Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

This was my second assignment I cranked out after the last one. Goal on this one initially was to pick a female lead based play and do a poster, as I needed more females in my portfolio. But in the end I leaned on this layout since I felt it was much more striking than the original comp I had planned.

I'm a bit bitter though that I had messed up my due dates on it. It wasn't due and I pushed through the night even though I didn't have to. Started it at about 2 in the morning from scratch, and had an art history class at 11am, the class it was due at 12:30am, and the Annual AOI show immediately after that to help set up. And I put on a suit for the heck of it, that was on from 10 in the morning till 11 at night. My feet hurt from dress shoes. You girls out there that wear heels... I ask you... WHY do you put yourself through that?

I got some really good feedback on this stuff, though. Sure is a nice break from the painterly stuff. As much as I like painting, and the finished product, it just takes so stinking long compared to these. I have a joan of arc inspired wrap-a-round book cover in the works now, so I'm gonna experiment a bit to see if I can merge the two styles happily.


Bernadette said...

love that creepy rabbit

kristina dutton said...

this is so fabulous! i dont know what i like more, the illustration or the type!

Keith said...

This is a smashing image. Everything works well together. Really strong concept.