The Owlsome Crew hired new members!

So you know how like to gather up mindless surprised curious owls in a bunch and call them a “crew” or “buddies”. The creation of this latest version took a little more than I expected, because, well, it did!

I wanted something different, something a little diverse in this set, because everyone seems to dig my owl collection, so I wanted to offer something more versatile to every customer.

Just in case, I’ll add the former ‘original’ set of the crew, so you can see the difference for yourself.

Enjoy!!

Tipi kayik, saskin, merakli ve bisssuru baykusu bir araya toplayip onlara “ekip” demeyi ne kadar cok sevdigimi biliyorsunuz. O yuzdendir ki, “owlsome crew”un bu son versiyonunun yaratim sureci tahminimden biraz daha uzun gecti. Cunku.. cunku, iste!

Daha farkli, daha baska yerlere bakislar atan, garip baykuslar istedim bu sefer. Herkes bu baykus ekibini cok seviyor olmali ki, musterilere daha degisik bir seyler sunmak istedim.

Nolur noolmaz, ben yine de ‘orjinal’ ekibi de ekleyeyim, farkliliklari kendiniz kesfedin!

Begendiklerinizi yorumlarda belirtin (:

 

First off, some warm up sketches:

Oncelikle, isinma turlari:

“The Owlsome Crew” owl illustrations in mutli color designed and sketched by equin-co designs. Photographed using negative filter.

 

Close up from “The owlsome crew” two owls- sketched and colored then filtered by photo filter by equin-co designs.

 

NOW COMES THE T-SHIRTS 🙂 🙂

 

 

 

“The owlsome buddies” owl illustrations designed and hand painted by equin-co™ designs.
“The owlsome crew” owl illustrations and hand-painting by equin-co™designs.
“The owlsome crew” owl illustrations and hand-painting by equin-co™designs.
“The owlsome crew” owl illustrations and hand-painting by equin-co™designs.

Damn right, it’s better than yours.

Hahaha, sorry for the title!

I wanted to make an impression. Success? :/

So, I liked the remakes of “Milkshake” a catchy song by Kelis: you can listen to here.

It goes something like this:

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard
Damn right, it’s better than yours
I can teach you, but I have to charge…..

Pretty hilarious! But I like the idea and funkiness that an artist can play with.  

How about my Rad Tees bring all the boys to the yard? I think yes. 

Have fun !

"My Rad Tees Bring All the Boys to The Yard" writing in white and yellow painted on brown cotton t-shirt

 

A close up, If you have a hard time distinguishing the writings all tangled up; like me! 🙂

"My Rad Tees Bring All the Boys to The Yard" writing in white and yellow- Close up

Behind the Scenes, the Making Process!

I had this documenting-my-work-as-I-go thought in my mind for a while, but with this specific order I got from a collage friend, (who is very picky on things and likes them neat!) I decided to photograph my very basic steps.

The very first step to creation is- of course- come up with a design. I chill for a little bit, lounge, browse the web, listen to music, I don’t know, I do something that  would alert my insides to sketch something.

After that part has come, I SKETCH! Doodle, play around, make variations of stuff what I like best, and what I assume the client would like best.

Then comes the application part. First I draw with a pencil. Because when I make mistakes, I can easily erase them. I align the design, set the size and draw!

design close up

After I manage to get through the pile of markers and tubes of paint and tons of sketch papers, I see my beautiful t-shirt between the clouds :p

I decide the colors, as in the sketch something may look good, but on the actual t-shirt, it is a whole new story. With white, i can guesstimate close enough, but especially with darker fabrics, I improvise, umm, almost always!

Besides, the textile paint comes in variations (glitter, metallic) of textures which is hard to mimic on sketch version. So basically, once I have the design idea, I play as I go. 🙂

application of the final design

So you can see I already took a tube of red paint and started applying the design! This part is both fun and scary, because I don’t want to mess up big time with textile paint. I mean, If I do something tiny I can save it right away when it’s wet, but major screw ups are a No-no !

And the FINALE !

"Ray of Light" lettering in red, glitter and metallic painted on white cotton tshirt
"Ray of Light" close up lettering in red, glitter and metallic paint on white cotton t-shirt

Hope she appreciates the fact that I documented my steps and creation process for the Upcoming Madonna concert in Turkey this June.

I will do more Madonna T-shirts posts in the coming days!

Cheers,

xx