Monday, February 1, 2010

Shirt Woot Contest #132

I decided to do something with the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz for shirt woot's "Heart" themed contest.The design depicts him going about his every day business of chopping wood, when he comes across a tree that someone carved a heart into, and it reminds him of what is missing in his existence.

The drab colors, dead and twisted tree, and the broken portion of the yellow brick road are aesthetics I choose to further strengthen the atmosphere of melancholy in the piece.

I originally included a flying monkey in the design after a few people mentioned they would like to one in it, but after completing the final lineart I felt that it made the design a bit to long, a distracted to much from the focus point, which is the Tin Man and the tree.


  1. Too bad they didn't print it. I really wanted this.

  2. Same here. Is there any way I can get this on a shirt.


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My real name is Joel Rose, not Drakxxx. I've been doing what you see here (artwork) for a good portion of my life. I'm heavily influenced by films of all kinds, especially of the horror persuasion, video games, and various forms of graphic design and illustration. Thank you in advance for visiting my blog, and I hope you found it exciting!