Shuttlecock - student project

Hi Chris and the classmates, 

I am choosing Threadless for my t-shirt design. 

The whole concept of on-line design community is inspiring and we all love another success story of from garage to multi million dollar company.

I love their clever ideas and sense of humour. The designs are mostly illustration based, which I would love to attampt for myself.

Shuttlecock - image 1 - student project

I was brainstorming for some ideas and my inspiration came from badminton.

I've recently started playing in a club and i'm having so much fun. It's a great game.

Here are some innitial scetches.

I started with a drawing of a shuttlecock to get the proportions right.

Shuttlecock - image 2 - student project

My drawing is been live traced in illustrator.

Shuttlecock - image 3 - student project

Here are some further sketches. Not sure which one works best. 

Hope ths message here is clear. I wasn't planning on adding the cockorel in, but i quite like it and it may help with the double meaning of the word shuttlecock.

Shuttlecock - image 4 - student project

Just playing with colours. I need more detail and maybe some texture.Shuttlecock - image 5 - student project

Thanks for your feedback everone. Great suggestions. How about version 2?

Shuttlecock - image 6 - student project

On Threadless

Got some good scores but it didn't get printed :-(

Shuttlecock - image 7 - student project