So I thought it would be fun to take you through my design process from start to finish! Here is how I created my shirt illustration "Tweet"
This is my initial sketch I scribbled out on my sketchbook quickly so I wouldn't forget it.
After looking at my initial sketch I tried playing around with what the birds could be saying that was funny. ultimately I decided to keep it short and sweet.
Next I sketched out how I wanted the birds to look - this was my pre-final drawing. Because the final would be in pencil I worked everything out in this drawing before I did the final rendering.
Here is a photo of the final rendering - I used my lightbox to trace the basic outlines of my original drawing and then rendered the values.
Here is final bird drawing scanned, but unaltered.
Here is my final t-shirt design submission to Threadless. The color work was done in Illustrator, the speech bubble section in Illustrator.
Hey everyone! Hope you're a fan of my design. Vote $5 if you want to see it printed!
If you want to help me promote it you can tweet it with #tweettee
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If you're curious, you can also see what @Sparr0w82 is up to!
If you are interested in seeing how this design evolved from a ten second sketch into a fully fledged submission you should swing by my Process Blog!
A special thanks to pheanix/Keith who gave me permission to use his wonderful sparrow picture for the avatar!