Friday, December 27, 2013

New Illustration For Crafters Metal Fabrication

Final illustration for Crafters Metal Fab new tshirt graphics

Everything has to start with a core idea and I always try to find a different perspective for something that may have been told already many times over. For this new illustration I wanted to work up a design for a friends metal fabrication company without just showing an anvil and or fire relating to the centuries old context of a metal worker. Adding in a cow skull with soon to be added rivets and metal banding, the machinery from the shop juxtaposes the setting and gives it a different vibe. Ol' Randy looks to be pounding in a railroad spike into the skull and gives the viewer the idea that maybe its just more than metal work going on at Crafters Metal Fab.

Initial sketch after mocking up several ideas that didn't quite make the cut