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You Shall Not Octopass by Eshto You Shall Not Octopass by Eshto
My sixth shirt.woot derby and I won 3rd place! Which means it got printed and I get some much needed prize money.

I was really proud of this. I somehow managed to come up with a design that appeals to Christians, atheists and LGBT people all at once. I was actually the least concerned about the religious content being provocative. After many years of studying and debating religion, I think I have a good sense of what is offensive and what buttons can be pushed. I have also learned to put my socio-political opinions aside, strong as they may be, in order to design things that can appeal to people from various backgrounds; which I think is key in making commercially viable artwork.

I was much more nervous about how the color scheme would play out. Using all six colors of the rainbow is usually a design mistake, but I managed to make it work. Woot shirts are limited to six colors, but here I incorporated the blue background of the shirt into the drawing.

Please don't tell me the animal being taken off the ark by the sea monster should be a unicorn or a dinosaur. Everyone and their brother has told me that. I considered it early on, I decided against it, and there's no going back to change it now.


Shirt is currently on sale here: [link]
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loverofbeauty Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Looks more like a squid to me, but still, very nice turn of phrase.
Cleoparia Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
I would proudly wear this shirt. XD
s2-Kumanchu-sama-s2 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
I thought kraken was beaten to death by jack sparrow o.Ơ
Vesperyan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
I want to write some thoughtful review on this; alas, I'd much rather continue staring, quite simply.
nyrva Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
oh fuck yes. thank you ever so much
sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man, this is brilliant! I love how Noah is trying to fight the giant octopus with his cane! :lol:
admiral-squee Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
This shirt is AMAZING. Also, llama. And, yeah, props for making a rainbow color scheme not look tacky!
godofwarlover Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Cthulhu Fhtagn!!!
DragonLordKris Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome, I couldn’t stop laughing. :rofl:
Cibbwin Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is joyous. Playful; not offensive!
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