Saturday, October 16, 2010

A more designy project

I've been working on a rather disparate assortment of projects of late and have been doing some more design-based work than usual. Here's a peek at a poster design I just finished for 826 Seattle.I had a lot of fun working in an intentionally childish style. My color palette a few years leaned heavily towards bright blues and oranges, and I made myself intentionally move towards more muted tones because I wasn't happy with the way my color choices made everything I made seem cartoonish. That said, I'm still extremely drawn to crazy bright colors (one of my studio walls is painted a lovely color named Tequila Sunrise), so it was nice to have a project where wince-worthy hues were totally in keeping with the style I was going for.

Right now I'm also working on a somewhat secretive project. I've always wanted to delve more into comics and graphic novels, and I'm making a comic book for my friend's really awesome project that you should submit to. I'm a little worried I'm not going to finish in time because I have a lot on my plate at the moment, but all I did manage to use this project to justify buying myself the complete Calvin and Hobbes boxed set as "reference material." Turns out that was an extremely unproductive idea because now I'm re-reading the entirety of Calvin and Hobbes to procrastinate on all my painting deadlines.

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