Monday, December 5, 2016


conceptual poster design
Black India Ink and watercolor on watercolor paper. 
17.8 cm x 12.7 cm (7.00 in. x 5.00 in.)

Here’s my poster to serve as the illustration for my review of the movie on my “bookmark” blog That’s Good Spam, as I’ve begun this summer. Despite the fact that monotonae is a nine year old blog and That’s Good Spam is a seven year old blog, it’s taken an Instagram feed with its hunger for daily postings for me to make real my idea to create original illustrations to pair with my ramblings and reviews.

In this image I use the cropping to help hide the weird fish-eye-lens perspective I’ve attempted to draw. Having drawn Moana character art for Disney’s licensed consumer products, I know too well the challenge of drawing Maui’s intricate tattoos. Moana’s sailing outrigger canoe offers its challenges as most vehicles do with their comparative sizes in compositions highlighting characters.

Then there’s Pua the pig. His inclusion in this marketing-aligned mix of characters is not accurate to the film’s final story.

Regarding my Consumer Products work, I’ve yet to see any of it used on actual product. As with the launches of nearly all CGI family films and modern digital printing, most non sculpted products try to make use of the CGI images. The accompanying cel-animation style “drawn” character art may be used for things like “color me” place mats and the basis for enamel cloisonn√© pins and embroidery. The stylized Mona paintings sported by Disney Store items was created by Disney artist Ricky de Los Angeles.

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