So I’ll mention now, in case it wasn’t obvious, I entered this contest. I thought- no problem! I have heaps of ideas for t-shirt designs. I’ll just sketch a few out and…
Oh. Sketching with pen and paper is all good until you realize the medium is a digital t-shirt (above), none of which are white! So how to get this sketch of mine from my head, to paper, to digital shirt?
(Insider secret: I may have a blog, but that’s as tech-savvy as I get. And I get several emails each month from people offering to help me “fix” my blog, because it’s so basic and old fashioned. [Insider secret inside the insider secret: I will take you up on your offer to fix my blog when your offer is free.])
|Thats it. All the artistic skills I’ve got. You ready to hire me, Icebreaker?|
The rules to the contest are simple:
– The artwork must be your own
– There must not be more than 3 colors in the design.
At first I tried to color match the background by “eyeballing it” and made it a bit stylized.
I didn’t think it was bad, but put it on the tshirt:
|Hm, maybe not.|
So I spent some more time playing around and did the best I could to color match the background. It’s a long story and I won’t bore you, but I ended up deciding my biker should’t be so dark. So I went this direction:
Which I liked for about 30 minutes. Then the white outline drove me nuts, and I decided the Icebreaker logo in the corner was too much and if they actually liked my novice design, they could put a more flash logo anywhere they like.
Then I was inspired to make the whole thing white. A little more airy feel to the bike in the air (or something). In the end, the simplicity worked for me, and this is what I submitted:
Sooo…. you know. But I had a lot of fun with creative process, and I urge you to give it a try too. I know one of you out there will have the proper computer skills to make something great. And my finder’s fee for this contest is you only give me half of your $1500 winnings! (This is a bad joke. Please go! Win!) The contest closes on October 8.
Lastly, if you haven’t got the time to design an awesome t-shirt of your own, you can at least vote for your favorite here below. You won’t find my design because these are the finalists (I believe) from the last contest. But hey, once again, you could win free stuff!
|Click me to VOTE.|