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Element Shirts by Tyshea Element Shirts by Tyshea
an idea ive been working on for the past few days
im really proud of how these turned out...even my parents liked them! 8DDD

but yush, i based each shirt off of one of the 5 Chinese Elements...the front is a random longish design of the element and the back is a stylized version of the Chinese character is corresponds to

-Fire (Passion)-
the design for fire was the least creative but the most natural....there wasnt much for me to do...though i like how the front design looks like a goldfish
-Water (Serenity)-
the water one was actually quite hard to work with....i really wanted to convey the feeling of i went with very swooshy strokes....i like how the front design looks like a guitar
-Earth (Strength)-
the earth one was inspired by runic designs....ancient rock faces and temples and stuff....i used that circular Chinese coin design since i remember reading about this Asian island tribe that made their currency out of giant boulders...i like how the front design resembles a sword
-Wood (Growth)-
for wood i tried following the grain of was pretty easy once i decided on that idea.....the front obviously looks like a branch xD;;
-Metal (Inginuity))-
metal is always my favorite element to stylize...there are so many options for it to use....this time i went with gears and high-tech-ish looking designs....i even used the USB symbol at the top of the front design XDD
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Digimon02 Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
How much for one?
slendermanbeliver Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

I want one

LoneSilverW0lf Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
I like them, just my style. Where can I get these?
yoloer Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
how do you make the chinese writings?
666Darks Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These are amazing, I'm currently making my own OC and his powers being able to control all the elements. I have been trying to come up with cool elemental tattoos. I like your idea very much, great work :D
Tyshea Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
666Darks Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :D
typhoonsoldier Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
So well designed! I think the iconography of the characters and elements, their melding and expression, is brilliant.
Tyshea Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
Blazikid Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Get these made and I will buy every single on of them.

Especially the Fire one.
Tyshea Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :)
DizDoll Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Realy nice :) +15 respect
OshiiRyuu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Student General Artist
I love the design ^^
SLKestrel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Student
these are pretty bitchin! so cool! :D
LozzaWaterBender Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
water ftw ^^
Voroindo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Wow - really love these designs! I'd absolutely buy some if you ever get shirts made!
rising-artist-15 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
AWESOME!!! I'd buy one. Would u mine if I screen printed one for myself? I'll give you all of the credit?

P.S.- Yes I screen print my own shirts. I'm a geek :B lol
Rhubaton Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
I want these shirts!
HotSpot6 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
NemesisNexus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Wow, that's great!
joshua67220 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Student Interface Designer
love it! EARTH FTW
inochikyuhiki Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
I love yours designs!!
crazybiteychick Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
I find something about these insanely striking! Very nice work, I really enjoyed looking at this!
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
weishan Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
The actual designs are really solid, but honestly I really don't like the particular shades of colors you used for the design--they don't really stick out or appeal. A slightly lighter shirt color and a more saturated and brighter color on the designs themselves would make it much more appealing.
SmauriceL Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is great work. i like the earth design the most. i would like to own a shirt or something like this. great work
matim01 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010   Interface Designer
boblordofmonkeys Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
dude you need to sell the designs to a clothing company you could make money maybe even get famous.
EnglishOutcastRollin Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
did you do the chinese elements because I didn't see any air element?
Tyshea Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
they are chinese elements, so theres no air, sorry ^^;
*sniff* poor air *sniff* always left out *sniff...
LOL!!! Cool, your elements are very nice anyway. ^^ Happy deviantARTing
WraythSkitzifrenik Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gimme! I want! These are so cool!
TylersWater Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
i want the water one O_O
RoninWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
two words: too COOL!
if you ever get them designed let me know, i want one of each, except for the fire, i want three of those. (do you have wind?)
PsychoDemonFox Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome concept. I like it. ^_^
Narric-SB0 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very awesome :D

Its probably been a while since you got a comment on this, but have you made these into real polos yet?

I'd buy one of each if they were :D
Tyshea Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i havent xD
im actually thinking of redoing the shirt designs to be a little more graphic o3o
Narric-SB0 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, but will they go for sale in DeviantWear ;)

They're some very cool graphics already, be interesting to see what you do to improve them ;)
liteguardian Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Student General Artist
o my cuzin!!!! these are awsum!!!!!!!!!! if you go about doing these for realz im defntly guna snatch'm all fromya just so y'knw haha there truly awsum 4shurr
legendbg3 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Student
Freakin' sweet...:spyed:
gravitas1471 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
I will buy them! Two of each, size XXL.
Really really cool!
MiLiMiMe Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Student Digital Artist
FANTASTIC! I totally like the designs! :D
Rose-AnneGagne Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
where the heck is air :( my fav element aint there :(
SigmaticM Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
you missed air!! lol thats my favourite one
kiritoru Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009 "mizu" is my favorit kanji; and blue my favorit color... yours designs are awesomes...
redviper2049 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
my god, i would totally buy every single one, they are so kickass
EmaCamU Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
i love the metal and earth designs because i'm a solid person :P

the true is i like they original design.i resently get a job designing shirts for a mark called pitbull and other called kevingston. and the dad of a friend makes shirts stampa so i haved the job allmost secured^^
Hopefullbliss Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
I think these designs are just wonderfull and would personally love to have the whole set in my closet! Great job! Also, have you tried making the actual shirts? I think alot of people would be interested! Great job. :)
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
I'm thinking of redesigning them a little before I try to find places to print them though xD
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