Last year I was commissioned by new fightwear brand Combat Skin to design a series of Chinese style unicorn animals - known as the Qilin (also kirin in Japanese mythology).
I drew three different qilin postures and a huge variety of colourways for each. The designs were combined in various ways to produce a rashguard (see photo above), a t-shirt, tights, shorts, patch and a BJJ gi. Pretty much an entire grappler's wardrobe!
Here are photos of the t-shirt and patch: -
Note the gold ink used on the qilin - shimmery!
The gi patch is really vibrant, kudos to the patch maker for selecting such zingy thread colours.
Here are press shots of the tights and the gi design:
When my sample of the gi arrives, I'll write a full photographic showcase of the details on this blog.
My thanks to Combat Skin for trusting me with such a very large assignment, I look forward to seeing grapplers rock the qilin range around the world!