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Design by Ellsswhere

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Ellsswhere
Ellsswhere profile pic Artist

This has been in the making for quite some time now. Finally decided on the colors and lines. The battle between the pirates and the ninjas has raged for many ages, who will be the true victor!?

As the preview shows its a full sized 13x20 print, high density black linework and 5 other spot colors.

sonmi
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omg here come the comments!! this is so crazy. i hate you and love you. why do you give me such mixed feelings. i'm going to go cry in a corner now. congrats on the print in advance.

slaterock
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this is soooo goddamn amazing. Awesome colors, concept and composition. Super amazing. $5.

Edword
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amazing! great work man!

Bramish
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Way to take a couple of tired subjects and turn them into one of the finest looking tee designs I've ever seen anywhere. $5, no question.

juliejeremiah

I just hope that they give this the correct print treatment when it does get put onto a t-shirt.

Hi my name is

all I can say is WOW! 5 good job

staffell
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ZOINK! 5$

Ste7en
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gorgeous work, I hope its a bit brighter on the shirt, so its visible and doesnt easily fade

dacat
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There hasn't been a "set the alarm to buy on Monday morning" t-shirt in a while, this is it! $500

grayehound
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fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucknugget! that is all sorts of awesome. screw the voting, just print it already!

zipperking
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my mind just exploded.

hogboy
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yeah this is like the ultimate sure-fire print. Very nice work!

littlem

so lovely...that is all
;)

danrule
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Very sweet. It's great timing with the taller submissions now too, I couldn't imagine seeing this at only 480 px tall.

JOHN2
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Every single person who now attempts to do a ninja/pirate design will be shown this one.

Then they will cry..

I cant think of a more deserving 5

SoulfumeInc

dude....how many hours would you say went it to making this?

Mikko Terva
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awesome. need I say more? just plain awesome.

Rockslide
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Totally awesome ellsie, I'll be buying this one for sure. Just tell them to print it on American Apparel, I'll pay the extra $2.

$5 for every character

fat pigeon
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Awesome!

Roostersauce

i hope this shirt comes printed with a special hole, so i can make love to it after i buy it

$5

Don Kharlos

Okay! Threadless, print this shirt already!! It been like...hours since it went up!

squintygirl

Holy crap, we must invent a word that aptly describes how incredibly awesome this is. Until then, we will have to satisfy ourselves with alfjfjslfjsklfjklsfjlsjf.

5$

Gwenhwyfach

Wow, just wow. $$5 The whole things rocks, from the placement and design to the colors.

Robsoul
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looks great man, amazing details. def a print.

Johnny Baboon
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just truely amazing

jess4002
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wowww

5$

aled
aled profile pic Alumni

Your colour choices are fantastic. Amazing work!

chelly

that is by far the most incredible sub that i have seen in a very long time

artdrops
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wow! perfect! $5

ladrones
ladrones profile pic Alumni

i will be inside of it? 5$

BrandonB11

ive really never seen more of an obvious print ever on threadless


EVER

5$

yawfosu88

i didn't realise how good this was at first glance. As I kept looking then I saw how much the different actions were intertwined. the part where a ninja is stepping on a pirate and his hat is flying off, whilst interlocking a pirate's arm that thrusting his sword which is caught in the palms of another ninja who is... and so on. good work. good luck. 5

funkie fresh
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this should've jsut gone straight to print. awesome!

Omair

I agree with what lady above me said.

pilihp
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great job buddy!

Lupencia
Lupencia profile pic Alumni

omg

wow

eskimokiss
eskimokiss profile pic Alumni

you summed this up in the title.
This is EPIC!
5$

Hi my name is

Its killing me, how long did it take you to do this Awesome work?

beesneak
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I'm so glad my sub isn't next to this one:) 5$

burgz

too ill for words so Amazing will have to do for now...$5

fc gravy

OMG!... that's bloody amazing

roadkill3d
roadkill3d profile pic Alumni

WTF? $5 MILLION! geez!

roadkill3d
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there will be a THREADLESS EPIC BATTLE if this doesn't get printed. i will never love another tee again ever after owning this.

and i had to go back to comment again

SoulfumeInc

I would love to see images from the process it took to make this

plush2you

i want it!!! 5$$$$$

drmtama2

from the parrot to the fighting this is priceless!!!!

$5

ir0cko
ir0cko profile pic Alumni

you're freakin amazing. $5!

ryeofcali
ryeofcali profile pic Alumni

W O W W Y

g-regulate
g-regulate profile pic Alumni

well...um...congratulations! $5

dacat
dacat profile pic Alumni

New word in dictionary because of this design: "refuckindiculous"

Muckl

awesomeness10 = $5

valorandvellum
valorandvellum profile pic Alumni

Amazing! An obvious print.

