I teamed up with You & Who to design a t-shirt for their March 2012 launch, themed "Moving Forward".
You & Who approaches artists to design shirts that will benefit local charities from the artist's city. For each shirt sold another is donated to an organization in the U.S. that helps someone in need, particularly those experiencing homelessness, displaced veterans, victims of domestic violence, and runaway or troubled teens.
"Domesticated" began as a doodle in my Moleskine notebook. After finishing the drawing, I scanned it into Illustrator, where I traced and finished it-- And by traced I mean by hand, with the pen tool. Yes, I am a crazy person.
A vector drawing in Adobe Illustrator utilizing repeats and reflections to create unique patterns and facial expressions.
I found, after reflecting the left side of the original sketch to create the right, that it kind of resembled an inkblot used in protective psychological testing known as a Rorschach test. When I copied and reflected the top to make the bottom, I discovered that the design made all kinds of interesting shapes and patterns based on how far they were spaced from one another. The spacing effected the facial expressions of the wolf and also made some really awesome patterns in the middle.