Wednesday, May 03, 2006

T-shirt design


This was a quickie "freebie" t-shirt design for our church youth group for this summer. They wanted 'cool' and all that. Why did they come to us then? We're pushing 40! Anyway, they threw us these words that were important to them and said "go for it". Rob came up with the rough sketch of the characters and then I did up the final. We tweaked it some more past this point (above) but I don't have that one. Trust me, anything you don't like here got fixed and improved! Oh, and I KNOW this could have been done easier in Illustrator! Thanks Heath, I knew you'd mention it. I gotta learn that thing, I know, Iknow.....

10 comments:

shaggy said...

This is pretty cool. I like your style. I am just getting back into drawing after taking a break, all my characters were coming out looking the same, when they actually resembled anything more than a blob of pencil marks. Anyway I was looking for some inspiration tonight and I thought i'd leave a word or two.

babyjesus1 said...
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Heath said...

Tom....this could have been done easier in Illustrator.

What? It wasn't done in illustrator??
It looks like it to me.

BigTomFan said...
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MasterGlen1 said...
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Mike Meredith said...

Hi Tom,

long time no talk to,

if you really want to learn illustrator I will show you some stuff.....I uh only charge $300 an hour for lessons......

Just kidding, but heath is right this already looks like an illustrator piece.

Tom Bancroft said...

I think my blog is getting hijacked. Okay, I get it. Ha, ha. Stop before I cry.

Seriously, thanks Mike, that's a nice offer, we may want to take you up on the Illustrator lessons sometime. I'm a caveman, I know.

UrbanBarbarian said...

Great team effort! I may move out there and sifon off your power! Thanks for posting the blog below as well. Nice to see the origins of a well done illustration. I kinda like the first rough the best though! Maybe it's just the moody shady on the guy in front. I guess the bigger fish image sells it a bit more! Great job!

Heath said...

I'll give you illustrator lessons for free if you will pay me in Mexican food.

SMacLeod said...

That's a really fun design.

I met your brother, Tony a couple of times, actually had an interview with him once too. I'm a junior at CalArts, and loe your work. Glad I found you blog.