“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ” – 1 Corinthians 12:12
Next month, I was supposed to travel to New Mexico for Đại Hội Về Đất Hứa 7. However, due to the pandemic, the event has been postponed to 2021.
There was a T-shirt design contest and I decided to enter the contest for fun. Why not? It was the first time that I used the iPad Pro for art. It was definitely a new experience as I have only drawn on paper in the past.
I did a quick GoogleSearch on the theme (verse) for inspiration and found this image:
I really liked the concept of multiple people looking towards the cross, so I based my design off that idea.
My first draft of the T-shirt design included little TNTT people climbing up a mountain toward the cross. I wanted to included a little bit of color in it so I made the mountain purple. However, there was a limit on the number of colors we could have so I had to exclude some colors. I ended up not really liking the initial design due to the fact I had a limit amount of colors that I can use and therefore making the design difficult to understand.
In the end, I changed the colors to make the design make more sense. Simple is better. I decided to put my design inside a white circle. I wanted the circle to represent the host (the little piece of bread that becomes the Body of Christ). Here, TNTT people are holding hands and climbing up the mountain to be closer to the cross (in this case, I used the TNTT cross). The TNTT uniform pants and skirts had to be gray due to the limited colors we can use, but I felt like this made more sense.
I looked back at the previous VDH T-shirt design and realized that there was a front and a back. I decided that my design would be the back and I quickly made a simple front design:
In the end, I think I like the final T-shirt design. It was simple. And to be honest, I cannot remember why exactly I chose the T-shirt to be gray. Probably because I was not “feeling” any specific color so I just picked gray because it felt right at the moment I designed the T-shirt.