Prevailing Dragon Winds

Design by igo2cairo

135 Comments

igo2cairo
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In Chinese folk-lore dragons were believed to be responsible for the weather, among other things, so that's the simple idea behind this design. Most of it was illustrated in pen-and-ink, watercolours and coloured pencils so it would have to be simulated process printing. This is for my dad, who lives in the countryside far off in Taiwan.

A special thanks to the wonderful Danielle Kerese (aka DaniellesGarden) for creating the cool flash presentation. Considerable image quality was lost and there was some colour-fading because of the two slides so please check out the links below for larger, high-res presentations of the design and tee placements.

MAGNIFIED VIEW OF DESIGN

LARGER VIEW OF PLACEMENTS ON WHITE AND SILVER TEES

LARGER VIEW OF MODELS

HI-RES PHOTO ON KELLY GREEN TEE

Note - the red stamp in the corner is not part of the design. Traditional Chinese artists use personalized stamps to identify their work. The stamp bears my Chinese name and also my English name if you look closely. :)

Muckl

Ausumn!

Bio-bot 9000
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WOW!!!

It's high time you were printed, man!!! $$$$555!!!

BlueLobster
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OH.MY.GOD.

$5

igo2cairo
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Thanks people! =D

My apologies because while I was typing the lengthy opening intro I forgot something important - thanks so much Katrina, aka seashellgigi for coming up with the fantastic title!

pilihp
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very cool! $5

ISABOA
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gorgeous work terry - fivenbuy

EVERYONE DO THE SAME!

Maltzmania
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print
this man

Kookaberry
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pretty colors o.O

myteemo
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Bada$$ design!!

Krakaboom
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Fantabulousness! I think we won't have to wait too far into 2009 for your print :)

atomic child

print awesome 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

PeculiarTiffany
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This looks really great on white. :) Amazing work.

NiNTH WHEEL
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Amazing. Print it $5.

DaniellesGarden
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doesnt get any cooler than this!

westicles

Amazing work dude! $$$5 Print!

dbrv11

Yowza! Definitely a 5$.

jess4002
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fantastic!!! 5$

dacat
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I hope you get best unprinted dude, this is another stellar design! $5

bennyd302
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impressive stuff

alexmdc
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did this win yet?

anwarrafiee
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HAHA!
love ya style!
i know threadless will print ya works!
ure really gooooood!
5 for this!

anwarrafiee
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HAHA!
love ya style!
i know threadless will print ya works!
ure really gooooood!
5 for this!

brentendo

this is printworthy.

igo2cairo
igo2cairo profile pic Artist

Wow. Thank you all for the kind comments and amazing start! =D

seashellgigi

This is BEE-U-TEE-FUL!!!

ben chen
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I LOVE~~~

againstbound
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Great!!! This should be about your third or fourth print.

kooky love
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GREAT $5

alexmdc
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did it win yet? just start sending them your high res file cause it will hahaha $$$$5

jeupereira

great illustration!looks great too.congrats

aled
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Woah! You're going to have a lot of prints in 2009, methinks.

Raid71
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very cool

lunchboxbrain
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holy schnikes this is awe$ome. 5

markay...

way impressive!! Nice job

nikolina100

looks awesomeatastic!! $$55

almozline
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that's a beauty.

garciagirl

This is really so amazing! This must print!

zipperking
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if this doesn't print...I QUIT! amazing job!

$$5!

sanka

Amazing! $5

igo2cairo
igo2cairo profile pic Artist

Thanks all for the wonderful comments! This design is a personal fave of mine so I'm really grateful it's getting such a positive response. :D

hikay
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This looks awesome. Nice work!

roadkill3d
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ohmygard this is amaziiing!

xiaobaosg
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Too cool!! Yay!!

Bisparulz
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awesome! 5$

WID
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super amazing!

Gar0
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So beautiful. 5$ all the way.

AdderXYU

I can't believe I forgot to mention how awesome this is in my first go-round

littlem

effing radical. love it a lot!

igo2cairo
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Thanks so much everyone for the incredible support :)

ristastic - the stamp does look really cool and initially I toyed with the idea of making it part of the design. Anyway, if it ever printed I could certainly include it if people didn't mind the idea of wearing a design with such a personal stamp on it!

seashellgigi

I want the stamp on it!!! That would be cool!

wispywit

beautiful! $5

herky
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Totally awesome. Love it $$$555

littlem

igo2cairo on Jan 07 '09

...ristastic - the stamp does look really cool and initially I toyed with the idea of making it part of the design. Anyway, if it ever printed I could certainly include it if people didn't mind the idea of wearing a design with such a personal stamp on it!


stamp on the back of the tee?

littlem

also, this would make a fantastic art print, as well

Lightpost

Best on the silver tee.

