Mike, do you want me to use this poster to subsitute one of your older popsters on your pages in the Fistful book? I think it would be good for you.
Just email me a 300 dpi jpeg or tiff file using www.yousendit.com
to my home email address or zip it and put it here in the PMs and I will download from your site.
Whateve is the easiest for you to do.
Other than the colors I don't see any major resemblance to Connor's. I used a split fountain to keep Murphy from having to cut a shitload of seps by hand. Time was tight.
There are going to be some varients of this one.
I just threw on Blessed Black Wings, sat down with a blank sheet of bristol and a pen and went at it. by track 5 this was on the paper and I was done.
No pencils, no sketches. I wanted to do something really raw.
Mike, I agree — I wanted to make a poster that was easily identifiable as a "ROCK" or "METAL" poster that came from something the band's lyrics. I mean, that sounds easy when talking about crypts and broken bones and "brothers in the wind" and razorhoofs, but the song about Yeti was kinda fantasy and weird... so I went with that.
I totally agree with most of your comments on Rock/Metal poster art, but obviously wanted to include a little of 'me' in my poster. (why else do these silly things?) If it looks funny, oh well, the song is talkin about a mythical figure talking to discs in the sky!
yeah, ours are really kinda similar but really different and I think that's rad. I only wish I coulda been part of the series. Oh well, one day.
The original on this has a bunch of light areas that were painted with acrylic paint. I used the halftones so I could get somewhat of a shaded effect. There really isn't any way to print those areas without using halftones. Like the chin area was all painted back in over pure black.
The heavy black areas were painted with a brush as well.
I think it's kind of rad how very similar yet totaly different mine and your posters are Zach. Like we were thinking the same thing while making the posters, yet they came out so totaly different...yet the same kind of.