Counterdrug Task Force patch design

The completed Pennsylvania Counterdrug Task Force patch. Painted with gouache, ruling pen and compass just like the old days of illustration design. We learned how to do this the first year of art school 1979-80 and thought it was tedious then. It was even more so now because I had forgotten how to handle the water based paint. After a while it came back and think the final achieved the desired results. In the color sketch the owl was a brown but found they different colors were distracting, simplifying that color scheme solved the problem and added a bit more drama to the design.

Counterdrug task force crest.jpg

Patch color sketch 2.jpg

10th Aug, 2018