See Lion Light Color – UltraSoft Triblend T-Shirt

See Lion Light Color – UltraSoft Triblend T-Shirt

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See Lion Light Color – UltraSoft Triblend T-Shirt

The lion’s share of pen and ink detail go into this realistic rendering of a young male lion’s side profile, looking out thoughtfully on the savanna. Note the contoured hatching and varying line weight used to express texture and dimension. Single color creates sharp crispness and stoicism in this work. Dark print for our light color T-shirts.

  • Unique design by a CA Bay Area indie artist
  • 100% Triblend fabric: softer, cooler, & more durable than cotton
  • Vintage 'worn-in' aged print over hip heather pattern color
  • Slim fit, comfy stretch, & body flattering drape
  • Machine washable, wash before first wearing

Made-to-order, allow 2-3 days production time

andrew looking out over the ocean
Collaborating Artist

Andrew the Angry 

Description

One of the greatest animated movies ever made, The Lion King–aka Hamlet with lions–holds a special place in many people’s hearts. It’s easy to see why the titular  lions captivate human imagination. These regal animals move in small fiefdoms–prides–as they stalk prey and look out upon their wild kingdom of the African savanna. It’s a brutal, scrappy life for lions despite popular depictions of their hunts, where they leave empty handed/hungry or with fatal injuries (like a broken jaw from an antelope’s kick). But we remain enamored by these lords of the Serengeti, struggling their way to survive as top level predators of their environment. Solemn eyes seem to betray a certain thoughtfulness in these savage, sleepy brutes. Sphinx-like harbingers of danger and mystery, these animals make a perfect subject for our soft Triblend T-shirts.

This lion is captured in a side profile, seemingly looking out upon the bounties of the Serengeti plains. His smaller mane seems to suggest a younger male, still battling to prove his mettle. What’s he thinking? What’s he stalking? Good questions for any would-be feline observer. This work features a highly detailed ink drawn realistic aesthetic with an entire web of thin pen strokes used to suggest the details of a lion’s head. Contoured hatching of the line work creates the hairy, flowing texture of the lion’s fur, each group of marks aligned in flowing directions that is particularly noticeable in the mane portion. Although the piece eschews the use of color, the ample use of varying line weight, length, and hatching creates plenty of three-dimensionality. The monochromatic coloring focuses your attention on the forms themselves, highlighting the technical details of the line art. In a way, the art form is as stoic and brutalist as the lion itself.

Like cats? How about big cats? Or just enigmatic predators, wandering icons of the African wilderness? This shirt captures the spirit of a young lion, a fierce warrior brooding gently on his continued survival in a harsh world. If you love these royal creatures and their mythos, this is one shirt you’ll be happy to rock everywhere you wander. These light colored tops with dark colored artwork work well for warmer (safari?) weather or if you’re going for something more understated.

This design is made for our light colored Triblend T-shirts. We also offer an inverted color design for dark colored T-shirts, as well as a colored version for those looking for something a little more funky.

This roughly triangular shaped print is centered on the chest and measures about 14 inches x 13 inches.

About the Artist

andrew looking out over the ocean
An SF native, Andrew grew up training as a painter. He's fond of natural subjects. Currently working on his lifelong passion, comics, and learning sequential art techniques. More by Andrew

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Benefits of Triblend Fabric in our Shirts

triblend t shirt with multicolor gradient overlay and triangle around it with text reading triblend ultra soft. durable. cool. next to itOur shirts are made exclusively of Triblend: a premium blend of 3 different fabrics for superior performance

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Ultimate Softness

Smoother, smaller fibers for worn-in, favorite shirt comfort

Long Lasting Durability

Wash and wear without worry, it'll keep looking great

Breathable Coolness

Perfect for hectic days around town & hot weather
heather pattern shirt

Fashion Friendly Sophistication

Beautiful heather "dappled" pattern adds textural interest
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Comfy Stretch, Better Fit

Moves with you and flatters your body in the right places
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Doesn't Weight You Down

Move like you're naked, lightweight yet functional

Details & Specs

  • 50% Polyester, 25% Combed Ring-Spun Cotton, 25% Rayon - 100% Triblend jersey knit
  • Fashion slim fit
  • Pulls over
  • Preshrunk
  • Crew neck, baby rib knit for extra fine comfort
  • 32 Singles for perfect softness and weight
  • Lightweight 145g/4.3oz per sq yard (~4.8 oz/shirt, Med)
  • Printed in Detroit, USA, with full color digital high resolution
  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

Sizing & Fit

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Fashion slim fit follows the body gently without being too tight or too loose. Just right, we'd say.
Our shirts have a slimmish, tapered fit that isn't too tight or too loose. Slim fit varies a lot between brands, but we'd consider this in the slim family, with enough roominess to be comfortable. Some call this fashion slim fit or semi-fitted.
Protip: Prefer something with a roomier fit? Just order 1 size up!

How to Care for Your Sweet Shirt

Machine wash cold inside out to protect the print, no bleach. Pretreatment may remain on your made-to-order shirt which will add a harder, rougher texture (it's to help the print look good), the first wash will remove it and make everything nice and soft. Tumble dry low. Iron low, but avoid print.

Measurements in inches. Equivalent suit jacket sizes in parentheses for chest measurements.

SizeSMLXL2XL3XL
Chest Length
(Suit Jacket)
27 ½ (36) 28 ½ (39) 29 ½ (42) 30 ½ (45) 31 ½ (49) 32 ½ (53)
Body Length 18 ¼ 19 ¾ 21 ¼ 22 ¾ 24 ¾ 26 ¾
Sleeve Length 7 ¾ 8 ⅛ 8 ½ 8 ⅞ 9 ¼ 9 ⅝

More Sizing and Fit Info

Additional information
WeightN/A
Artist

Andrew Wong, Destroy the Comics

Fit

Fashion Slim

Material

Triblend

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