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Thread: Artbook cover
December 3rd, 2008 #1
Hi, this is my first time posting on conceptart, I'm mostly a 2d animator, but I also enjoy illustration and painting from time to time. This is a possible cover for an artbook I'm doing whith my friends. Thanks for looking!
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December 3rd, 2008 #3
the background does seem to have less effort put into it in comparison with the characters??? love the composition and colour though. keep it up. xx
December 3rd, 2008 #4
Thanks, I wanted the background like that to make sure people didn't get distracted from the title and the characters, but you might be right, I'll try something.
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Maybe just darkening or desaturating it a bit, it's color is so strong that all my attention is lead to the empty top part of the drawing.
December 8th, 2008 #6
Yeah, you went a little backwards with your focal points. The background gradient moves from darker at the character level to a vivid, very saturated orange directly under a bright blue title. Drawing attention with the title is basically a given due to the nature of book design, but drawing attention away from your characters at the same time can have a negative effect on the presentation. If you reverse that gradient so it gets brighter down at the table level, I think it'd be a lot stronger. You'd still have that sweet warm/cool contrast because of the gooey blob there on the table.
Anyway, good stuff in general. I have no idea what is going on, but I dig it ;p
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