Friday, June 23, 2006
Kung Fu Theater!
Some more work related art...I've been able to do some fun stuff the last few weeks, working on a new Walmart Urban line and then the next batch of Family Dollar designs, which gives me a fair share of freedom to do what I want. The only major limitation is in the number of colors we're able to use - we're limited to six. You have to get a bit creative in how to go about using those six. If this design were colored in any sort of realistic manner, and you wanted to add a bit of shading, you'd quickly run out of colors, so my art director suggested I do it in hues of monochromatic color. This is a slight reworking of a graphic meant to invoke the feel of an old Kung Fu movie poster, but with a bit of an updated feel. The larger Chinese characters for the title translate to '3 Warriors', my imaginary title for this movie...the smaller characters above the warriors heads says 'Fighting Action!'..that line was taken directly from an old 70's Hong Kong movie poster.