To create a sense of depth in this Guitar tee design, I placed the biggest candy skull on the left of the fiery treble clef, then another smaller sized candy skull on the right, and an even smaller, this time grinning sun, back on the left.
The alternating of these images left and right, combined with different levels of opacity was the way in which I created distance between each object.
As far as the Guitar for this t-shirt design goes, I used a photo of a 29 fret Washburn Electric Guitar that was popular for a short time in the 1980s. The guitar has a cracked earth type finish, which goes well with the flaming treble clef and makes the Guitar look like it’s been scorched by the flames.
Let’s talk about the treble clef. Most people know that a treble clef has something to do with music, but not much else. So for those that aren’t too sure of what a treble clef actually is, here’s a quick explanation. It’s a giant, fancy letter G. Yeah, but why, I hear you ask.
The middle circular part of the treble clef sits on the musical staff right where the note G goes, that’s why it’s also called a G Clef. It determines where the note G is, and therefore where all the other notes are in relation to the G note. There’s more to it, of course, but that’s the gist.
Getting back to the Guitar, I strategically placed it, with its body, as if resting on the lower loop of the burning G Clef. Overall, I was happy with theplacement of all the elements in this Guitar t-shirt design.