I haven't slept much in the last couple of days because I've been working and reworking the July Poster for Memphis Roller Derby. These posters are some of the most fun I've had in a while. But like I said...I haven't slept much...and I'm feeling less "modest" than usual so I'll just go ahead and say "I know".
(I know = Yes, I know it's awesome and I'm a badass)
("modest" = It's usually an act. I always know I'm a badass)
That's witty because I'm referring to my Seahorse webcomic, and the home page is LITERALLY a map. It is LITERALLY a map. See what I did there?
Anyway, I just updated the blog portion of the webcomic with exciting news! I'll try not to spoil it here so go THERE and read it! www.seahorsecomic.com
I'd also like to show off the art I just finished for the June poster for Memphis Roller Derby. I don't mind sounding conceited here when I say it's THE BIZNESS. I'm not sure if that's a thing people say, "the business", but I like to think my "BIZNESS" spin is 100% original. In my mind, it means "BOSS", which means AWESOME. For the old people following my blog...(are there any old people following my blog?)...that means GOOD.
I did the design aspect as well, but I won't post the complete poster until MRD has them printed. It's also best that someone else proof my spelling and general design work because I am NOT a fontsmith.
I should also add that "THE BIZNESS" reminds me of my cat Remmington. (Full name = Remmington Steele Pitters). Anyway, Remmington is a fluffy cat with those little tufts of hair that stick out from the peds in his paws. These result in reduced traction, and maximize a cat's ability to run and slide across your freshly polished hardwood floors or coffee table. It also maximizes a cat's natural ability to knock your stuff over. Anyway, he slides into the living room all Tom Cruise-in-his-socks a lot, and Ashley called him "Risky Business" the other night. Risky Business is my new nickname for Remmington. (the cat...not the cat burglar) OOOOH...I just realized my cat isn't ONLY named after Pierce Brosnan's character, but he's named after a character that's a CAT BURGLAR! Ordained in the cosmos, I tell you.
I found two fonts that I had forgotten to install a while ago. Both "celtic-y" in theme. I think the celtic knots in the Celtic Decorative Drop Caps font might be a bit too much, but I think the roundness of the Stonecross font works well with the circular aspect of the Seahorse relic.
Or should I just leave it alone?
Also...these are roughs. I would still trace the font, ink it, and then add the textures from the first font.
Also also...I think the kerning between the A and the H in the Stonecross logo needs some work.
Ok...how about these? I made two roughs. One is a broken seahorse ring and the other is a little more orange oxidation/rust/whatever happens to bronze behind the E and it has a newer, simpler stroke. Both of these are roughs and would require re-inking the little broken edges for the ring or the stroke for the letters. (these were just quick photoshop tests...DON'T JUDGE ME).
So which one do you guys like?? I've tinkered with it so many times and created SOOOO many variations that it's all starting to run together. I'd love specific suggestions if you guys have any. I'm ready to finish this thing and move onto the rest of the home page layout and then start plotting out the individual comic layouts.