This was a freelance project I did in 2018 for Marvel™ Studios to create a graphic for t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies inspired by the character "M'Baku" from Black Panther©. I worked directly with Winston Duke, who stars as M'Baku in many Marvel™ films, to create illustrations and hand-made type. The shirts were sold for a limited time as a promotional element between the releases of Black Panther© and Avengers: Endgame©.
The portrait of M'Baku I created embodies power, strength and intention. The lines on his face convey his earnest character and the colors chosen represent the colors of the Pan-African flag. I used these colors in a way that established depth and shape to an otherwise flat illustration.