Lightpost

Actually, is there a tee color close to that parchment? That would look amazing.

Robsoul
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Would love this on mint, fantastic work with great authentic feel to it.

5ved and buyed.

igo2cairo
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Thanks a ton people! =D

littlem - thank you, and yeah, the stamp on the back might look cool too.

Lightpost - creme? or maybe sand...

Anyway, I may try to work on some additional presentations and post some links, even though I know 99.99% of the people don't check them.

igo2cairo
igo2cairo profile pic Artist

Thanks Rob! :) Yeah, mint makes everything look awesome.

erple

Mmm... very nice indeed!

igo2cairo
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Ok, I tried the design on a sand and creme tee and also added the red seal. So check out the link below if you have the time and let me know what you think.

PRESENTATION ON SAND AND CREME TEE


roadkill3d
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This will PRINT.

radiobot

print, 5$

igo2cairo
igo2cairo profile pic Artist

cough thanks Eric! I apologize for my lame links, technology and I don't mix. Please check the link that opifan64 posted for the design on sand and creme.

ilovedoodle
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You are awesome Terry!

yeohgh
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TERRY the Dragon,,,yeahhhhh!!!!!! :D LUV it!

olie!
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so yeah I'm guessing you have a print here, awesome job

sonmi
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SOGOOD

Fish Pie

Excellent work!

igo2cairo
igo2cairo profile pic Artist

Thanks for all the awesome comments everyone! =)

buko
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awesome! 5$

igo2cairo
igo2cairo profile pic Artist

son yohan - I'm Eurasian. Half Chinese on my dad's side and a quarter Swedish, a quarter English with a dash of German on my mom's side. It's no wonder I'm so confused all the time!

valorandvellum
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Your best yet!! Great details and yes, you should keep the red signature!

When do I get my free copy?? :-P

igo2cairo
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Haha, thanks Priscilla. I would love to see you wearing this for real, so soon I hope? :)

sassatattoo

so cool that i don't have the right words to express myself.

wigglefish

Beautiful design. aswome colors. $$5

Fleck
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Fantastic; colourful, whimsical, legendary, it has it all.

TangYauHoong
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You're on fire!!

briancook
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Don't get me wrong - this is a sweet design but the response it's getting is MADNESS! 130 comments? You should be psyched dude.

walmazan
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awesome!, 2009 año de igo2cairo!!!


$5

Gar0
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did this wind yet?

igo2cairo
igo2cairo profile pic Artist

Thanks so much to everyone who voted and left comments!

Chengui - Of course, I'm totally psyched! :)

alexmdc
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winner to be!

PRINT PRINT PRINT PRINT

seashellgigi

Nice score! Print Print Print

AdderXYU

Wonderful score. Very good position for the "best unprinted" bestee, I'd say

igo2cairo
igo2cairo profile pic Artist

What a fantastic score! Thanks so much to everyone who supported this!

AdderXYU - thank you. I can think of some other very deserving people for that award but it's cool to even be mentioned :)

againstbound
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Holyshit, dude!! You've been stacking high scores like there's no tomorrow. A very well deserved congrats and I hope this prints.

NiNTH WHEEL
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Great score. Congrats!

myteemo
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Awesome score! This baby better print.

igo2cairo
igo2cairo profile pic Artist

Thank you! =)

Gar0
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Nice one, I would say you're definitely in the mix for best unprinted designer.

Best of luck.

myteemo
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Has this printed yet?

walmazan
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I can wait for this!

seashellgigi

Why isn't this in the window yet?

Gar0
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I still don't know how you didn't get best unprinted designer. You've def hit a rich vein with these Eastern styled designs.

One of them has to print.

the_jcw

killer work, how can they not print it!

nikolina100

P

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NiNTH WHEEL
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Congrats!

ounom
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Congrats Dude!

davidfromdallas
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3 Sand/Beige Prints!

haha

jess4002
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congrats, terry! :D

ginetteginette
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you're kicking too much ass now! leave some room for others!

seashellgigi

congratulations on all the ass-kicking!!!

misakaji

zomg this week's winning tees are all so good!

Delrondu

Congratulations! beautiful tee.

clearcut

ouch, i've submitted a drake too, well, it's the mayan one (the feathered snake/drake) with a different style. Anyway, beautiful illustration! :)

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