Fear Fest: Making a Poster
It’s about that time of the year again and I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to see the posters for this year’s Fear Fest printed out and hung around campus for people to see.
Selfishly I can’t wait because I like hearing what people have to say about the posters (they’re a blast to draw) but also because I am crazy excited that we’re doing this again!
Last year’s event was a huge highlight for me but I can already feel this one growing into what I think will be a bigger, better, more B.A. Fear Fest.
Already, without advertising it, we’ve seen interest in participating from a few students. Some of whom, weren’t even present at the last one.
So that’s exciting!
Anyhow, tonight I wanted to share a little bit of the thought process that went into this year’s poster.
Last year I tried to go for this old horror/grindhouse poster look with creased, folded textures and stains.
To keep with the Halloween theme I stole a concept from Mike Dougherty, director of Trick ‘r Treat. However, our Jack-o-lantern was a little less sinister and had movie paraphernalia instead of… you know, a knife.
This year I wanted to do something in the same style as that first poster, but also have more fun with it as far as the design and color goes.
Inspired by the 1981 The Evil Dead poster…
I drew the same Jack-o-lantern character as last year (I call him Linus) this time covered in vines holding popcorn and a slate.
To make this image pop a more than last year’s, I tried to give it a similar color scheme as the poster for ParaNorman which I thought was eye-catching and really very pretty.
And here is the finished product
FEAR FEST 2014 POSTER
So that was the thought process behind this year’s poster. Thanks for taking the time to read it.
Be sure to tell your friends to come to Fear Fest this year and see what it’s all about!
Got to play with some cool toys between classes today with Avery. This slider made my freaking day!
Messing around with a new DIY light for this Thursday’s episode. Just using one light in these shots.
Also using a process of removing noise then adding film grain for a more filmic look.
I can’t wait for Thursday’s episode now! I’ve always been curious about what kind of image you can get from a single light.