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A-Kon 23 T-shirt Contest Entry by Shinjukou A-Kon 23 T-shirt Contest Entry by Shinjukou
This year's theme is "youkai", oh god I can't even tell you how happy that makes me, hahaha~

This design is probably way too busy, but it was really fun to draw and pretty well shows everything I wanted to include (a cute girl, cute demons, inanimate things come to life, and the Dallas skyline, lol). I'm kinda worried I made the demons too cute and I don't know if the umbrella is even recognizable as an umbrella anymore because the handle is not visible. ;_;

I have at least two more designs I want to finish before the contest is over <3 I also have lots of other projects I'm working on, so we'll see how this goes~
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Alluring-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cute ^___^
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Shinjukou Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>v< thanks!
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SmashBros2008 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Naww how sweet.QwQ*Dies*:iconimdeadplz:
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Shinjukou Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;w; <3!! Thank you!
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SmashBros2008 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe.X3 Ahh save meee!Q_Q:iconbegplz:
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higurashiXyoumi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Being a guy and all, I don't know if I could wear this without feeling a little less than manly. >.> Definitely a cute design though, I love your paper lanterns. Good luck!
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Shinjukou Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, I'm sorry to hear that ;3; I tried to make it less scary and more cute for kids~
I'm glad you still think it's cute though, thank you so much! <3
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JohnYume Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'd be happy to wear such a cute T-shirt ;A; Good luck!

As a serious suggestion, you might want to enter an alternative version with less detail. The rules state that the detail will get drowned out with the screening processing of making the T-shirt. It might effect your chances of winning... and I'd love to see you win because the world needs more cute shirts! XD logic = win

I keep hearing the Youkai theme and it makes me want to enter! I like drawing art for cons but I hate doing contests ;-; But I love drawing anything demon related... this makes me wanna join... but... but... ;-;
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Shinjukou Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;v; Aww, thank you so much!

I planned on submitting a less-detailed version (with less stars/city lights, that sort of thing), but I just got lazy last night and didn't actually do it. *w*~ As long as I submit it before the deadline I think I'm good though! I'm so glad you like it...I thought about you when I saw the theme too (because of all of the youkai stuff you've done in the past <3), give it a shot! Who knows, the theme next year might be...big beefy men with slick muscles and body hair standing in front of sports cars! ;_; Then I think we'd both up a creek, LOL.
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Yinno Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dont think this has too much detail. Take a look at 22's T-shirt. It has way more detail than this and it won :) I agree that this is cute though. I would like to see more cute shirts instead of the usual ones we get. :D I entered it as well, but good luck to you.
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Shinjukou Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: Thank you so much!
A-Kon 21 and 18's shirts were both really detailed too and they used pretty fine lines...but I think I used more colors than they did, which can be scary. ;w;
Your entry is very nice, too! I love all of the different demons you featured <3 Good luck in the contest!
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Yinno Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dont worry hun. :) Just hope for the best and keep your head up...thats what im doin lol
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carpathianwarrior Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
this is really good. i would like to have one of these. GL on the contest
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Shinjukou Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3 Thank you so much!
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llCadaverll Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's totally not the rapper akon
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Shinjukou Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WE HAVE THIS CONVERSATION EVERY YEARRR
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llCadaverll Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AND THIS MOTHER FUCKA.
ISN'T
A-KON
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Shinjukou Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BUT DIDN'T YOU KNOW
I'M A RAPPER AND A MILLIONAIRE?
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llCadaverll Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dem fightin words
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Ladre Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute, I love it :heart:
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Shinjukou Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;v; thank you...! <3
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WarFalcon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Abi-Hime, best youkai ever!

OMG the umbrella one! LOL!
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Shinjukou Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS TRUE BUT
I couldn't put her on the shirt ;v; she's copyrighted~

ALSO I THINK THE UMBRELLA IS MY FAVORITE <3
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WarFalcon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh I know, an Abi-Hime shirt would have been EPIC!!!

And is that girl in the picture a nekomata or a kitsune? Most would assume kitsune but since the tails are not visible it is hard to tell.

Still, Abi-Hime is the most beautiful of all youkai... and women in general, lol.
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Shinjukou Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true! ;_; She fits the theme really well too...

I was gonna go with kitsune because I made her ears so big, but I see people do huge ears on neko too...so I dunno. <:

<3
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Lu-s Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
kawaiiii
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Shinjukou Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
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Lu-s Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
^^
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