Coming around to the pen

School just started back up this week. I’m in another photography class, graphic design 1, French women writers, and color theory. Both GD1 and CT are mainly based around Illustrator, so I’m excited to finally be taught that. I’ve had to use it in previous classes but with minimal success because I was clueless. I illustrated the story of Icarus and Daedalus entirely with rectangles and ellipses. The pen tool just didn’t make sense to me. But yesterday, in CT, I came around after just practicing with it for awhile. I think I’m getting the hang of it. Our assignment is to make movie (or TV show) posters with basic shapes, sort of in the vein of the Minimalist Movie Posters (three different links) I stumble upon all the time.

I started with Aladdin but it’s not quite there yet. Here are my [un]final versions of Edward Scissorhands and the TV show Pushing Daisies.
(BTW: if you don’t know, Pushing Daisies is a whimsical murder mystery show starring a pie-maker who has the power to bring back the dead for 60 seconds by touching them. Once he touches them, they poof to life, and if he doesn’t touch and poof them back dead within 60 seconds, someone else in the vicinity will die. The show co-stars the woman he loves; she was murdered, he brought her back to life, kept her alive, and so can never ever touch her or she will die. It’s a lovely romance.)

Edward Scissorhands

Pushing Daisies

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Particularly regarding title placement for Edward and colors for Pushing.


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