Kooks and Legends Animation film festival - Poster work

Ok, today is election day in the states, and I'm too stressed for a full painting analysis blog post...but I figured I'd share the process work I did for this film festival poster.

 

My only brief was to "Make a cool poster."  I went to the festival this year, and there was a sweet French cartoon that reminded me of Moebius' work, so I thought I'd take it in that direction.  I started with a page of simple thumbnails:

Rough thumbnails in pen.

Rough thumbnails in pen.

Definitely borrowing some of Moebius' compositions...but if you're going to do that, do it from the best!

Nothing leaped out at me as "good" or "bad" from those 8, so I decided to take all of them and make colour comps.  I just took a picture with my phone and mailed it to myself.  In Photoshop, I set the layer as 'multiply' and then put colour underneath.

Fast colour comps

Fast colour comps

I showed these to the client, and she liked all the ones on the top row.  For the final poster, I drew it in Photoshop on an 8.5x11 image at 600DPI.  I changed the colours around a little bit, but I followed my ideas pretty closely.  Here's the final poster:

The Poster

The Poster

If you are an animation student, I encourage you to enter, the show was very popular this year, and there are cash prizes!

 

Ok, that's all from me today, sorry for the short entry, but real life intrudes.  If you are American and registered, GO VOTE.  If you are anything else, find a registered American and tell them to GO VOTE.

Thanks again!  Talk to you on Thursday :)