$5

Leslee

Print print print.

jean_warhol
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its a print

mezo
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Badical. So so bad-i-cal. I love everything about it EXCEPT the muddy beige and pink. I think they are too soft and blend too closely together. Still. Fuck it. 5$.

Keter

I hope they print this before the holidays... $5!

radiostaticstar

seriously, what they all said.
5$

madruga

Awesome, but too dark! I want people to see what's in my shirt!

steven218
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you finished it!!

fuck yeah!! 5 and buyed my good man!

mindtrance

This is going to be the highest scoring print of all time dude.

ladrones
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wow its just over. you already won

EmbryoProject

Not like this needs another comment...but sholy hit...

Someone finally did the perfect ninja vs pirates...i love you...i mean that...

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$555555555555555555555555555

Mojie

This is so incredibly awesome. There's no doubt in my mind that this is going to be printed. And I'm going to be wearing it.

$5 (I'd give it more if I could)!

Ellsswhere
Ellsswhere profile pic Artist

thank you everyone,
i can't begin to tell you how much i appreciate the response i am getting. 100+ comments on the first day

Also mezo and madrug and others are right, i will prolly boost some of the muddier colors to make sure this design is visible and doesn't fade.
I just need to find that balance so the design doesn't overpower the shirt

Ross' animal hunt shirt is up near 180 comments now, that means im almost as cool as Ross!

mindtrance

can we see a version with brighter colors? Maybe use the same color scheme just all brighter?

mindtrance

perhaps an 8 color version with metallic ink on the blades?

Krakaboom
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I'm $5-ving this like a muthafecker.

Not that you really need it anyway - there'll be a riot if this doesn't get printed. I only hope they print enough!

Montro
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Hello what?
$5

NessaChan

5 for you. :)

LCA_photos

... this is beyond freakingosity. TOTAL YAYNESS. LOVE MORE THAN WORDS. $5

Ava Adore

WHOA! $$$$5555

pinkpiggyme

The more I look at this the more I love it! Based on how amazing the pirate in the bottom left corner is alone; I want to buy this. $5

Chipmnk

This is just plain AMAZING.

Pizazz

Wooooahhhhh... Simply amazing!

goldensara

wow, just wow, really great stuff, I could stare at this for hours!

$5

Aidosaur

Wow, that's a gorgeous design. Maaaan.

I'm curious, would Threadless be able to print this design at the dimensions you're looking to get? I thought prints that large were only available as Select tees.

Good luck--!!

tracerbullet
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this is beyond amazing

realslimnatey

dude! ive always had faith in you from day one on here! you keep on giving me MORE faith just like george michael

littlem

stop it, nate, you're slobbering! :p

realslimnatey

AND foaming at the mouth!

iroktheboybeaters

Boosted colors and monotone colors are both awesome. +1 metallic ink on blades!

iroktheboybeaters

Also, it kind of seems like they're fighting in a square .... if the fighting was sloppier it would look better :)

Don Kharlos

I predict it will break 4.3 score. They should pull this early and haul ass to get it ready for the holidays! I am buying at least 2.

squishyfox

beautiful illo! would like to see it a littttle less muted but otherwise, 4, id buy it!

myspacetom

as i said before, print this, and do a fucking select because this is the best print on threadless, of all time, no exaggeration.

Wonderkitten

Sure take a long time to do this.. very cool sub.

Maltzmania
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HOLY HOLY HOLY HOLY HOLY!

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEESOME


$5! Get it done threadless.

nintechno
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I'd wear it!

$5

staffell
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I hope this breaks a 4. I just want to see it happen. There's no doubt in anyone's mind that it's going to be printed and then probably reprinted lots. Elss, you're going to make some good money from this.

Ellsswhere
Ellsswhere profile pic Artist

love you too jan, we will see
and i just wanted to stop in and say im blushing right now, and i dont blush often
200 comments is more than i could ever have hoped for

bhoomika

OKay in all honesty .. I wouldn't wear something like this (just not my kind of design) but this looks great!!!
So awesome!!!
WOW!

$5 !

FRICKINAWESOME
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I'm not gonna lavish compliments on you.
I'm NOT gonna lavish compliments on you.
I'm NOT complimenting lavishly on you.
I'm complimenting lavishly on you.
I'm complimenting lavishly.


I'm........5$

kennybanzai
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WWWooooowwwowowowow !

mikemills
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Utterly brilliant - I'll be buying this.

