Archived Tee - 2013-01-13
The Real Ninja
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Tell us about this design.
Though I'm a fan of the ninja turtles, Japanese ninjas are what I love most. Ninja turtles are cool too but they're a team and can't survive without each other. A real ninja only wear black clothes, blend with the shadows and can do awesome ninja tricks. A human stealth that's very deadly and can appear anywhere to kill you.
Where are you from?
How did you get started designing t-shirts?
It all started in high school and that time I love designing my own shirts. I don't know how to use stencils or silk screens yet so it was all DIY, using permanent marker, packing tape and a small blade. I'd tape the front side of the shirt, draw an outline on the tape and cut it with a blade. I accidentally cut through the shirt sometimes. I don't know about squeegees too so I just use my bare hands to paint the shirt, making it smooth and even as possible. I still have some of these shirts and wear them sometimes. I joined some shirt design contests back in 2007 and even my entries were still so crappy and sucks, I just kept joining. I only stopped when I got an office job that same year. It was last year that I took this venture seriously. I no longer have a full-time job so I have more time to do shirt designs and also more personal art projects, exploring new design ideas and figuring out my own style.
What advice would you offer to aspiring designers?
It'll will take a lot of hard work and regardless of any condition, just keep doing what you love most and don't compare yourself with the other artists. Don't be afraid to share your work and also try a different approach to make art. Be unique and be original. Keep doing it and explore creativity. Make art as a passion and find inspiration from books, nature and people around you. It'll take a while but in due time, you're gonna find your own style and build your personal brand. Just enjoy and don't forget to make friends with other artists and collab with them.
What would be your dream job?
To make lots and lots of art and work on a t-shirt company.
What is your favorite thing about ninjas?
Oh my... I love everything about them. They have these awesome skills and weapons for fighting. They can scout and spy on their enemies.They can appear and disappear in just a blink of an eye. They can hide in the shadows and strike you in surprise. They kill silently with precise and deadly blow and can poison you too.
What would your ideal house be like?
My ideal house will be Japanese inspired, in the middle of the cherry blossom tree or any similar tree. With my own Zen garden and art studio. Just simple and really not that big.
Pirates vs. vikings: which would win the battle?
Vikings, they are much more aggressive and brutal in fighting I guess.
What was your favorite as a kid: comics, cartoons, or movies? Was there a specific title you liked most of all?
As a kid, I loved reading Funny Komiks. It's a local comics featuring an assortment of stories about our Philippine culture and the characters are really amusing, with some robots and superheroes. It's really funny.
What are a few of your favorite websites?
I love any website that accepts t-shirt designs, anything that's about art, ninjas, the Japan culture and of course, babes. I could share some... Wellmedicated.com, Akatako.net and Blogspot blogs! You can find a lot of classic comics and great resources there. Some of my favorite blogs are ComicisArt, PappysGoldenAge and ComicReadingLibrary.
Any shout outs?
Thanks Tee Fury for giving me this another chance and for the support and also to everyone for buying! It'll be great to see some photos from everyone wearing my design. For updates and more information, follow me at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pigboom-crap-ART/153346094762346 or you can just head to www.pigboom.com.