Archive for September 30, 2010

BONUS CONTENT: Art Process Display Banner, Pt 4 (Sized) & 5 (Flats)

September 30, 2010

So here we have the display banner digitally tweaked to its full dimensions of 33.5” x 79.” Like I said in the previous post: very long vertical dimension! At the Resize stage, I added the logo and text to make sure there was room for everything before I started on the coloring. The two gray bars are overlay guides I used to mark non-image areas. The top bar was about 1’ in height and marks the area allotted for the logo and text. Obviously, I wanted the RUNNERS logo at the very top so that’s what you’d be able to see from across the room. The bottom bar is about 2’ and marks the area that I figured would be obscured by a table set up in front of it. So I didn’t want any essential art falling below that line, but at the same time, I still wanted there to be some kind of art there. From the thumbnails, I had decided that the best solution would be a nice space scene: nice to look at, but nothing essential.

With the Color Flats stage, I decided to make each horizontal bar a different color for easy selection purposes. I really had no idea what they’d end up being. I thought I might keep them different colors to call out the different bars of characters, or I might do something else with them. In either case, I’d worry about them after everything else…

Next up, color shading…