Hand-Drawn Tee: Do Not Fret

It's been quite some time that I wanted to gift a hand-drawn tee to a friend, but never had a solid idea. As Christmas came, I know I had to crack my mind to come up with something to draw. A blank piece of paper can be the best space for imagination, and yet at the same time it can be a big problem for me - literally staring at that empty white space for hours and hours without a good idea. Until I finally gave up, I thought why not just go with something simple, yet still personal and relatable. So I thought of what he liked - music, guitar, etc. At that point, I wanted to draw a simple guitar figure with his name as a part of the guitar. So I went googling for references of guitars.

And that, was when a whole different idea came rushing in my previously blank mind - "Do Not Fret"; as in do not 'worry', as in guitar 'fret'.

Grounded with the idea, I enthusiastically started sketching a draft on paper, and then transferring it onto the blank tee shirt with my favourite Parker pencil as a rough guide. I then draw the actual design with a Sharpie in hand.

The finished drawing.

I used hand lettering for the text in the design.

Here's the finished design, labelled with a personalised tag.


"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." - Philippians 4:6

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