These illustrations are for an event at the local Barnes and Nobel in Idaho Falls. They had a book reading to the kids, the 501st was there in costumes and it was a great Star Wars event.
Description: This is a project I designed with the intention of getting adults to find the value in play.
Process: I started by taking a series of interesting shots of lego figures. I chose Boba Fett because it matched my chosen color scheme and my message. I wanted to have a design style that would match the time period of the original Star Wars release dates, so I used a '70s style with the colors and shapes. I took the image into photoshop and created a vector mask for the circle. Then I created a vector circle behind the picture. Then I created a series of vector swooshes and curves by duplicating a slightly changing the curves with the pen tools. I then altered the text from the quote in Illustrator and imported it into photoshop as a smart object. Finally, I painted some watercolor splashes and stains, scanned them in and brought them into the design. I used the blending layer options and opacity to mix them into the design. Then I masked out the areas where I didn't want watercolor texture.
Message: Creativity comes from playing and adults who would like to be creative should remember what it was like to play as a child if they would like to be creative.
Audience: Baby boomers who where children during the release of the original Star Wars trilogy.
Top Thing Learned: I typically don't use purples, pinks, or violets, but I found that it works very well here with what I was trying to do.
Color scheme and color names: Tetradic - Violet, Brick, Lime and Teal.
Title Font Name & Category: Magestra Script - Script (or Decorative Destroyed Script)
Copy Font Name & Category: Optima - Sans-serif
Date and location you took the photo: I took this image Feb 4 in my studio.
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