New Imagined Nation Title
With my history working with both digital medium and print, I’ve gathered a bit of knowledge of how things should be.
Values need to be discernible in full color, grayscale and halftones so the project can be displayed on all printing levels. It needs to be readable at the scale it’s going to be displayed. It needs to be engaging and derived from the subject matter (don’t make a horror book with peppy, happy cover art unless your horror is meant to be ironic). All of these things seem to be no-brainers but when you peruse sites like DeviantArt, you tend to see how young artists become engrossed in the matters at hand, namely creation of the piece itself, that they forget common sense. I have been victim to my own zealousness as well.
Having said that, I’m rather happy with this:
I shouldn’t have to explain what this is. If you have to explain to what story a certain piece of title art belongs… You’ve failed…
I’m hoping, above what I can obviously see, that I succeeded.
I’m reinventing the artwork, trying to keep the stylistic material I enjoyed and throwing away the things I didn’t like so much.
I’ll be posting more. I’ll probably be posting more tonight, in fact.
Hope you look forward to it!
Posted on 04/14/2011, in Illustrations, Imagined Nation, Projects, Updates and tagged art, childhood, color, comic strip, errant, fantasy, literature, studios, updates. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.