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Bellzebub by Ste7en on Threadless
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Superstition themed submission based on the ol' belief the "the sound of bells drives away demons because they are afraid of loud noises"

note: the spelling in the title of this shirt is purposeful


Kewl! I'm not sure about the shape; it's awfully symmetrical and might be mistaken for something Buddha-like from a distance...which is not all bad, actually. Great demons!


It IS an awfully symmetrical design. It looks almost like a....bell-shaped thingie.

This is fantastic. Especially on the hoodie.

valorandvellum profile pic Alumni

This looks really good! I like the skulls at the bottom.

Ste7en profile pic Artist

Its actually 4 colors (so less), except some of the highlights (on the bell mainly) got messed up and are slightly off, but the file has already been fixed.

pilihp profile pic Alumni

nice colors :)

grayehound profile pic Alumni

that's some really wonderful blending of texture and color as well as a really interesting composition with a lot fo depth. the skulls along the bottom are simply amazing...nice work Steve!

WhitneyBeth profile pic Alumni

the colors and energy of the design are so wonderful! $5.


was it because of loud noises?
never knew that
thought it was because back then bells were usually church bells and that then implies something holy
awesome shirt

dacat profile pic Alumni

I can't believe something this good was done so swiftly...I need some of that skill man! $5


have you read 'The Man in the Bell'? great short story.

also i love how i can hear the bells in my town ring on quiet nights a mile away

Ste7en profile pic Artist

thanks everyone...

koager...I actually dont know, I didnt research it, we had a list of superstitions to pick from...but I do know that churches/barns used to be round so demons couldnt hide in the corners, which may mean that being "holy" wasn't enough


Love the color!!!! For some odd reason this reminds me of Wishbone can't remember what piece of literature it was on ....maybe the time machine where there was this place that was dark and had demon like creatures in I have no idea


0Jim0 profile pic Alumni

I like it; but the fact that you have used just a line to illustrate the demons but filled the foot that crosses the colored portion irks me a little. thats just me though, so don't worry about it.

Ste7en profile pic Artist

hey oJimo, I used the brown fill to give the sense that the demons weren't just lines, but solid masses...I can see how it might not work for everyone, but it was my best solution to the color limitations

FRICKINAWESOME profile pic Alumni

I really dig this design and the colors used, i just wish there was more action or some kind of effect to make the bell look like it was producing a really loud noise...maybe some line warping? Still a 4$ from me tho b/c of sheer intensity of the design.

Ste7en profile pic Artist

Because demons are supposed to be about temptation, so I was tempted to draw them with larger breasts...except only one demon's breasts are actually "huge"

ISABOA profile pic Alumni

I like the huge boobs - 5$


I am learning so much from this competition!!
Great job :)

mezo profile pic Alumni

Damn. Even demons have bigger boobs than me.


the bell looks like a meditating person....
just plain AWESOME! get print and be rich

Ellsswhere profile pic Alumni

cool... i feel like you stopped the design too soon, could be much more fluid and crazy

Ste7en profile pic Artist

yeah, I did stop early on this, because I had to get it in for the alumni thing by the deadline

Maltzmania profile pic Alumni

Greatness! $5

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