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T-Shirt Design Military 02 by RobDuenas T-Shirt Design Military 02 by RobDuenas
Funny story here, so the bosses at work tell me to do Military stuff with Skulls, I say okay but it might be weird with a war going on and all, but they overrode that concern and told me to do it. I came up with the design you see here, I drew it up in pencil and had a freelancer (who wishes to remain nameless cause he has a day job and doesn't want the heat) hooked up the skeleton coloring. I put in back into the shirt, did some color tweaks, added text and walla! BUT then we got yelled at by the buyers that theres undead skulls on a military shirt, what with the war and all, so I got yelled at for doing skulls in military.

Sometimes this job can suck.
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:icondetomasso:
DeTomasso Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Shiiiiiit, this is jsuy plain awsome! Any chance to have the original pic? I'd love to have it printed on a t-shirt! 
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TankmechA1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Dude I love this shirt how can I get one. I am in the Army
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librate Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
From my point of view you have done a great job! ;D
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SCHRAUBENZIEHER Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
BUT I LIKE! can you link me to the shop's website or sometin? i might b interested in a couple of shirts
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darkdamsel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Zazzle apparently does screen prints now tho ya might wanna check to be sure. =0)
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:icondarkdamsel:
darkdamsel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
I think it rocks. ;0)
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jimiyo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
very awesome! reminds me a little bit of the Lean brothers, which is a good thing. one of my first large freelance gigs was going like 30 military designs. was interesting since i had never been in any of the forces. keep rockin the great work friend!
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:iconrobduenas:
RobDuenas Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Yeah my first t-shirt job was drawing/designing my platoon shirt in Basic lol who knew I'd roll back years later. I'll prob revisit this stuff sometime in the future just a little burnt out on shirts right now... I'm sure you can understand.
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Supernus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
is this design for sale then ?
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:iconrobduenas:
RobDuenas Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
nope.
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:iconarmyofechoes:
ArmyOfEchoes Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
This is simply awesome, Where can I buy?
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:iconcapmoreno:
CapMoreno Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
That PIECE is FILLED with some very nice Details. SICK!
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kiddco Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
You still doing shirts? I'm over in Afghan and looking for something like this for my guys.
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Sniwt-Design Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
HOLY SHIRT! good JOB!
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:iconrobduenas:
RobDuenas Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Thx!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconrauwkost:
RAUWKOST Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009   Interface Designer
Fantastic!! Great detail with the ripping and all, where can i buy a shirt like this??
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:iconrobduenas:
RobDuenas Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
You cant... but I'm workin on it...
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:iconrauwkost:
RAUWKOST Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009   Interface Designer
Too bad, hopefully it will be in a short while, this shirt is really awesome!
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:iconrobduenas:
RobDuenas Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
ell that shirt wont ever tbe, the company went under and the art is gone. I got yelled at for this particular piece, especially by the sales rep from Sears...damn that was ruff. I am however in the midst of putting something together on my own. Tho don't ask me how long that will take lol
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sickshitdesigns Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
was it ever acctrally printed and if so do you know where i can pic one up at ?

casue it's :headbang:badass :headbang:
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:iconrobduenas:
RobDuenas Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
no none were printed I have one that was for test, but I got yelled at by the Sears and Wal-Mart reps over these, I am however considering putting together a line for purchase, prob is even Zazzle's printing is far inferior to screen tees
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PrometheusXD Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
I really want to buy this shirt :(
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:iconrobduenas:
RobDuenas Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
me too, but the company folded and they have the art.
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littlegett Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
This piece was featured in the News Article found [link] (-;
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draxisg Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Awesome design! That's crazy! The Army is all about skulls and cool sh*t!
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:iconrobduenas:
RobDuenas Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
Tell me about it I was 19K for over 3 years, think they'd take my advice. I messed up thing tho, is i just went to WalMart and I see the Call of Duty shirts finally came out and they have a skull wearing a CVC. Goddamnit...
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eleven20 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Hook me up with where i can buy one man, and i defo will :)
Great work mate.
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:icondisober:
disober Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Hey did you ever make this as a shirt, i do a bit of screen printing as a hobby, would love to do a print like this.
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:iconrobduenas:
RobDuenas Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
It was sampled, came out a bit darker than I wanted, but that was about it.
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Aunvi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
I'd wear it. Detail is awesome, lighting is great, and texture is spot-on. Sucks they don't listen or the shirt didn't make it, and what kinda hat is that and where is it from?
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:iconrobduenas:
RobDuenas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Thats a standard issue army Bere. Thnax!
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purplerose Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008   Photographer
This is really nice! :) People do some strange things.
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SneakerTree Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Student
Yeesh, that DOES suck with the job and all, sorry you had to go through that, thats not cool. ><

Its weird, I mean when I read that your bosses TOLD you to put undead things on a millitary shirt I was like "oooooh, thats not going to go over well..." Man. Suits are dumb. xD Not always, but usually, they have no idea what the public wants or how things THEY want may give a negative message to consumers and they blame the artist they write the cheques for.

