Create a series of T-shirt designs with a consistent style & theme, one week project focused on speed of outcomes.
The theme of my series will be folklore tales mixed with skating. I decided to illustrate the characters from Red Riding Hood, but in the midst of skating action, with more modern clothing choices. The illustrations will be accompanied by typography in a graffiti/ street-art style.
The contrast in line-weight and overall stylistic direction between the typography and the character illustrations creates disharmony within the images.
Standing alone; the characters all have a consistent aesthetic, as does the typography. Yet, when they are married together the differences in style is too great.
I believe this is due to the relative time spent on each element, the typography was intentionally very quickly done, without correcting many mistakes in its creation, whereas the character illustrations were slower, more methodical, & precise in their execution.
Each design is tested on a variety of shirt colours to evaluate the change in clarity of design.
Elliot Watson, Illustrator with a background in historical swordsmanship and all the weird and wonderful trappings that entails.