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The Sand King's Calamity
The older men of the city were mocked for their bizarre ideologies and prophecies. In great detail they would describe their maker, a figure as tall as fifteen men, but with the appearance of a child, and his skin was smooth, not rough as theirs was. They spoke of how he had created them using only his hands and two brightly colored tools.
They also warned of a great flood, a rising of the tide. Nobody believed the stories, not even the prideful Sand King! One day, the unthinkable happened. The water DID rise, and nearly everyone was killed. The King was fortunate to be the only survivor; however, guilt can weigh on a man like a millstone tied around the neck. The tortured King lives for only one purpose; he travels from castle to castle, mile after mile on his horse, warning the townspeople of the great flood.
Is there really a sand king? Most would say probably not. But the next time you're at the beach, you'll most likely notice out of the corner of your eye something scurrying along the sand. You turn your head to see what it is, but find nothing. A common sand crab most likely, or could it be…?
Well done. I like the pink color, looks like a sunset, which adds a whole other metaphoric layer.
Wow. I wish that whole story was printed on the shirt as well! Oh, and if anybody complains about the yellow... it's SAND, people! Yellow is fantastic. I love yellow. Yellow yellow yellow.
This is really awesome! One of my faves of yours!!
I love your explanations of your subs :)
i reallyreally like how that pinkish-purple color works in this design. it gives it a lot more depth and interest. great use of complimentary colors :D
. . . and don't forget about those glass houses too ! :D
It's a rough life when everything around you keeps crumbling . . . poor guy :(
this make me want a yellow shirt!
Excellent color scheme!
great texture and subtle tonal values.
uhh oo battle of epic preportions between you and glennz here... it ends in a tie from me though 5
Ay yai yai! you're dominance on Threadless persists for eternity. Faints.
poetic, and beautifully drawn. (so...the same old shit from you, really. jeez man, mix it up a bit!)
stop being so awesome. 5
You are amazing. I love you and I love your designs.
Unstoppable Threadless Force. 5$
man i don't like the yellow but you are on fire awesome
great! the story behind it is such a nice touchh
Dude you got some serious skills. Can you slow down a bit for the rest of us so we can win one. Where's your personal website? $5
I like your stuff better than glennz's. But don't tell him I said that. Great touch tossing in that soft pink! 5
Great touch tossing in that soft pink may sound dirty, but I SWEAR I didn't mean it dirty!
^ I agree with the soft pink touches... just gives it that bit of oomph... great colour combo... another impressive sub. 5
Damnit. Can I have your babies and make a t-shirt factory? $5!
super great!!! super talented!!
The illustration is good, and the story is excellent. But I don't think the illustration gets the point across. It's pretty ambiguous. Maybe that's what you were going for, I don't know. I think it would be really cool to include the story.
I love it.
I love you 5$
Perfect! 5$! =)
thanks for all the comments everybody!!
Wow. This is amazing. $5
Vaden, maybe this IS the Burger King. Perhaps he's looking for his SANDwich. HAHA I'm a dork.
why are you so good? :-) i looooove all your designs man 5$
I'm curious, how long did this take you to design and what you used to create? photoshop?
Thanks everyone for the comments! Artdrops, this took about 20 hours, and it's all done in Illustrator.
Awesome work once again, Chris!
alway love Your textures. Nice job once again
this is cool, but the perspective of the sand castle just doesn't look good. 3
woops... nearly forgot to comment, actually just stopped in to check the score that isnt there yet. You consistently create great designs... you dont need me to tell you that though, they are obviously time consuming. 5$
Artistically, I think this is brilliant. The pink/red used in the waves is just an example of great colour selection. Sorry to see this score under 3 as I think it deserved higher.
This is infinitely better than the Glennz submission. ^^
this deserve like a freakin 4.5, what the hell is wrong you ppl!
Yes, I still like this a lot.
This is just wonderful. I absolutely love it. I'm not a religious man, but I'll be praying that this gets printed!
Bangkok? This is what happens when amazing designs don't get printed. Anyway, I just read the wonderful story behind this again, and marveled at the awesome skill of the illustration. I wish cbuchholz would make a children's book out of this!
this is such an epic design
Beautiful. Too bad it hasn't been printed!