I have a graphics project where I need to design a betta fish illustration for a t-shirt. And it's sparking other ideas for a personal project.
I'm getting ideas to do a poster where betta owners can commission an illustration in a certain style and format- and in the end those owners will get a free poster with all their fish on one big poster, funded by the drawings themselves and other people interested in purchasing it.
The end result would end up with stylized betta in a poster like this
. But with the name of your betta beneath your fish.
I plan on vectoring drawings in illustrator, but for now here's development of my drawing towards this poster. I probably won't go for something too realistic.
I don't really like these, everything I do on paper still feels better and cleaner. But I haven't drawn digitally very often lately. But I am getting a good, detailed understanding of betta anatomy.
Digital Sketch 1
Here's what I think it will most look like in style.
Traditional Sketch 1
How interested are you guys in a project like this? How big a poster would you want? I plan on fitting about 25-50 betta on this poster. If there's not enough people, I will fill it in with made-up betta- but I want this to be personalized with real betta owned by people who love their fish.