Digging through some old memory cards and files I thought I might as well post up a few older bits and pieces in the next few weeks and so I’ll start with this one-off Dragonball Z inspired t-shirt I made for a friend’s birthday last year. A gift for Cable from the Saiyans – early pioneers and current torchbearers of the UK Parkour scene who, as you can tell from their name alone, are massively influenced by Akira Toriyama‘s famous manga and anime series.
I only have this one photo taken with my phone before I gave the shirt, so sorry for the slight blurriness.
I got to Dragonball-ize Cable for this design, including the trademark (natural) silver highlights in his hair which inspired his moniker. I also put their group name in the Dragonball lettering style and wrote Cable’s name in Japanese katakana on the back.
The drawing was done with Posca markers (yes, again, great on fabric too, they are awesome) over outlines made with tailors chalk. The shirt was finest Primark quality, cotton/polyester mix. This was the first and only t-shirt I’ve made, but I’m mulling over the idea of making a few new ones for myself.