Mermaid t-shirt for my little girl and her bestie

My graphic business mostly deals with designing invitations for events like birthday parties, weddings, baby & wedding showers - that sort of thing. Once in awhile, I'll come across a client who wants to go *all out* with the theme of their party and include matching t-shirts for the kids as party favors. I needed to learn more about the process and get a better grasp of what it takes to design a t-shirt the proper way.

I started by using my daughter as a guinea pig. She and her best friend *love* mermaids, so step-by-step, I followed the class - from sketching out the mermaid, scanning it in, pen-tooling it out, and coloring it in. The tech pack is extremely useful, and I will be tucking that file away in a safe place. I especially love the t-shirt mock-up that was provided with the class. It truly makes the shirt come to life, and how cool is it to change the color of the shirt so easily?!

For this design, I used a local t-shirt company that digitally prints the ink into the t-shirts. They are able to print just one shirt for each design, and I didn't have to limit my colors. My daughter and her best friend *love* their new matching tees!

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