23 Jul 2012

The Bearshevik Revolution

Illustration, Process / Tutorial, Shirts For Sale No Comments


Research is the foundational aspect of many of my designs, and this was no exception. I spent time looking into vintage Communist propaganda posters, soviet type styles, bear anatomy and historic eastern European peasant apparel.

Based on that I worked up a composition that I felt was authentic to the style I was emulating while still presenting the concept in a clear, easily discernable way.

From here I built up the painterly look you can see in this closeup

This was quite a challenge for me, as I couldn’t blend between colors since I was keeping each color on a separate layer so that it would be easy to separate and screenprint. You can see the addition of each separate color in the animated gif below.


So there’s a quick insight into the process behind this design! Hope you’ve enjoyed it.

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