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Inkling T-Shirt Design  by BrendanCorris Inkling T-Shirt Design  by BrendanCorris
This was my submission to the Uniqlo Nintendo t-shirt design contest last year. I didn't put too much time into it, as you can clearly see, and I didn't expect it to win, but I do have to say I was severely disappointed in the winners. There were some artists who worked their asses off drawing insane art and the winners were pretty much all people who just blew up sprites from the games. No offense to any of the winners, but most of them left me scratching my head. Especially considering the rules stated "no official copyrighted images may be used" and the winners almost all had copyrighted sprites ripped straight from NES games in them. It also just helped to make the line not feel very "fan made". All the winners just looked like the type of official products you already see Nintendo push out into stores everywhere. But, anyway, Here's my crappy design. I tried to keep it simple as I tried to make it look like a typical t-shirt and not just a piece of gamer merchandise.
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Rolling-Cube Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Quite fresh!
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bstuffs Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah i saw the winning entries, it just really seems like they just wanted something more neutral and not let the artist's style shine through... So i'm guessing that's why they went with blown-up sprites.

Anyhow, even if you weren't satisfied with your entry it still looks pretty cool imo!
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AxelDK64 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017  Student General Artist
Serious question? Can ya actually !ake and sell me a shirt for my sister? I'd really want to have one, she agrees as well ^^
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
I don't know. I wouldn't mind making some shirts out of this, but I don't have access to a shirt printer and any companies to do it through don't allow printing of licensed characters unless you have the OK from the legal owner. I would gladly sell you one for your sister if I had access to such.
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AxelDK64 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Student General Artist
Thanks man I appreciate the thought man. ^^
Yeah T-shirt designs sure are tricky to printed and sold, so much copyrights ya have to swurve over.
Like I am a member of our colleges smash bros club and designing shirts of the logos of smash characters, but need to make sure that certain images aren't TMed
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ArtCybers Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so damn awesome! La la la la Love 
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
Thank you :)
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hooksnfangs Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty sweet Splatoon t-shirt design. Those colors and the halftone texture is perfect!
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
thanks a lot man :)
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HappyMasky Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
I tattooed this art on my arm...
but I think that the tattooist misinterpreted...
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 12, 2017
LOL
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AxelDK64 Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Student General Artist
That's so AWESOME man. I'd want that on a shirt. =D
Excited for splatoon 2 man? ^^
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
Thanks. Yeah I'm excited for it
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AxelDK64 Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Student General Artist
Welcome ^^
Yeah. een keeping up with the chapters of the squid sisters?
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
Only heard rumors on them so far. 
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AxelDK64 Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Student General Artist
The trailer for simgle player looks awesome =D
Think we all know who is behind all of this. XD
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 29, 2017
Yeah, I saw it. I'm just really hoping that 1P mode will end with Callie and Marie making up, and now that Callie's befriended the Octarians, the squids and octos become friends and we get... PLAYABLE OCTOLINGS! I doubt that will happen, but I just really want playable Octolings. I'm guessing they're going to go some "she was brainwashed by the Octarians" route, but I'm hoping she did it all out of her own will. I think it would be a more interesting story
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AxelDK64 Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Student General Artist
Perhaps it would start as that originally, a whole revenge story, but I guess her more extremem route of the revenge route would come from octavir. Of course still a light hearted game, so even if there will be heart and all, not sure if it will dgo so dark. We are talking about a shooter game where we have colors and squid people with Japanese influences. =w=
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017
Yeah, I don't think it will get too dark. I'm sure whenever Callie and Marie meet up again in story mode the whole thing will be played for laughs
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
Really lovely
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
thanks
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palettecolor Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
*ecstatic clapping* yeee!!
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
:)
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TheCopyUniverseTCU Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
I'd buy it!
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
thanks
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Jake-202 Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
I gladly would've purchased this rather than the entries that won. Some of their better designs are only in kid sizes as well. What if I wanted that Zelda shirt? I'd rep a Princess Peach shirt, or an Animal Crossing shirt! Super lame. =/

But this isn't! Great work as usual.
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
Yeah, there were some truly good winners, but like you said, they made some for exclusive sizes only. I feel like we are in the day and age where geek culture is so big and commonplace, companies should know better than to isolate merchandise from certain ages or genders.
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Big--Cee Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Not  gonna  lie, I  love  the  Inkling  design  and  it  fits  perfectly  in  your  art  style!! I'd  be  all  over  a  t-shirt  of  this!!

Great  work!!!
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
Thank you :)
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Sonicdude645 Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
The colors, the pose, her expression, does eyes! All is just so adorably beautiful! 
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Thank you :)
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Sonicdude645 Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
No Problem!
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