Green Gecko wrote:The Seedsof Doom I'm not sure about the lilac/grey ray segments. Could that be about 50% darker in K/Lightness?
The one font I've drawn was shaped like the other and is much more elaborate. I'll try it now but I'm not sure it will work. Not 100% sure what you meant about the background but I did another slight variant.
Getting there. I'd make "the" smaller (as it's basically a silent "the", everyone presumes it's there) and have it almost as a superscript above the "Seeds", to the left, or all on one line, and you could vertically stretch the text slightly for "Seeds" and "Doom" as they are the key words.
The whole thing is standing out better now. I think the text being only about 10-15% of the design area was a little odd, like the text was shy. It's a book cover after all. Usually the text is massive.
I liked the colour part of the radial stuff - in turqouise. I think you've mixed up what I meant, I was referring to the large segments of solid grey that are currently there. If those were darker, it would work nicer. Because light grey, and green, is a bit of a poor contrast. Green and dark grey - sure (look at YoYo Games website: http://www.yoyogames.com). But not green and light grey.
I really like the added impact of the text with 2 shades. There is one other thing I would experiment with, that is being the snow mound as a framing device for the text. It could follow the contour of the text, that needs to be about a relative inch higher up (it needs a "weight" at the bottom, print layouts and frames always almost have this). That would add a cracking extra dynamic to tie the 3 elements together, in the same way the "weed" currently doubles as the gap between the legs, which is clever.
It's this stuff that takes a great piece of art to a great layout. Keep it up!
I'll let someone else chime in, I don't want to feel like your client lol
Green Gecko wrote:There is one other thing I would experiment with, that is being the snow mound as a framing device for the text. It could follow the contour of the text, that needs to be about a relative inch higher up (it needs a "weight" at the bottom, print layouts and frames always almost have this). That would add a cracking extra dynamic to tie the 3 elements together, in the same way the "weed" currently doubles as the gap between the legs, which is clever.
What do you all think of the font itself? Trying to balance having an impact whilst also maintaining some of the organic forms of the drawing. I think technically I'm supposed to pay for that one. Pretty sure it's meant to look like the one used in The Thing.
I wanted to have one that had vines etc. coming off it but it's not really working.
Green Gecko wrote:Seriously? Is that not a Paint JPEG thing?
That must be a case of a renowned artist spending 30 mins on something and then claiming £££££ just to take the piss. :lol
(It genuinely happens.)
He has a retrospective coming up at Tate Britain. Its a publicity stunt to get his name about ahead of it and create a one off souvenir version of The Sun. It really bothers me on different levels. Christ, its Tate Britain and David Hockney. Do you really need to do this? And like that? With them?
I just picked up an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil the other week. Bought Procreate right away, after seeing so many awesome artworks created with it. I'm still learning, but I've been very impressed so far. Here's my first effort, Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan...