I am excited to share on 2 designs that I have been working on secretly as far back as June but didn’t mention it because they are not released yet. They are the t-shirt designs on Boccia! The picture below is not illustrated by me though.
So far, I rarely did custom requests because I already have a backlog of designs ideas in my notebook to work on.
However, I couldn’t resist coming up with the 2 T-shirt designs because one, it is for the fund raising event for our Singapore’s Boccia Players. With a wonderful debut at London 2012 Paralympic Games that did Singapore proud, I am looking forward to their performance for the 2016 games and designing is what I know best to show my support. Second reason is because my friend is in the Singapore Boccia team. And third, I did have a visualisation of how the design will look when my friend approached me on it so it is not too difficult to put together.
A little background on Boccia. It is a precision sport where the players’ objective is to land leather balls of their colour (red or blue) nearest to a target ball called the jack. With that in mind, I just thought of the movement of the boccia ball and also how a ramp is used sometimes to deliver the ball which resulted in the design for the red T-shirt. The grunge effect for the design which is not so observable in the picture is to communicate the gritty spirit and determination.
For me, it is a valuable and rewarding experience learning to do custom designs.
Hope the designs work out for the fund raising!