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I thought that for this competition it would be really fun to collab with a real live kid from within the Threadless community. I had users submit their kids' work to me and I went through and chose what I thought would be a fun base for a design.
I loved Piper's artwork (Kim456's daughter) and thought that this boggle-eyed monster would be a pleasure to work with. I used her original artwork - I didn't redraw it, just livetraced the scan and then created the rest of the design around her monster concept.
Please swing by and check out all of the amazing drawings (including Piper's original drawing) HERE!
Hope you guys like it! Thanks to everybody who sent me artwork, maybe there will be another collab in the future as this was such a blast!
neat idea, I like the collaboration aspect of it!
cute n' cool
This is so great, you and Piper are both very talented!
i found this very original when i first saw it. 5!!!!!
YES! awesome indeed!
WOW! this is a truly awesome idea... only the idea deserves winning the contest, but the final result is at least as awesome as the idea itself!
I only wish I saw the blog before because my doughter is a talented artist too :(
that is awesomeee collab!!! SUPER!!
Very cute! :D
love it : )
This is such a great idea, how better to illustrate childhood than with an authentic childrens drawing. I have to say that I like both aspects of each drawing. Great job you two and good luck! 5$
The best collab I've ever seen! What a wonderful idea in so many ways, way to get the utmost child drawing realism by collabing with an actual child! I really don't think the UV is needed and detracts from the impact of seeing both at once at all times, still such a stellar idea and process, well done lady and gent!
Yay it's up!! This was so much fun, Piper has really enjoyed collabing with you! You did an awesome job with the design I love the grown up slug!
Obviously it will be a $5 from us as she desperately wants to wear this and brag to all her friends!
She is keen to collab again any time!
(p.s. we got our first ever tee order today and I am wearing "The Stepping Stone" this very second!)
i really loved your process blog!
oh mans, I love this!
this is beyond adorable, I love the idea!!
this is so fantastic. what a great idea for a tee, and for a collaboration idea. utterly brilliant, wish i was involved.
Wow - I just noticed that I hadn't even commented to thank all you nice people for your comments.
Thank you nice people for all your comments!
I am envious of this.
I love this idea...
Kids really are the greatest artists...
I have drawings from my nieces all over my house...
brilliant, non-condescending, collaboration with a younger person! I'd buy MANY actually.
Oh, and I agree that it doesn't need to be UV ink. I mean it's cool as is, but it would be just as cool with a straight up design.
This is definitely a 5, but I agree that it would be even better as a straight design instead of using uv.
I love that style, man. It's super interesting.
Oh, that's cool how you got a kid to do the drawing! Super cool!!
nice one dude!
brilliant, non-condescending, cooperation with a younger person! I want several!
really cute idea! looks great
This is really cool!
I want to be a writer.
loving the idea!
hahaha - sweet!!!
Man that’s awesome!
I like pipers drawing best but yours is good too.
Threadstaff comment whaaaaa?! :D Thanks you to everybody from both of us :)
Great idea for the challenge and a super-cute design! :)
Really great idea!
This is fabulous! Doesn't need the UV ink IMO.
Aww I thought I commented already. Great job, what a cool idea!
Thanks everybody - I'm not married to the UV ink either, just thought it might be fun!
If you've left a comment (or are GOING TO) you might as well click this link and GUESS THE SCORE & WIN!!!!!!
collab of the year!
^I wish! But not with Pizza Party in the running :D
really cool of you to do...turned out really fun
Man, I love all your stuff! Great! 5
You're on fire. Great collab!
Great idea with great execution!
You guys rock!!! $5
We appreciate all your comments! 2 days left!
Thanks for all the comments and for voting and big thanks to Brian from Piper
awesome! i really like this!!
Perfect! I want it! 5$
i love this - so cute and clever with the UV
love the idea behind it and the fact that you got an actual kid to draw the original monster. really well done
My favorite for the competition! PRINT!!!
HA! that's dope :D
Awesome guys!!!! 5$$$$$$$$$$
I won't lie, I never imagined you as a "Brian".
Anyway, Great Job Piper!
Great Job Brian!
very creative idea. and awesome execution!
Heh, yeah I think my username doesn't sound very Briany. Thanks for all the comments and votes people, I'm really excited to see how this one does!
0 days left folks! Can't wait to see how this goes, bet my kid's first contribution here outscores all my attempts!
cool! loved how you turned the sketch to great illustrated monster.
sorry, that was for the guess the score....i fail.
haha isawa! I'll add you anyway :D Ends soon I believe! Thanks everybody for being so nice!
funky monstah. nicely dicely.
2.98! Thanks everybody!!!
huzzah, great score man! this'll print, at least in kid's sizes if not all!
i would have taken a bet that this scored above 3... hey ho, guess 2.98 is a great score at the mo....
Congrats on the win and print!! Great choice.
congrats! a well deserved win! :)
congrats to the two of you! nice monster, cool concept. love the story behind it!
congrats! i love this design :D
I love this, congrats! Great idea for a collab too :)
Congrats on the print :)
Thanks all.....huge cuddles and sloppy kisses to Brian XXXX
Hahahah, this is so awesome! Reminds me of my first self portrait. Yes, i look like a snail monster in real life, hahah. Congrats on the print! I don't think I scored this, but i certainly would've given it 10000!!!
congrats!!! totally deserved the win!
congrats! very fun tee for all ages!
congrats on a well-deserved print! had a feeling this one would print :-)
thanks all....you all rock!
If you guys still like this design you should give us some love and vote for it for the...
Sept. BESTEE AWARD!!!
Been and voted......how could I not!!!! Piper just got her order and her shirt has been 'news' at school! Even had some random at my art school that I don't know come up and congragulate me! The hoodsie she got for her half-sister is adorable! VOTE FOR BESTEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this shirt rocks.
Unfortunately it's all sold out! But if you want a reprint you can put in a vote for that on the product page :)