I had the pleasure of doing a t shirt design for a local band ChugChugWob. One of their more popular songs is titled "Ta Ta For Now", which is what this design was made for. This was a fun project that challenged my drawing skills and endurance.
You can see I originally drew something that had almost the exact likeness of Pooh. Before checking with the client, I had started making some design mock ups, but after a meeting both my client and I did not feel right about the artwork and that something should be done to make it more original. I was a little discouraged at first and not excited to re-draw the design, but decided to look at this as an opportunity to make something even greater. I had a feeling I was selling CCW short, along with myself; I pushed myself and drew something that surprised even me.
There was a still a process of communication between me and the band's representative to get the final layout and design that we have. Overall this was a fun learning experience and a challenge I really needed to make something great.
The first concept revisted, more original this time and has more of a “traditional-tattoo” feel overall. you can still the 1st drawing transparent in the background – I used it as a guide to draw over.
The original sketch that I ended up re-doing due to its likeness being too similar to the actual Winnie the Pooh.
The final back design as it should appear on the t-shirt. Slight changes were made when vectorized; notice the eyes and some lines around the mouth.
The final front design as it should appear on the t-shirt. Much editing was done to clean this up after taking it from “Pooh’s” hand.
Final mock up & design placement for front chest print.
Final mock up & design placement for back print.
The final design for front print that was sent off to the printer.
The final rendition of the back design that was sent off to the printer.