Over the course nearly four decades of teaching karate, Marty Knight has used various images of traditional European knights. It was a privilege to be asked to illustrate one of these armored warriors to be used on t-shirts worn by the karate students. The instructions were, "Make it cool" and "Make him muscular."
Upon recovering some large-scale photograph prints that had been faded and damaged, Mr. Knight asked me to turn them into artwork that could be hung in the karate studio. After doctoring the damaged photograph, I incorporated it with new original photography and graphics. The finished design seen here compliments the quote Mr. Knight wanted on this banner, showing that years of hard work and determination can carve out a name for oneself in his community.