Monday, 24 February 2014
Another minimal poster design for Sleepy Hollow.
I went for a woodcut-style representation of the Horseman of Pestilence. Then I duplicated it and shicted the colour to an acid yellow to sugest the CDC/ disease angle.
I like how the yellow plays off with the grey. And I lile the simple style of it.
I really enjoy this one. Bold stuff. Strong colours and lines.
Friday, 31 January 2014
Thursday, 30 January 2014
Another minimal Episode Poster which I did for Sleepy Hollow.
Here we have the Star of Chaos or whatever they are calling it in this show (we all know what it is "Hail Tzeentch!") on the back of the Horseman's head. Obviously, when he had a head.
I tried to avoid going for tons and tons of black on this and ended up with the shading. Which I am not keen on, so I should have just trusted my instincts and gone for the old 'Paint it Black'.
Live and learn, though.
Also, annoyingly long title. Thanks for that, Fox.
I just realised that I haven't put these two up on here and I did them AGES ago!
Building up a library of NPC headshots, here we have the Innkeeper (does he kbow more than he's letting on?) and the Village Girl (is she a virgin sacrifice or something more sinister?).
Both of these ones are riffed-off original Hammer promo shots but then changed. I want to try and inject a sense of the original source materials into the game. Obviously I try to capture the 'Essence of Hammer' in all the pieces I do for this game but in trying to convey the cinematic aspect of the game, I like to cast actors in some of the roles. The Innkeeper is a special tribute to the actor who seemed to be in pretty much every Hammer movie. The Village Girl actually started life as Caroline Munro because, Caroline Munro.
Both done in Sketchbook Mobile on my phone.
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
From the initial brief, I thumbnail onto a printout- these initial sketches are about an inch or so square. I keep them small to capture the initial sense of the illustration. I don't want to get bogged down in details at this point.
I then go to digital for some composition layouts. The one in question here is the top one.