It's the Principles of the Matter (Part I)


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I’d sure like to buy Monkey King and Umbrellas!


#3

Missing an image up there…
It was a dark and stormy night


#4

Thanks. That was very enlightening! Now I don’t have to go to art school…


#5

I’ve often wondered (usually when making a payment on student loans) how I might have done with a bunch of books and some gumption.


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Wonderful post, woot. A+ lesson and a great resource. It’s easy to lose sight of these principles of design and just focus on concept.

I’d like to see a sequel to this on how these concepts relate to the quirks of composition within a T-shirt design versus composition within a rectangle. For example, composition that works on a variety of shirt sizes, where to place the image and (usually) avoiding putting the focus on the tummy or breasts (can I say “breasts”?), etc.


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Fantastic post TGentry!
I’ve been trying to concentrate more and more on my overall composition as of late, with a focus on the Golden Ratio and the Rule of Thirds (both of which are related). It’s lead to some non-traditional placement, which has received fairly positive feedback.

I think it’s important to note that the “T-Shirt as a canvas” idea is important here–the design will not be printed on the internet in a vacuum.

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ninja’d by RGLee!


#8

Ha! Seriously though, I abandoned an art minor in college but would seriously consider art school after an early retirement from the coding world…


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Man, I’d really love to buy another one of those Noted shirts. The one I bought earlier ran really small and didn’t fit after a few washings/pounds gained.

Love that design, so thanks for bringing it back to my mind. :slight_smile:


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Yes, apparently you can.
(Also, howdy to a fellow Orlandonianite!)