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Submitted March 18th, 2010

Diamond Antlers

by thestray from United States

145 Comments

thestray thestray Artist from United States

Thanks everyone.

metalsan metalsan Artist from Venezuela

Great thestray, congratulation for another print! (y)

Ellsswhere Ellsswhere Artist from United States

looks even better on the shirt, ace print

asher2789 asher2789 Artist from United States

this is totally on my wishlist.

Karyn2002 Karyn2002 Human from

Hehe, I love that this is still “up for voting” haha.

Also, the Fed Ex truck needs to drive FASTER. I want my shirt.

Karyn2002 Karyn2002 Human from

This arrived today, and it’s completely and totally AMAZING. One of my faves.

matteyer matteyer Human from Pennsylvania, United States

not complaining…but curious why the colors on the shirt don’t match those on the artwork. I like the light blue but it looks dark blue/purple on the shirt.

thestray thestray Artist from United States

Just the way it translated to print I suppose.

matteyer matteyer Human from Pennsylvania, United States

no offense to you at all…but I think there’s more of a reason than that. it’s not like light blue can’t be printed on a black shirt. i’m just wondering why it was changed. the dark blue/purple seems to blend in with the black shirt at the bottom where as I’d think the light blue would stand out more.

Karyn2002 Karyn2002 Human from

@Matt2kool I actually think it looks darker in the photo than it does in real life — the opposite of your opinion. I think it’s ENTIRELY possible that it all has to do with lighting.

thestray thestray Artist from United States

@matt2kool – No offense taken, but I don’t think the colors were “changed”. It only looks slightly darker to me and I think that’s a combination of the photo and just how the design was translated to print.

matteyer matteyer Human from Pennsylvania, United States

yea it could be the lighting of the photo. guess I will find out as I plan to buy this shirt with my next order.

Karyn2002 Karyn2002 Human from

Matt, Ok, so in an attempt to help you out, I just pulled out my shirt and stared at it under a variety of lights, haha. The bottom of the design IS darker — on my shirt the very bottom is a dark navy and it translates up to a lighter dark blue — then the light blue.

I agree with Stray, that it’s possible it’s just how it translated, or they tweaked it a tiny bit, but I actually like the way it printed better, and here’s why. I loved the artwork and the light blue, but having the background of the bottom tones a darker blue makes them fade into the background more so it looks like the deer is rising out of stars — the points of light at the bottom are still really bright.

I think the photo of the shirt is incredibly accurate (though, obviously not perfect) in representing the shirt as is it appears when it arrives. If you’re not a fan of the darker, you may not be happy with the shirt.
thestray thestray Artist from United States

I haven’t seen a shirt yet that’s as bright as the artwork, from having my designs printed a handful of times I’ve noticed that it’s always at least slightly darker, especially when printed on black.

chakigun chakigun Artist from Bulacan, Philippines

Light makes the print look brighter. I have a couple of shirts that don’t look very bright under room light but when exposed under the sun or taken a picture off with flash, it looks exactly the same as with the photo. And these shirts are all black: dark side of the mystery, long way home, electric storm.

Of course DBH needs a good light source for the photos so the model and the shirt looks presentable for such a huge online shirt merchant. This isn’t about making shirts look better than they are. That’s just how light works!

matteyer matteyer Human from Pennsylvania, United States
Karyn2002 said: I loved the artwork and the light blue, but having the background of the bottom tones a darker blue makes them fade into the background more

that’s exactly what I don’t like about it. In the original artwork, all the colors stand out very well on the black background. but it looks like on the shirt, as you said, that the darker blue fades into the background. and that’s disappointing to me, cause part of the design is lost. I will find out soon though as I just bought this shirt.

thestray said: I haven’t seen a shirt yet that’s as bright as the artwork, from having my designs printed a handful of times I’ve noticed that it’s always at least slightly darker, especially when printed on black.

I’ve seen and own plenty of shirts where the print looks exactly like the artwork, some of those being DBH shirts. The prints can definitely come out darker, especially on darker shirts, but it looks to be more extreme in this case. the blue on the art and the blue on the shirt seem to be a lot more than slightly different.

thestray thestray Artist from United States

Well this is just how this particular design translated to print, there’s really not much else to it.

Every shirt is “special”, haha. How a shirt translates to print really depends on the colors involved in the art and the color of the shirt. I don’t know what shirts you have, but pretty much any shirt I have that has lots of colors on a black tee has come out significantly darker. With my “Revenge is Sweet” design you can’t really see the detail in the mouth because the brown is so dark. With my “Pixskullz” design it has half the colors the design has. “Umibozu” obviously came out a lot different.

I think they just did the best they can. Personally, I like the way it came out even more then the art.

Yue_Kori Yue_Kori Human from

can we please reprint in women’s? i really really want this shirt.

chakigun chakigun Artist from Bulacan, Philippines

Whahahaha am I the only one who thinks that the model should get a shirt which fits him perfectly? i’ve noticed he wears shirts one size larger… not that there’s anything bad about that but it can make people think that this shirt is larger than usual… most of the other models wear clothes that fit them well. it gives me an estimate on how the actual shirt would fit me.

thestray thestray Artist from United States

When I get it I’ll take a pic of how it looks on me. If anyone is thinking this shirt is larger than other shirts though they’re a silly goose, haha.

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