I went in knowing what I wanted, a graphic of the earth as if viewed from space with a heart in the middle.
Happy Earth Day!
In honor of Earth Day, I decided to make a t-shirt inspired by the earth. This shirt didn’t require much prior sketching. I went in knowing what I wanted, a graphic of the earth as if viewed from space with a heart in the middle.
Although I already had a design in mind, I did have to search for maps of the earth. I wanted my earth to show the different continents which I couldn’t draw from memory. Instead I found an image of the continents and did a rough outline.
As usual I used Illustrator for this T-shirt design. This is my favorite program to use because I know how to use the tools. I also lean towards Illustrator because my T-shirt template is an Illustrator file.
To start off with I used the Ellipse Tool and made two circles of the same size. One of the circles was used to clip the image of the continents while the other was used for the outline. Lastly I used the Brush Tool to do a rough sketch of a heart. This shirt design was my fastest and easiest so far. Past shirt designs have had many drafts until I am happy with them. However this one, maybe because I had a clear vision for it, was done in one go.
Saving The File
I saved this image as a png like the rest. I like the resolution and file format for the web.
Do you like nature inspired shirts? Any T-shirt design tips?