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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.
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Cleoparia Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
I would proudly wear this shirt. XD
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s2-Kumanchu-sama-s2 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
I thought kraken was beaten to death by jack sparrow o.
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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.
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nyrva Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
oh fuck yes. thank you ever so much
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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:
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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!
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godofwarlover Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Cthulhu Fhtagn!!!
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DragonLordKris Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome, I couldn’t stop laughing. :rofl:
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Cibbwin Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is joyous. Playful; not offensive!
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