Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Poster Design

New poster concept  I worked up....what do you think?


8 comments:

  1. Great design- love the trees!

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  2. Awesome - I'd hang that on my wall in a heartbeat.

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  3. Way to channel your inner Mary Blair. I love her illustrations and murals. I am so glad you've made something just as lovely. You've inspired me to design a poster in this art style. Great work! Keep it coming!

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  4. Nice! Looks like it would be right at home on the Grand Canyon Concourse or on the wall of every single room in the place. The only things that seem a bit odd, and I'll admit that I'm this is getting super-picky because overall, I really like it, are the branches that are straight, but at 45 to about 80 degree angles. They make for a bit of visual tension where it doesn't need to be. I get why they are there, certainly nature creates far more intricate snarls, but it just seems like the tension should only be between the trees and the pattern, not in the tree itself.

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    1. Thanks dave, yeah I noticed that once I looked at the completed piece. I went back to my reference photo I worked from and compared it to some others, I don't mind all the branches not being perfectly straight because I think the illustration would come off too perfect...too "vectory" if you get what I mean. However, some are perfectly up and down and others have the slight angle. So you can see it was intentional.

      I also think all I would see is a tuning fork if they were all perfectly straight up and down. It also adds a bit of organic feel to them seeing how they are suppose to be trees. I didn't want everything in the design to be perfect...I mean have you seen mary's line work in the murals of the GCC? LOL!

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    2. Oh sure, I didn't mean to suggest that they all be perfect because I agree you want it to look somewhat organic despite the geometric nature of it. Actually, I figured out the specific problem, it's the branches at about 90 degrees to its main branch close to a bend in the main branch. Maybe if those were a little further from the bend and maybe had their own bend that semi-matched the others (some variation being ideal) would make it work.

      Again, I'm being micro-detailed in critique here, it is terrific.

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    3. LOL! It makes me think and I like that. . . so it's all valid.

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