This question may be ill placed, and may also be difficult to answer, but I just wanted to garner any general design strategies anyone has on background designs for shirts. what I mean exactly is how do you take that main image you’ve worked up and create a background that will give it some depth and context on the shirt. I really admire the way many artists do very few simple moves to create a contextual background in their designs that dont take away from the main image but still seem to add so much. For example I think of spiritgreen right off, but I know there are many more. The problem I have is usually any notion of background I think of generally comes as an afterthought, and I feel as though I should consider this element earlier in the design phase. So again, any help anyone could provide with advice to their specific process or examples or even a general discussion would be appreciated.