Hey guys! Today I’d like to show one of my recent t-shirt designs and several sketches. About a month ago I decided to make a set of designs dedicated to different types of sufferings creatures face in different worlds of Samsara. According to Buddhist and Hindu cosmology there are 3 lower and 3 upper realms: various hells, hungry ghost’s realm, animal’s realm, human world, demigod’s realm and heavens where gods live. The problem with Samsara is that one’s mind experiences suffering even if he’s living in heaven.
So I’ve made several sketches and started doing digital version of the first one – Shalmali bonsai tree. Shalmali forest is one of many locations in hell and it’s famous for the trees that hurt creatures and iron-beaked crows that peck eyes of the ones who are reborn there. My girlfriend said that no one gonna wear the tees with such designs, but I still wanted to make ‘em. Well… after I’ve finished the first one I was convinced my idea was not the best one. Below is the only design I’ve made and several sketches.