Painted tees have become a large trend at DBH over the years, and they never seem to be going out of style. It’s a great way for artists to display their talents on and off the computer! Painterly effects can be added in photoshop and other programs while brushstrokes are easy to add when using a tablet – it just takes a flick of the wrist. Check out some of our featured painted tees below and get inspired.
Spray Paint / Drip Tees
Melted Survival by Ingkong
Complementary colors teal and orange combine to create this fierce asian-inspired design, complete with sharp claws and paint drips. The drips make the design look as if it was just spray painted onto the tee!
Neo Panda by wolfinger
This cool one-color design was achieved with ornaments and splatter effects, along with some detailed illustrations and fading. Take a closer look and you’ll see the immense details in this panda’s face. The hand drawn nature of this panda with the added spray paint effects make this design a must have for any street art or urban art lover.
Technicolour Panda by dzeri29
This brightly colored retro panda embraces spray paint effects and seems as if it was just graffitied onto a wall. Realistic eyes and a halftone pattern were added by the designer to give it another cool twist. Similar to the design above, Technicolour Panda features dripping paint and splatters that give off a unique urban art feel.
Paint Splatter Tees
Whitespot by Artemple
Get in touch with your wild style with this fierce all-over splatter print. This tiger design was created with detailed, realistic illustrations and bright colored splashes. The paint splatters and details in this design really help the fierce feeling and killer expression in this design successful.
No Music No Life by sitchko
WOMP! Does music drive you? This brand new design features a beating heart connected to non-stop music and pumping beats. Realistic headphones surround a heart made of watercolor-like gradient colors. This truly unique splatter design also shows off glowing color features that make this design look 3D.
Painted Tiger by clingcling
Stenciled and splatter effects on this wild tiger make this design POP. Bright CMYK colors (minus K, black) are used in this design and really resonate with designers and artists around the world. Overlapping colors in Painted Tiger give this tiger depth and an almost 3D feel.
Koi Wash by kdeuce
Grab some good luck in this minimalistic, one-color design. The koi fish in this design is depicted as a casual expression of Eastern Luck. The simple brushstrokes in Koi Wash make the design seem as if it was hand-painted onto the tee, while the tiny ink splatters make this fish look simple and elegant.
Vulpes Vulpes by astronautARC
What the Fox Say? One simple brushstroke reveals a fox lurking in the paint! This cool painted design transforms a trending animal into a work of art with painted effects. Vulpes Vulpes successfully combines bright watercolor effects with bold brushstrokes to create a striking piece tee.
Black Agent by graphicollapse
This design is a great example of how to combine illustrations and paint brush effects. The raven was created using simple vector illustrations and then was detailed with photoshop paintbrush strokes and minimal splatters. The unique positioning/direction of these strokes really make this design look as if it was hand-painted. Keep this in mind when trying your next design – how realistic do you want the paint effects to look?
Got a jolt of inspiration from these cool, unique painted tees? It’s easier than you think! Try mixing up your next design with Photoshop brushes, splatter effects and dripping paint. We can’t wait to see more painted designs from our artists – they really add a unique dimension to tee design. Good Luck!