How The Newest Cincinnati Kid Came To Life

March 23, 2020 6 Comments

How The Newest Cincinnati Kid Came To Life

We are always trying to come up with new designs for our Cincinnati Kids collection. We felt we were in need for a good laugh, so we brainstormed out some new kid ideas:

Quaran-Tina? Funny. maybe to easy.

Vi-Russ?  Naa, too harsh for the times.

Carrie-out?  Hmmm, there we go.

How can we make it seem more....2020? Let's ask Instagram for help. 


Take a look at how our newest Cincinnati Kid, Dora Dash, was brought to life by one of our owners, Darin Overholser.

Step 1.  Sketch it out. Old school style. Pencil and paper. Lot of erasing and scribbles.

Step 2.  More of the same, starting to hash in some accessories.

Step 3.  Where is she? Let's put her in a scene of some sort.  Let's make it look like she just finished supporting a local business.

Step 4. Simply take a photo with your phone and import it into photoshop. The pencil marks were darkened up with level adjustments and then the drawing was turned into a halftone bitmap.

We gave her tiger leggings because she has love for the Bengals.... and she's been binge watching Tiger King on Netflix!

Step 5. The black layer stays on top, and colors are airbrushed in the underneath layers.  This allows for screw-ups and changes without totally messing the whole drawing up.  I also dropped in a real Cincy Shirts design - Cincy Lightning bolt

Step 6.  Hmm. maybe she's wearing flip flops, because she's straight off the couch. Cool! Those plastic shopping bags look like they are happy!

Step 7.  About 8 hours of hand airbrushing in Photoshop. Just me and the wacom pad...layers and layers with different opacity.   How bout we put her in a night setting?  It might add some drama, and show that the Diner is open late trying to get all of the business they can.   Also, notice there's no one inside the diner.

Step 8.  Base art is done! Now its time to lay out the type.  We dug up the Cincinnati Kids Template we used before.  On other T shirts like Opening Day Ray.

Step 9.  Final layout, ready to show to the design team. 

Step 10. We felt it was just a lady getting food...and needed to take it to the next level.  We decided to add a mask. Also, Instagram gave us a better suggestion than what we came up we dropped Carrie Out and went with DORA DASH! Door Dash is a 2020 food delivery service, and the mask definitely gives it a pandemic vibe. We sent Ryan King from instagram a free shirt for his suggestion and are ready to rock!




6 Responses

Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett

October 19, 2022

Omg I Finally Got Helped !! I’m so excited right now, I just have to share my testimony on this Forum.. The feeling of being loved takes away so much burden from our shoulders. I had all this but I made a big mistake when I cheated on my wife with another woman and my wife left me for over 4 months after she found out.. I was lonely, sad and devastated. Luckily I was directed to a very powerful spell caster Dr Emu who helped me cast a spell of reconciliation on our Relationship and he brought back my wife and now she loves me far more than ever.. I’m so happy with life now. Thank you so much Dr Emu, kindly Contact Dr Emu Today and get any kind of help you want.. Via Email or Call/WhatsApp cell number +2347012841542

Willmar Stew
Willmar Stew

February 19, 2021

Here we get to know about how the newest Cincinnati kid came to life. It helps us to decide that which one is best among its types. I enjoyed reading this article and would suggest others it as well. Thank you for this article! This is really very informative for us. For more information, visit us @

Christian apparel
Christian apparel

October 07, 2020

Thank you for bringing such topic into light, I really loved the concept of your article. Thanks for sharing this information. It’s a great source of knowledge; I think it will be helpful for lot of people who are looking for learning more about how the newest Cincinnati kid came to life. I found this Having loads of data, if possible do have a look


August 09, 2020 – Amoxicillin 500mg Amoxicillin Online


August 09, 2020 – Buy Amoxicillin Amoxicillin


March 23, 2020

You really need a shirt with Dr Amy Acton- benefiting relief funding or something.

Leave a comment