I have been doing the designs for the Work Horse jersey for several years in a row now.
It is given to the mvp player of the team to wear for the week.
This year the coach requested the design feature a horse wearing either a hard hat or the team jersey and he told me to just have fun with it. It is for 8-10yo boys so he wanted it to be fun and something they would want to earn and wear.
I came up with the following sketch design that I drew in Photoshop. I wanted the horse to be giving a big grin showing his teeth. Almost like he was posing for a photo after winning the award.
Then I took this design in to Illustrator and started working on building it out in vectors so that it could later be printed onto the custom jersey for the team.
Since the logo is going to be printed on a black jersey I then created a white border around the entire image and placed it over the black backdrop for client approval.
A big thank you to coach Jim Kenny and the Romeoville Hounds. I wish you all a fantastic hockey season!