Anjil

Make it a wee bit lighter, then it's an instant win. :)

$5

Spam69

I think this is what is called positive feedback. 4 from me with a possible $

helo

the intensity is captivating

all the detail is worth all the time it takes to view it

and I hope this shames the people who go around Threadless
telling designers that they are tired of specific themes like
food with faces, skulls, hearts, etc... Ninja vs. pirates has
been around a long time, but when a designer comes in
puts a smack down like your design has done then all
critics and designers should learn from your example
that the theme isn't what really bothers people, it's the
constant flow of poor execution and lack of creativity
around a theme that people should get tired of.

animelover

awesome! ^__^ i absolutely love it

littlem

now i'm slobbering!

ir0cko
ir0cko profile pic Alumni

i'd give you more $5's if i could

jess4002
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print!

staffell
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that's a shit score consdering!

BrandonB11

wtf.... if this was subbed a year ago it wouldve gotten at least .5 higher

deserved to break a 4 but dosent matter it will be printed with this fantastic score anyways

ladrones
ladrones profile pic Alumni

haha! it did too well!

WhitneyBeth
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it's not the highest score ever, but that's okay. in the grand scheme of things, this is a sure print, and all that matters is that we all get to wear it. congrats!

Edword
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nice score man! congrats it's going to look great on a shirt!

aled
aled profile pic Alumni

Great score. You should recieve an email anytime... now.

dacat
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Shoulda scored higher, but congrats and I'm buying this next week!

mindtrance

please please please please use silver shiny on the blades!

FRICKINAWESOME
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You know a shirt is way to the right side of fantastically amazing when it gets a 3.2 score and people are all up in arms about it! I think we just want to see a record smasher is all....anywho, on with the print!

dacat
dacat profile pic Alumni

So can I buy this yet or WHAT?

dacat
dacat profile pic Alumni

ok, when they print this, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE print this on a Threadless Select shirt...not fruit of the damn loom...can I get a hallelujah?

drmtama2

dacat=== AMEN brother!!!!

they have to.. or perhaps their own brand of tees... to do it justice!!!

FRICKINAWESOME
FRICKINAWESOME profile pic Alumni

After looking through a bunch of my 5$'s recently, man, there are some AWESOME tees coming to us eventually, this one most certainly included.

Maltzmania
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P r i n tah......!!!!!

ryeofcali
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WHY hasn't this been printed yet? Threadless is guilty of dereliction of duty!

Kogepan

Printprintprintprint! Best ninja/pirate shirt ever!

myspacetom

guys, it'll get printed. i promise. just be patient, and when it does, you better be on the site the second it comes up or you WILL miss this shit.

i'm just wondering what the guys/girls colors will be..

Recycledwax
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so freaking awesome!!!!
PRINT!

olie!
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SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO deserving of a print, way more so than a lot of the subs out there . . .

Gar0
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Great work on this, it really deserves all it's plaudits.

Grymn

Another awesome design.
I wish I had gotten there in time to rate it the 5 it deserves.

Setting aside some money to buy this when they print it.

roadkill3d
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oh pleaaaaaaaaase

snaggle tooth

STOP WASTING MY TIME AND PRINT THIS ISH ALREADY!!!!

WTF ARE YOU WAITING FOR THREADLESS!!!!!


HOLY CHEESE AND CRACKERS!!!


ALL CAPS MEANS I'M TALKING VERY LOUD.

Woss
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Can we just call a close to the whole ninja vs pirate thing now? No one's ever going to beat this tee.

snaggle tooth

print this shirt already!

Raphe10

why wasnt this shirt printed?

The Jolly Brewer

Because Threadless print whatever they want. Obviously we don't see the number of 'i'd buy its" but judging by the comments there were a fair few of them for this design, but sometimes it seems like the voting process is a bit pointless.

Maybe it is in the process of being printed, or they are saving it for the right occasion, but my hunch is there are a large number of cutsey, fey, and generally pointless designs to print so this has been pushed out in their favour.

myspacetom

this will be printed. i'm going to cry if it won't. threadless wouldn't let me cry. please. please. threadless. please.

Gwenhwyfach

Even though I'm broke if you print this I will buy it! Print Please

Laser Bread
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If this doesn't print, I don't know what pats2fat will do...SO PRINT IT!!!

roadkill3d
roadkill3d profile pic Alumni

We're all scared of what pats2fat is capable of so please do...

Kogepan

If this gets printed anywhere else, please let us know so we can buy it.

olie!
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Don't worry. It's coming. Should be any week now, they sure are taking their sweet time, though.

Hoblin

I think it's coming on Monday. Damn, I hope so.

EricDiaz

Congrats on the print!

EskimoJo

Woah! I have no money in my bank account, thank GOD for credit cards!

myspacetom

as of yesterday, my order for this shirt was shipped.


i'm. so. excited.

linofthewood

i got 3 of this shirt for 2 friends of and myself. it's great. I have a question though. what's the ninja called with the mask and the claws.

headlemk

linofthewood...I think that would be a very dangerous mime

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