I think maybe now is a good time to do another step-by-step progression series. What do you think? I’m doing the line work on a new drawing right now, so I’ll start documenting progress. Follow along, comment, ask questions, etc.
This one I’m working on is kind of a remake of an older drawing I did several years ago. At my previous place of employment, there were several fun contests and challenges that would take place from time to time. One was a fitness challenge where we competed with other teams with the goal of accumulating the most combined exercise minutes in a month. Another contest was an annual chili cook-off to see which team could make the most kick-ass chili. As I recall, I was on the team for the fitness competition, but I wasn’t an official member of the chili team because of my lack of cooking skills and fear of people. I didn’t want to serve people chili. I was more of a silent, behind-the-scenes member, as I did contribute the logo for my coworkers’ team. Our team at the time of the fitness competition and one of the chili cook-offs was called Saber-Tooth Semis. Don’t ask. Don’t even ask how we came up with that name. It was one of those odd conversations that obviously involved trucks, tigers, and dinks. All conversations invariably end up about dinks or poo.
I recently had an idea to make a shirt design that features a semi truck. An angry truck. I soon thought of the old logo I made a few years back. The original logo I came up with was a pissed off semi truck with huge saber teeth. My plan for a new shirt design is to base the new artwork off the old logo by reworking the old graphic into a new one. I felt it needed to be changed a bit, as my style and taste has changed a little. Stay tuned as I show you what I’m up to!
Step 1: Below is the original Saber-Tooth Semis logo. It’s a semi with wood. I’ll leave it up to you to decipher that.
Step 2: I removed all the colors from the graphic and deleted the text. The trailer was also removed, as I think I’m just going to focus on the truck part. If I decide to add a trailer later, it’s no big deal. The goal with this step was to start with the outline of the original graphic, print it out, then sketch over it with an updated style.
Step 3: Below is a print of the original truck graphic with my updated sketch ideas drawn on top. Some of you may ask why I would bother to redo a decent drawing. My answer is I think I can improve. I had a bit of a different vision for the updated version and I wanted to improve.
I have the digital line work done already, but I’ve decided to save it for next time. If I post it all today, I won’t have anything left to write about next time. This is like a job – I don’t want to work so fast that I work myself out of a job, you know? Gotta space things out a little. It’s all about pace. Also, I have to create some suspense with you guys. I know you’re frigging dying to know what the next step is going to look like. You can hardly wait. But you’ll have to wait. Then you’ll have to come back to see if I’ve updated. Maybe you’ll tell a friend about how awesome this series is and they will come to check it out. Then your friend might poke around the rest of the Crock site and see a shirt they might want to purchase. Then they will purchase it. Then their friends will ask where they got the cool shirt. Then their friends will come to the site and see stuff that they like and make a purchase. Then my life will be complete!