October 20, 2006
To recap yesterdays exciting episode; …I am trying to create a poster that has an “old time” look to it. My client is not aware of what I am trying to accomplish with color and has sent an additional email asking that the poster be very, very colorful. Unfortunately, I have already finished painting it using very limited color.
As I look at the poster, I really don’t really see any way to insert a lot of color into it. Boots, footballs, and anvils just aren’t very colorful items. My only option is to blow out the background with color. This is a tricky proposition. If too much is going on with the background it will overwhelm the images in the foreground. I keep piddling around with color until I come up with a solution (pictured above). I feel that, short of painting Skittles and a rainbow into the background, this is about as much color as I will be able to insert into this.
I burn the job to a disc and toss it in the mail. This didn’t turn out exactly the way I conceived it, but hopefully it will be what the client is looking for. I receive an email a day or two later saying, “hey, we sure liked that colorful poster” …whew!