Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Mega Man enjoys his morning Coff-E-Tank.

I'm a huge fan of the Mega Man game series. So of course I had to do some T-Shirt designs to reflect this. I had this idea because I'm a new coffee drinker. I started drinking coffee about a year and a half ago. I had never made the connection before, but I was googling for ideas for a new shirt, and saw a coffee mug with the E-Tank logo on it. Then I started thinking about how funny it would be to see Mega Man drinking from it.

Original Sketch

Above is my original sketch. After I was done, I realized that the proportions were way off and Megs was way too tall. Rush didn't change at all from the original though.

New scale sketch

While I was at work I doodled this to get the body language right. He had to look tired, not just in his face. I started with a curved line in the middle, and branched out from there. As you can see, all it takes to draw Mega Man is a bunch of shapes.

Sketch with robe

Then I decided to take it a step further and add a morning robe. So above is the finished vector line art, I then printed it out and drew on top of it with a red pen and scanned it. I referenced an old 50's ad that had a man in a robe to get the pattern. I did all of that free hand in illustrator.

After I got the principle characters just right, I added the finishing touches. I made a simple kitchen out of easy shapes and did a halftone backdrop. I have shopped it around to the daily shirt sites but haven't had any luck. But if you have a ton of disposable income, feel free to take a look at the finished product here.

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