Last old thing I’m posting. This actually isn’t my original design and I really wish I could credit the original artist. Basically the below design is what I worked off as a t-shirt design from the first No More Heroes game (Wii). I loved this design so much I wanted to find a way to get a clean version of it, independently. I went as far as contacting the Ubisoft message boards (the publishers of No More Heroes in the United States) to find out who the original artist was so I could ask for their permission to create a clean version of this design. They were unable to find out and to this day all I know is the designer is someone from Japan who won as part of a contest in Famitsu magazine. (this is the only information given about the shirt in the actual game)
Because I made this design before I had Photoshop, and because I thought it’d be a neat idea, I decided to go with the pixel sprite approach instead of a basic straight up clean illustration of the watermelon guy. Also the simplification of making it in pixel form helps since a lot of the details from the original design are blurred out from being a t-shirt design within a videogame.
One of the first things I drew with new Wacom tablet last fall. Tekkon Kinkreet is awesome.