I designed some Vale Tudo fight shorts. This style of shorts was popular with fighters a long time ago in Brazil and have since been a staple of MMA fighters and nogi grapplers the world over. My version features a big bat that I drew. (Big bat in Portuguese is known as Morcegão).
Here's how I put the design together:-
|1. Quick sketchbook rough|
|2. Larger A3 working roughs, lots of them!|
|3. Settled on this facial expression and wing shape|
|4. Vectoring up in Illustrator|
|5. Laying out on a template I mocked up|
|6. The real thing|
The Morcegão vale tudo fight shorts are available here at my Meerkatsu store.