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Arkin Leather Goods Co. T-Shirt

Hi All :)



First off I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed taking part in this class - everything I have learnt has been completely invaluable! So I decided to make a t-shirt design based around my brand ARKIN [ www.arkinsupply.com ] I handcraft leather accessories in my workshop using traditional techniques. The brand is quite new and still forming it’s identity but in the early part of 2015 we will be expanding into limited apparel. 


I felt the design of this t-shirt should reflect the brands slogan - Life // Leather // Loud so I decided to create a character based on old school leatherworker.  I have always been drawn to monochrome, so for this tee I have just gone for a white print on a plain black t-shirt.  


I first made my initial outlines straight into Illustrator using a couple of web found images of old tattooed sailors I had found.  Once I was happy with the overall layout I actually printed it out and hand sketched in where I wanted to put details.  I then went back onto the computer and added all the features until eventually I came to this…


I would love your feedback, it is my first ever t-shirt design so the more thoughts you can give me on it the better!


Liz x



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