Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Balcony - 6 and Mikado

This picture shows you how i work almost mechanically when building up areas of one shade..to stop it being too tedious, I work in blocks. I find that keeping my mind on what i intend the finished picture to look like, keeps me going! The result that I'm looking for here is to replicate the depth of shade you can see below the guy in the baseball cap's arm...to do this I first put down a layer of dark blue..then over that goes blue...then red, then yellow ochre then perhaps green...then a further layer of blue or red.
Below is the finished poster I designed to publicise the Mikado. I've produced artwork for the Rose Hill Musical Society for four years now.

3 comments:

Devil Mood said...

Oh I love the Mikado - very nice and traditional looking.

Niall said...

DM...Traditional..yes. If only i had photoshop and a good computer, i'd be able to make more intersting stuff.Don't tell anyone, but I don't like G&S stuff!

Margret said...

Hehehe, I'm another G&S Philistine;-)But, I do like the artwork.There is beauty in its stark simplicity!