because it will make me want to achieve more and better goals in this awesome scene we call shirt designing.
Now for the cool part. My design for last week’s derby “Inspired by Vintage Posters” won 3rd place! This is that design I as talking about before, the pop-culture related design that I needed to win for some reason. I’ve always love Pinup girls art and vintage posters, so basically this one was a no brainer when the idea bursted in mi head. Hope you like it as much as I do and buy it for yourself or for someone that’ll love it!
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