Me, personally, I look at this at artwork before anything else, and as far as that, this is again an awesome piece. (incidentally I'm studying the human skeletal torso so this really caught my eye- your thorasic cage is beautifully done~!) Because of the war going on, I'd probably put this in a small corner and not publisize it so much if it were my piece, but hey, I think art is timeless, and I don't pay attention to politics and the war or millitary much. *shrug* But thats just me.

I don't see how this would offend many people...did you catch a whole lot of flak for it?
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:iconrobduenas:
RobDuenas Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
Ah no I didnt get flak for it, but I would have if I ahdnt already warned them from the get, luckily I ignored the orig request to go ALL OUT on skulls and threw in two alternate pieces one of which is a huge hit so HA! take that!
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Mahou11 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
amazing design
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Beastgods Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Hobbyist
buyers can die! this is one awesome piece of art for a shirt
the ripping made by the skeleton is so realistic
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BlackBird-melbourne Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
being on teh other side of the world?:O..I can say,aside from war issues...as a piece of art,this rocks
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RobDuenas Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Thanx, yeah I've found the hard way tho that what we as artist's think is cool, either scares or annoys 40-50 year old buyers/non-artists. In this case it is a 45 year old mother of 3 who actually chastised my bosses as if she had actually been in the military. I served 4 years as a tanker and in chemical weapons, this stuff doesn't offend me, or my friends, but they're the ones who write checks. So... there ya go, most the shirts I post here are the ones that never made it, they probably will 2 years from now or after I leave the company I work for, cause it's weird like that. The only thing that annoyed me was getting yelled at for things I warned them about doing... but hey price of being creative for a living I guess.
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BlackBird-melbourne Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
ah,the price of artistic genius is high;)...it seems a bit rich when you actually/have/the experience,though...and warned them...I know I would be peeved?:O...sadly,it seems that a lot of buyers want "more of the same"...it's depressing:P?
But nonetheless, your "rejects"[:rofl:] are great;)....wonderful design and eye-catching use of colour...so I'm sure I'll be seeing designs like this sometime in the future?:D
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:iconrobduenas:
RobDuenas Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Ha ha, appreciate it man, cool Blakcbird logo tho, though I'd say.. :) To say I was peeved is a bit restrained, I'm a very professional person, but I admit I lost my cool that day at work... THAT wont happen ever again, it's done now and I've learned a good lesson, "let it go"....
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BlackBird-melbourne Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
well,I think the artistic personality allows some leeway;)?...they probably think you're a temperamental,crazy artist now?;)[far preferable to being a suit?:P].....and yes, you don't want to amp up the blood pressure? :fork:...but...;)..I'm all for a good hissy fit every now and again;)?[I have a very indulgent day job?;) :rofl:]
and oh...:O..thanks for looking:hug:...but lol,I have nothing up there yet;)...it's intimidating looking at the quality of work here:O?...but it gives me something to aspire to?
.....[shall add myself to your list of stalkers...er...watchers?;)...your gallery is very impressive:D
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:iconrobduenas:
RobDuenas Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
Nah temperamental? No jsut honest, I am only artist in art dept... so.... is strange situation for everyone, cant wait to see more work form you!!!!
sorry for late reply!
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:iconblackbird-melbourne:
BlackBird-melbourne Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
thank you for your encouraging words:)....your work is so very cool and inspirational[:lol:.I'll bore you with gushing;)?]...well,at least you don;t have to fight /another/artist for artistic control?;)
[....sorry for the late reply from me!:O..it's the time of year,:lol:]
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:iconrobduenas:
RobDuenas Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
No prob you have sooooo many great comments I must repy to them all... wil take time... lol no thank-you again for great words looking forward to you growing gallery :)
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