davejmason got their new t-shirt by running a design contest:
Dumming Monster T-shirt - WINNER GUARANTEED!!
Check out davejmason's T-shirt contest…
The expression is EVERYTHING with this character. He MUST look: -Crazy -Mad -Full of energy -DESPERATE to play drums (can't handle the anticipation) -Uncontrollable (hence the chain links around his limbs) -Silly / Loveable (but not so cute or loveable that it becomes childish) -Funny --- He must NOT look: -Childish -Feminine (it will be worn by mostly men between ages 30-50) -Feeble / wimpy -Expressionless / blank / bored / neutral / happy etc -Too 'scary' --- REFERENCES: 1) Animal (The Muppets TV Show) - Image attached 2) Taz (Looney Tunes Character) - Image attached Both of these two characters are uncontrollable, mad, crazy, full of energy etc. Everybody loves them and finds them funny. PLEASE DO NOT COPY THEM EXACTLY AS THEY ARE COPYRIGHTED DESIGNS! 3) Another useful reference might be the movie Monsters Inc. (image attached) 4) I have also attached a couple of photos of vectorisations that I did myself of similar concept drawings. They were going in the right direction but still don't quite look mad/crazy enough and I'm sure you guys can do a better job than me!!
I need a drumming mascot/character designed, please use the drawing as a reference for what I'm after. It doesn't have to be done EXACTLY as shown... If you think you can draw it better and really exaggerate his expression... PLEASE DO! For reference, he is 'bursting' through the page, not wearing a skirt! Also, the sketch is meant to show fur, not slime. The design for this hoodie is modelled after the following t-shirt campaign run on teespring: http://teespring.com/engineering3 - I have also attached a picture of the hoodie that they sold (it reads: "Trust me, I'm an engineer") just in case the website above is unavailable for some reason. The whole design (including the words "Trust Me" at the top and "I'm a Drummer" *** at the bottom) must fit within a tall rectangular design area so as to look good when on the hoodie. Use the designer tool on teespring.com or the attached image (designarea.jpg) for more exact proportions. *** The text will be changing at some point, I'm still deciding exactly what text to use with the design so don't worry too much about this part. My main interest is in the character design.
What to avoid
No color fades or gradients etc. as none of it is print friendly.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. T-shirt starts at $199.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their t-shirt.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
davejmason collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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