Monday, January 10, 2011

The Bride Wore Red

Another faux-vintage paperback, and as you can see from this and last week's, I'm kind of in a more graphic, more abstract sort of zone.

One of the things that's continually bugged me about my own style is sometimes I find the final result to be too stiff, too clean. Trying to be messy and unruly sort of goes against all my internal rules I have in my head when it comes to illustration and graphic design, so its a constant fight to let myself go and let things look messy and unruly.

So while I had a bit of that last week, I really tried to push it further this time around, stripping it almost entirely of niceties and detail, and just going for big slabs o' color.


Wings said...

So much going on that I am freaked out by it. So, I guess that is a good thing, right?

Wings said...

I began to wonder: Do you think people come across these pics and then go off looking for the books? They seem quite real.

rob! said...


1)That's kind of what I was going for, so yeah that's good!

2)Thank you for the compliment!