I’ve seen a couple of these Minecraft piggy banks around online and decided to make one from scratch in Illustrator inspired by a combination of all the things I liked from all the different ones. The art really was simple to do with circles, rectangles and rounded rectangles, all overlaid. Once happy then combining them using pathfinder to form the various shapes. If you’re afraid of making your own art, don’t be, it’s totally worth learning a vector program. Font is freely available online.
If you don’t want to take the time to make yours, there’s some really cool designs already available for sale. For me, I found it a fun project to tackle since it’s relatively easy to create and visualize the layers on this. Some of the designs you all share are way above what I can see in my head so I go 3D for those.
I won’t share any of the specific settings here since I can’t, but the look ended up being very nice for this piece. Normally I try to get engraving as clear and even as possible for painting. This one I think I’ll leave as is.
Materials are not PG but ones I’ve used many times. About 1/8" front piece with the back engraved, 1/4" middle section in two pieces and 1/8 back. Fastened with about 1/2" Chicago Screws.
Edit to say: the texture you see is not in the artwork, it’s all from the engraving.