Sunday, 11 April 2010
Making of: the Comicdom Con 2010 Poster!
Here we go!
This is going to be a short "show & tell" on how this years Comicdom Con Athens poster was made.
After i was informed that i was to do the poster, i immediately knew what i wanted to do.
So i started off with a good long Google, i was in particularly looking for an old theatre poster look for the illustration at hand. After a couple of hours of searching i settled for the poster below by Eugène Grasset, after dismissing some Mucha and even some Klimt inspired ideas.
I mainly wanted to focus on the "From Yellow Kid to Conan" exhibition that will be on show the days of the Con so i propped the battle-ready barbarian in the foreground but for some reason i seemed to had misplaced poor Yellow Kid for a swinging Spider-man and a Swamp-things head in the original concept and then yet again i misplaced he Circe de Soleil trapeze, some zombies and a turtle reading comics in the later on version, sorry Outcault! my bad :S
So after the rough concept was put together, it was just a matter of penciling, inking and colouring to the final version.
And i cant hence enough the fact that i loved the Gold/Blue colour scheme when i was doing this. :)
Once the main illustration was done and the guests were confirmed, i inked the text on another piece of paper and pasted it on.
I think thats pretty much the works on this illustration.
hope you all enjoyed my gibberish.
have a nice weekend!