Captain America + Vietnam = Captain Vietnam.
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been learning about t-shirt designs in Adobe Illustrator and printing process. It’s challenging to come up with a cool idea for t-shirt design because people don’t want to wear a boring t-shirt.
Before I do anything for this project, I needed to brainstorm for cool ideas.I mainly want to make this t-shirt for myself but it would be cool if my design can fit a certain popular audience. I started with writing down everything that I like, what’s my passion, hobby or things that I’m interested in. After a while, I selected two of my favorite things, which were Captain America and Vietnam and try to combine them together in my head.
In my sketches on paper. I wanted to get a clear visual of my idea. I want to decide which illustration style I want for my character.
Above is my first rough draft in Illustrator, or Captain Vietnam 1.0. I wasn’t satisfy with this because I feel a lack of dimension and personality in my self created character. I thought that if I add some more design elements on his outfit and some shadow would add dimension to my character. I also believe that if my little superhero looks like he’s about to go in a fight, it would add more personality to him. Below is the final design. What a big difference some little changes can make 🙂