Illustration – Progressive Agriculture Safety Day T-Shirt

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day T-Shirt Final

Client: API Source

Project Details: I was contracted by Kerry Nobis of API Source to produce an illustration for a t-shirt. The theme was farm safety and the shirts are handed out every year during the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day.  I was instructed to begin by providing two to three concept sketches for the client to review. Below are the initial sketches I submitted:

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day T-Shirt Sketch 1

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day T-Shirt Sketch 2

The client was pleased with this initial batch of sketches, but decided to use their already established mascots within the illustration (Safety Spot and First Aid Kit). I was told that I had creative freedom to draw the mascots in my own style, but should feature them in a colorful, fun-filled scene reminiscent of the famous painting “American Gothic“.

Here is a snapshot of “American Gothic”:

American Gothic Painting

Here is my provided sketch:

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day T-Shirt Sketch 4

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day T-Shirt Final

The client was pleased with this result, and the sketch was digitized, colorized and formatted for printing on t-shirts.

Testimonial: “Aaron has proven to be an asset across the board. From concept, to illustration, to final piece, he is efficient, on-time and produces high quality work.” — Kerry Nobis, Advertising, Premiums & Incentives

Final Thoughts: This is one of my favorite illustration projects in recent memory. Not only do I love cartooning, but I always enjoy illustrating cartoon animals when given the opportunity.

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