I’m very happy to present another tourshirt I did for Blind Guardian this year. The Artwork is called “Three Dragons” and it is now available at EMP Merchandising. Below are some work in progress steps. I thought it might be interesting for you since this is the first shirt-artwork I painted in oil color.
First step was a thumbnail for the composition and placement of three dragons.
Next was the preliminary drawing for the oil painting.
Then I mounted the paper on board and applied a first rough coat of acrylic colors to set a color base for the oil painting.
A work in progress shot of the oil painting. I started with the dragons and added the background later on. Painting dragons is loads of fun :).
Finally the finished oil painting, ready to be photographed for use as a digital artwork for screenprinting. The logo is implemented digitally along with some touch up and shaping for the shirt-artwork.