Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Three Musketeers Poster









I just finished this illustration for the Seattle Repertory Theatre. It was a really fun job and gave me a chance to use all the great lessons from the Illustration Academy. The main trick on this one was trying to figure out a design that worked as both a tall vertical poster and a horizontal outdoor board and bus board. Because of the size of the outdoor board we started with a digital vector version (which is what is being used so far in the ads), but what you see here is acrylic and gouache on board-- and some of the process work. Hopefully the painted version will be a part of the campaign as well.

5 comments:

Cedric said...

Looks terrific! Great composition, simple yet dynamic. Those thumbnails are fun to see too. Thanks for sharing so much about your process!

Jeff Love said...

Your thumbnails always kill me, Charlie. Wow. Great final, too.

bluemoonpaul said...

What a knockout, Charlie!

This piece really pops, with the bold primary colors and your use of black. Your experience with storyboards and comps is evident in the copious rough layouts you did. I can't believe you did so many. And many of them are super-strong, with interesting compositions and crops. I'm curious, did you settle on the layout to be used for the final, or did your client choose from all or some of your thumbnails?

Again, great job.

Charlie Griak said...

Thanks for the comments guys! Good question Paul-- I did show the art director all of the thumbnails, but then he and I decided on 4 to show the client. It worked out really well, the final piece ended up coming from the thumbnail I liked the best from the very beginning... which isn't always the case.

Robin said...

Fantastic work here Charlie. So well designed, drawn and thought out. Wow.