Friday, August 17, 2007

75. Expanded T-Skull

T-shirt cut with Xacto. Attempt #3, I think if I did about a dozen more I could perfect this technique, but I really need to get some actual work done today!

UPDATE: Per request here's a hi-res JPEG (option-click or right-click to download) of the pattern as it ended up. I recommend experimenting on paper and modifying as you see fit.

13 comments:

Balco C said...

On a sad note skull #75 has been disqualified due to performance enhancement drugs.

At first we believed the story about the xacto knife, but the test results prove otherwise it was done while being juiced up wearing one of those 8 XS t-shirts left for sale.

Although #75 will be in the record books many are advocating an asterisk be place aside it.

Isaac said...

Is there any chance you could do one or two t-skulls of America on an American Apparel XXXL t-shirt? I'd pay in advance if necessary.

ALR design said...

They'll cost a little more since I'd be ordering less than a dozen blanks. But, I'll research and let you know the cost! If other folks want XXXL, let me know and I'll go ahead and order a dozen and the price can stay the same.

Ban de Soleil C said...

I would be impressed if a later skull be an image of your back after tanning wearing that shirt. A-la-Skull # 19

ALR design said...

Actually I did want to do a sun tan skull, so good idea! Thanks C.

Isaac said...

About the XXXL -- thanks! You can email me (from my blogger profile) about the cost when you find out. Depending on what wins the vote for the next t-shirt, you might be able to put me down for two of the blanks (one with this design and one with the next).

The Lone Beader said...

This must've taken some time... Did you draw out the design first??

ALR design said...

I drew an image first and then compressed it 50%, then I had to experiment with cuts to see what would look still look skull-like after expansion (thus the multiple tries).

ALR design said...

p.s. I forgot to say, I taped the drawing to the shirt and cut through it.

The Tigress said...

I'd do the design on the front of the shirt, then stitch a piece of white T-shirt fabric on the inside to make it more wearable (less risk of weird suntan...although I agree with a previous comment that would be a cool idea).
Very cool. I'm impressed!
(by the way, thanks for including Yorick in your submissions post!)

Kim said...

I like this idea, I've been wanting to make a layered skirt with an "expanded cut" skull design on the outer layer, but had the same problem being unsure how to approach the cutting to keep it looking like a skull, and not like my skirt got caught in a paper shredder.

I still have to send in photos of the other skull clothes I've made, but reading your blog is enough procrastination as is. :)

Jake said...

any way we can see the design you used, or a description?
would be great to cut up a t-shirt like this!

ALR design said...

OK I've added a link to the pattern above! Have fun and be sure to send pix of the results.