Art for a wedding invite. Also: how to create starfields?

plufimplufim DrRegistered User regular
edited February 2011 in Artist's Corner
So, I'm making the art for the wedding invites for my wedding. The invites are taking the form of a fake game case, with the details and RSVP card inside the gamecase.

Anyway, I'm going with a super mario galaxy style cover, and as a result have this lineart to start with:
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Basically, I was wondering if any of you had any thoughts/suggestions/critiques on this. The final version will be taller, as it needs room for the text "helena and connell's awesome adventure: the wedding" in a mario font.

For colouring this and a few other images, I need to generate a starfield. Does anyone know any tricks to do so without having to draw thousands of little dots?

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  • plufimplufim Dr Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    So I've done a lot of work on this, and am pretty happy with it. However, if anyone has any comments now I'd really appreciate them!

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  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I would consider using different sizes of type to establish a hierarchy.

    Edit: also, you're going to experience some color shift when converting this to CMYK.

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  • plufimplufim Dr Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Final version.

    cover_web2.jpg

    How drastic is that colour shift going to be?

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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    As it currently looks, my eye is drawn to the island behind the characters, rather than the characters themselves. Maybe shrink and set the island off center? Not sure how best to handle that.

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  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Yup, what the composition kinda draws the eye to the wrong places.

    A couple tangents make me wonder why you placed elements where they are, when you have all the space you do to work with. The dudes hair barely overlaps the island, the ufo touches the text, the light bling touches the moon ect ect. Give things some room to breathe. The upper left planet also is swimming in some empty space and has too much room. There's nothing but empty space below the UFO.

    I would make the characters bigger. They're the point of the card.

    Also the text above THE WEDDING is still really squished.

    In order to make the eye focus on the characters first, before the background elements without starting over, you may want to try to adjust the colors to be more like the cover for the game. Make the background much darker/desaturated and have the characters be brighter with more vivid color.

    Pretty cool idea for a project though, I don't know anyone that is cool enough to use a mario theme for something like this.

    Also for true authenticity U R MR GAY must be added somewhere. EDIT: I just realized what you did there, thats probably the more classy way to go. Kudos!

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  • NakedZerglingNakedZergling A more apocalyptic post apocalypse Portland OregonRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    It's not reading as a game slip cover as much as it is a poster for a game or a comic book cover. IMO.

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