My Father is turning 60 in a month and for his birthday I'm making him a poster.
He collects pulp 50s and 60s scifi paperbacks (well, scifi in general, but he gets a kick out of the pulp stuff)
I'm attempting to do this poster in a pulp 50s style and I'd like some critique. My plan is to take existing elements and sort of break them down into basic shapes and color them in photoshop like a paint by numbers kit (but better).
I feel like it's coming along nicely so far, but I wanted to get other opinions on it and advice to maybe make it better. So far, the only thing I'm really not feeling is the 'G' in 'AMAZING'. I feel like I just haven't
nailed it, but can't seem to fix it.
I'm posting a few screen shots I took from basic layout to a more refined outline that I plan to insert into photoshop and color.
Also, I'm ridiculously color blind (I took the test where you're supposed to find the numbers in the little bubbles of colors and could find maybe 1 out of every 5 or 6) so I'm almost certainly going to need some help in that department.
This is my first Artist's Corner thread, so let me know if I need to give anymore information or if I commit any faux pas!
I just wanted to get the general layout. The image in there is more for inspiration and my lettering is mostly copied .... I was going to be original, but after sifting through hundreds of covers, I figured I'd be closely imitating -someone- no matter what I did
Top lettering in. Not satisfied with that 'G', but no matter what I did, it never seemed to look right. I have half a mind to make it block, but I don't know.
Lettering finished. My father was born in 1953
Tracing my Dad! Hope he doesn't see this thread or my secret project will be discovered! (He won't)
More tracing of images I know he will enjoy (Saturn 1 Rocket, Saturn (the planet), and an open book)
so, there we are so far! I'm open to any critique/comment/advice/whatever available!