I Draw my Own t-Shirt

In Lijiang, I spent one afternoon drawing my own T-Shirt with Wendy.

In Lijiang, it is a huge business to draw the Dongba characters on T-Shirt and sell the T-Shirts to tourists. It seems every 1 out of 3 stores have those T-Shirts. I suggested we buy some white T-Shirts and borrow the color and brush to create our own t-shirts. So, this is the whole story.

Jian Shuo with the pen.


© Jian Shuo Wang

The color plate:


© Jian Shuo Wang

Started with the red Sun:


Photograph by Wendy

Big head of my cartoon boy:


© Jian Shuo Wang

The big head from another view:


© Jian Shuo Wang

My stamp with my name on the t-shirt:


© Jian Shuo Wang

The small flower on the grassland:


© Jian Shuo Wang

Wendy also draw another T-Shirt. She draws better than me.


© Jian Shuo Wang

I wear my T-Shirt.


© Jian Shuo Wang

The work took the whole afternoon to complete. There were too many people watching us drawing that they almost blocked the road.

8 thoughts on “I Draw my Own t-Shirt

  1. In Shanghai there are this kind of shops where T-shirts with hand drawing are available. Even you can do it yourself, too.

    I think it started much earlier in Lijiang. One of the interesting form of art in life! Fashionable also. Cool!

  2. Hello,

    I will like to add your kind of shirts to my store stock in nigeria west africa,am ready to pay for the shipping cost cos am buying in bulk.

    reply back earnestly.

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  4. hi there.. may iam interested to draw something in my shirt but i dont know what good materials are good to use for doing this.. i don’t like my art became fade after washing it.. i want to stay it long or forever i guess.. can you recommend me some good materials…

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