A little while back RedBubble posted a design challenge on their website: Design a T-shirt for the Railroad Revival Tour 2012. As it was all about trains (which are pretty cool) and music (which is also pretty cool), I decided to give it a go. I managed to get my design finished an uploaded (with only hours to go before the cut-off) and sat back to wait for the voting results. The voting was to be done by the Railroad Revival people (no community voting by RedBubblers), and they were offering some pretty impressive prizes for the top 3 designs. As I haven’t really delved into the world of t-shirt design, I was definitely not expecting to win the competition, but I did enjoy working on the project and might even have learnt a thing or two along the way.

Sadly, we were advised yesterday that the tour has been cancelled (not sure why at this stage), which has obviously cancelled the competition as well. Oh well, these things do happen, and while it would have been exciting to see how the judges rated the many designs (you can view them all here), it was still fun to take part.

My Musical Train Design – Railroad Revival Tour

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Revive the Music on Rails – Annette Abolins 2012

… a few stages from the design process

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I started with a rough pencil sketch, putting ideas on paper
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A few changes to the design while adding the guitar, piano and flute…
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Played around with background and fonts while painting the colour…
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… and after a few final tweaks, I called this one finished.

Thanks for visiting

Annette :)

Annette

Art to me, is as much about understanding life and its mysteries, as it is about telling stories to connect with the world ...

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    Hi Annette!
    Had a look at the other contest entries and I must say that yours is defo among the stronger ones! Too bad the contest was canceled..
    Hope all is well down under! (Spring is coming, right? )

    1. Annette

      Thanks a lot Johan :) – It was a fun thing to do, so I don’t mind all that much. Yes you’re right, were heading for summer down here :)

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    I love your design. So sad that the competition was cancelled; otherwise, I’m sure that you would have won it.

    1. Annette

      Oww thank you :) I don’t think I stood a chance to win, but it’s very kind of you to say so :)

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