T-Shirts in Illustrator

I found two videos on youtube on how to make T-shirts in Adobe Illustrator both where helpful and had different ways to create t-shirts, I will use the first video as help to make a type T-shirt design. For the second video I will use it when doing a vector of an illustration I have made.


Hayden Williams

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For this project I have been looking at many different fashion artists, I love Hayden Williams’ illustrations they’re all bold and eye catching, even if the illustration is just black and white the drawing is still bold and just as good as one with colour in, His drawings are elegant and traditional with his own twist to them, there all perfectly drawn and none are quick sketched, from each image you can see how much time is spent on one drawing to get detail or colour right.

Pattern & Decoration

I have found an art movement called Pattern and Decoration which I really like as its unique and I want to create fabric print T-shirts, The picture below is an example of one of the pictures I found on Pinterest, After I’d researched ‘art movements following fabric patterns’00c8d3275750ef133f38f34a8d657c00 kim-macconnel-woman_with_mirror-17
I went onto wikipedia and read briefly about what this is it also had artists who draw related to this art movement, One of my favourite people who was linked on the page was Kim MacConnel, I googled to see what she did and this was an image which instantly shown, I love the colours and the creativity, This relates to some of the ideas I have when I create T-shirts.
Throughout this project I will use this art movement  and Kim MacConnel to help me create some of my final pieces.

Fendi & Marc Jacobs

On instagram I found some fashion designers but Marc Jacobs and Fendi where the two that stood up I youtubed them to see what work came up, I linked the two videos into this blog to show you what I watched, I found these two videos helpful I especially liked Fendi because of the patterns and colours he used. Marc Jacobs showed making a Mickey Mouse T-shirt as I’m doing T-shirts this shows the process of making them through screen printing but nothing of the design being drawn or being created in a software such as Adobe Illustrator.

London Fashion Week: Street Style

I looked at different images I focused a lot on colours to see what was in fashion for spring.


The first image the colours the woman is wearing is Strawberry Ice and white.


Black and white stripes where also something I seen in images while looking at London Fashion Week.


On T-shirts many women were wearing Toasted Almond but had a slight bit of yellow in to make it less skin like. I wouldn’t use this for my designs as I don’t think the colour would work on only two colour T-shirts.


Many people were wearing Prints usually with something plain,but most had completely vibrant colours to show the part of the outfit, although I like this style it was mostly seen on jackets rather than T-shirts.


A style that I kept on seeing was stripes but black and white stripes always worked well, and could be used for T-shirts.


I could also see a lot of reds, and some plaid clothing. I wouldn’t use this on T-shirt designs because I don’t think they would be a successful design that could be uniquely created and call my own.


A colour which I have seen in shops and during London Fashion Week is Woodbine, I like this colour on things like button up shirts rather than normal T-shirts as it’d look cheap if it was plain but it could work if it was a pattern T-shirt.


I also seen a colour which is always seen black and white, This will always work no matter what clothes you want to use it on especially T-shirts. You can use the colours with type, patterns, vectors and screen printing