T-shirt design for Balkan Basterds

In July I was asked to create a t-shirt design for the Copenhagen based band Balkan Basterds. They wanted it to be simple in colors, so that the printing would be cheap. Therefor they suggested a line-art drawing.

I first researched Balkan culture and folk costumes to use as inspiration base for the design. I then drew some quick pencil sketches to show and inspire the band. We chose a loose design based on skeleton made from the instruments of the band and I created a high fidelity sketch which I completed in illustrator. I gave the band several colorschemes to choose from. The final design can be seen here:

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