Party Croc T shirt
About the T Shirt...
Check out this new design from the ever creative Seventh.Ink (aka artist and graphic designer Matthew Johnson). This is one of three featured in his Kickstarter campaign
Matthew explained to us in more detail his design process for the T shirt design…
“I started the Party Croc design with a super simple, tiny thumbnail that I had drawn in one of my sketchbooks. It’s not rare for me to scan in a small basic thumbnail sketch and create an entire finished design from it. I’m not sure if it’s laziness or my lack of patience to get the job done, but that tends to be my general workflow as of late.. probably not a good example for most people to follow.
Once I got my sketch in place, I found some reference images that I liked and began drawing the composition in a little more detail with a light blue color. This gives me something to follow once I begin inking that doesn’t conflict with the black ink color. You can also see that once I got into the blue lines a bit I decided to change up the composition. I originally had him leaning out of a frame and spilling his wine, but I thought it would be a better visual story if he was saluting the viewer with a cheers. The addition of the cheese in his hand cemented the fact for me that I was headed in the right direction. At this point, you can see that I hadn’t added in the idea of the table yet as I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with the space below his arm.
After getting the blue lines down, I went to town on the inks and once I was satisfied I moved on to the coloring. Before I knew it, I was done! It took about 8-10 hours to get to the final result, and I’m very satisfied with it.
I did this design along with two others titled Belligerent Bengal and Wisest Owl for a Kickstarter project that I recently set up. The designs will be available on buttons, shirts, prints, and exclusive canvas prints through the Kickstarter project until August 1st, so head on over and check it out.
I hope you enjoy the walkthrough and the design as well!”
If you head on over to the Kickstarter page theres a speeded up video of the illustration process…