The tree is meant to grow around the bottle and be seen through the transparent spaces it leaves (the whole background is to be transparent, edited the colour so as to make it appear clearer).
The idea was based on the sentence above, the wonder it is that every colourful and inspiring form of life needs the colourless, insipid water to develop. The tree is related to the concepts of maturing and gaining experience, and the kid to their ever present curiosity and enthusiasm, all of which are needed for Art.
I love the effect light creates when going through any kind of transparent recipient, and hoped that when the light touched this design it made the colours go all crazy in the same way.
The bottle's shape looked so cool it was imposible to resist joining it, even if it's just for fun (:
So this is my entry, inspired by the gameboy colour and the floortile pattern in my church hall.
I chose to work with the gameboy colour because this was my first foray into the wold of 8bit, and so many fond memories come from playing Pokémon Blue. I chose to use my brother's gameboy as a reference, because I'm not sure the semitransparent purple of my own would work well in this format.
There are two printed surfaces here, front and sleeve. I have six colours in this, including three shades of that nice blue/turquoise, and the red is the tiny power light beside the screen. The dA logo on the from at the bottom is not wonky, its supposed to follow the bottom edge of the hoodie. This can be omitted however as it already carries the much larger logo on the sleeve. Also, the black dots in the bottom right of the gameboy itself may also be removed to facilitate easier printing.
I have the original .psd files of both the gameboy and the proposal, so colours and layouts can easily be changed.
Don't forget to veiw full size ;D
EDIT I've had a few questions about copyright. Specifically about the shape of the console itself. The logos are copyrighted, which is why I've left them out. I cant find any evidence to say that the shape of the device itself is. You do see cars and electrical stuff in TV shows with a bit of black tape over the logo or something. I'm hoping its the same thing...
I drew this [link] and then put it in the T-shirt image file.
This is for the Mythical Creatures Design Challenge. This is my second entry and I really like it. The idea came suddenly to me when I was thinking of what could I do for this contest. It's the first Challenge I enter in. Anyway, I really hope you like the idea
Oh my gosh! Thank you so much The comments people have posted are so kind and it's the day after but I'm still so happy. Its been amazing seeing the comments and views soar from 1 to 123 and 100 to 2,782. I will respond to everyone, I need to come down from the buzz first
A big thank you to ^J-Z-Belexes for suggesting my DD. <3