Thursday, April 17, 2008

Failed Catalogue Ideas

We're working on our fall catalogue at work, and were in a rush to get a cover done. They asked me to try some stuff out, but didn't like either of them. They were to be wraparound covers in two-colour.





They're both kind of rushed (I worked on them while I was in Montreal this weekend for a book launch). In the end, we went with a Michael Cho illustration.

3 comments:

ADC said...

coming in second to Mike Cho is pretty darned good!
I know these are rushed but I kinda dig the colour palettes.

I could do with out the fog on the pumpkin image. Rather, I would prefer to see the fog actually drawn in, or illustrated by leaving out some of the background, as opposed to an airbrush looking effect. But that could just be a matter of taste...

Enjoy the second piece where no black is used in the foreground images.

-loo-bot- said...

Well done on the compositions on both drawings.
I like the placement of the pumpkins in the first drawing. It would be interesting to see a 10-20% black mass (unoutlined) as the fog. And maybe create some atmospheric perspective by lightening the outlines of the farmhouse and trees.
As for the second one, I like the effect you are going for by eliminating lines and using shades to define form. But the two foreground colours seem to clash with the common values. If the gray was darken or the purple was a little lighter, it would be a solid piece.

tyrone said...

Excellent points Loo ... my thoughts exactly on the second image ...

I think the fog looks fine .. just add a gradient of gray or black just to give it some depth ...