It hit me, as I was sketching a death head moth, that I don't have a single piece of clothing or jewelry that really shows my love for this critter. What better way then bleach art, I say! I could've easily just have used fabric paint and made a print... but I love the grungy rust-like look that bleaching lends.
I also found this as an opportunity to try a couple techniques that I've seen floating around youtube for t-shirt reconstruction: weaving, and skull cut out.
Here's the final result:
And here is how the shirt looked like before, and some in progress photos:
|Taking it in a couple notches|
|My sketch, and figuring out positioning|
|Chalking the skull to the back|