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T-shirt design: Bedtime Story

Here is my second entry! Just in time for the deadline!

Pixar's beautiful concept art for Monsters Inc., with the simple character designs and rich pastels, was a big inspiration for me on this one. I really love how Monsters Inc. had such a childlike innocence and magic to their monsters, and I have always loved that movie.

Another inspiration for this design was my own childhood (and my younger siblings). I always had monster "friends" in my younger days, and I would have adventures with them and make up stories.

I tried to keep with the recommended seven colors, but ended up with eight. Ah well. They said to take chances, so maybe it will be alright. :) Enjoy. :D

Don't forget to vote if you like it! :D

Want to see what else my little monsters are up to? Check out my other t-shirt design here
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XxberrysxX's avatar
sooo cute!! <3 i love it

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
please vote fore me:
all votes will be returned!!
Ja-Kitsu-Ryou's avatar
Thank you so much! :love:

I would take a look at your design, but I'm afraid the link doesn't work. If you send me another link then I'll be sure to see yours. :)
YoshiUnity's avatar
Okay. Now, I'm serious here... This deserves more views!

This idea is just sweet and adorable! With not monsters frightening the child, but being there to listen to a bedtime story. Amazing! The artstyle also aids in the idea or a nice comforting image.

Voted, for sure!
Ja-Kitsu-Ryou's avatar
You are too kind :thanks:

Thank you very much for the vote and your thoughtful comment. I must say that Monsters Inc.'s concept art inspired much of the same atmosphere in this piece. I fell in love with their simple and childlike character designs, and the warm softness of their pastel pieces. It's an awesome movie. :D
proxyZ's avatar
Lovely :D !! bedtime stories :)
Ja-Kitsu-Ryou's avatar
Thank you. It was a lot of fun! :D
shamasian's avatar
I really like how theres a warming glow around the book/reader. very cute monsters!
I love your style too!

voted :D
Ja-Kitsu-Ryou's avatar
Thank you. The round, buzzing monster is supposed to be their night-light, like a lightning bug or something, but I didn't really make it obvious. :D But that's okay, because what matters is what you observed, and that everything is warm and soft. :aww:

Thank you so much for your vote and your thoughtful comment! I really appreciate that you would take the time. :thanks:
BYRON-PICS's avatar
Cool style!
classic and funny .
I like the use of colors
you got my vote :D
Ja-Kitsu-Ryou's avatar
Thank you so much! :D
SamBasu's avatar
So sweet ... voted (^u^)


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SamBasu's avatar
You're welcome (。^ v ^。)
Joey0902's avatar
actually i prefer this one between two of your design ~ seems to have a story haha~
clpuc's avatar
i like this the best out of your two designs, i find the expression on the puppy-snake monster especially cute! :aww:
Ja-Kitsu-Ryou's avatar
He's my favorite monster :aww: Thank you :D
The-Coconut-God's avatar
I like the vintage children's book feel it has :D Looks very old-school and professional.
Ja-Kitsu-Ryou's avatar
Thank you. All the pastel concept art done for the Monsters Inc. movie was my biggest inspiration for style. :)
robbotjames's avatar
I´ve seen both of them and I really like them, the concept and the style!
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thickoninja's avatar
This is Wonderful, and here is my vote.. Oh and Thank you for my vote too :D:D:D
Ja-Kitsu-Ryou's avatar
Thank you so much! :D And you are most welcome :)
thickoninja's avatar
Its brilliant, simply beautiful work
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