As the graphic designer for The Gamm Theatre, one of my annual duties involves creating the GSI (Gamm Summer Intensive) poster for the high-school student acted and produced double feature of Shakespeare plays. It's always a challenge to create a single image for both productions. It's also a challenge to fit in the work for the project into my normal two-day work week at the theater. For the past three years, I deliberately created the images using graphic illustration/design as opposed to fully rendered illustration because it saved time. But this year I've been anxious to try a new style in my own illustration work and decided to turn this poster into an opportunity to experiment with the look and feel I had in mind. It was a great learning experience and I hope to continue to develop my ability to work in this style. You can expect to see something similar with the next few illustrations I have in the pipeline.
Here is the finished image and poster:
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
I'm happy to be illustrating at my day job this week. Most of what I do as a graphic designer for The Gamm Theatre is limited to digital graphic design, but each summer I create a poster to promote the dual shows performed by the youth summer acting program. This year's double header is The Taming of the Shrew and The Winter's Tale. It's always a healthy challenge to create a single poster to represent both shows and this year was no different. Here is the sketch, with the final fully illustrated version expected later this week.