ashen t-shirt design
i actually finished this illustration around Thanksgiving, but am just now able to share it. i was asked to create a T-shirt design for a Minneapolis Punk-Metal band called Ashen. it was a lot of fun, but boy, this illustration was a hand cramper! mainly because the drawing was done with Stippling (using the pen to create a dot pattern). i like this method, but i try not to use it to often. i feel like a lot of artists do it, but it was perfect for this project! the problem is, it’s very time consuming and takes a lot of patience. but at the same time, it works well for detail and screen printing. anyway, i’m pretty happy with this piece, it’s got a bit of a “Pushead” feel to it, who has always been one of my favorite artists. Sid was also gracious enough to model for me (wink, wink)!
to your left, you’ll see the original illustration. i scanned that into photoshop and prepared it for screen printing. ok, before i go, one little note. i’m going to shoot for Tuesdays around 10am for posts from now on. this could change and i will let you know if it does. i was also thinking about Thursdays, but decided to start with Tuesdays for now. as i mentioned, i’ll keep you posted if it changes. so please check back next Tuesday, i’ve got a really cool project i just finished and i can’t wait to share! cheers and thanks for reading! be sure to come visit me on Facebook and Twitter!