Espagne Poster

Espagne Poster  - student project

I chose this Air France poster from 1959, S.A. Courbet.  The shapes are pretty straight forward with a lot of subtle texture, which I need to learn.  I like the warm and sunny color palette that is perfect for Spain.  Let's see how it goes!Espagne Poster  - image 1 - student project

Here is my form building progress so far:  

I'm really enjoying this process even though it's taking me a bit of time...

Espagne Poster  - image 2 - student project

FORM UPDATE TWO:

Getting a lot more form building done.  Need to finish the rest of the organic shapes and detail.

Then it's on to textures and painting shadows with vector brushes...I hope...

Espagne Poster  - image 3 - student project

MAY 22, 2013:

I am nearly finished but still have some detail left, finish boats and add cypress tree and the woman...and whatever else I forgot!

Worked on adding gradients, brought in a bitmap texture like Brad showed us, added lots of effects like grain, feathering, etc in hopes of giving it a worn, painted feeling.

Espagne Poster  - image 4 - student project

Here's a comparison at this point on May 22.

I like being able to see the projects side by side at different stages so I'm not always scrolling up to the original to see the progress.

Espagne Poster  - image 5 - student project

May 24, 2013:  FINAL

This is my finished project.  I could go on but I have to stop myself.  I should fix the type and a few other things.  This is been so much fun to learn all of this.  

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Final comparison on May 24:  

For some reason, I could not get the cypress tree dark enough when I added the effects to it, but I will have to keep trying to figure that out!  Really happy how it turned out all in all.  Thanks for this class, Brad and Skillshare :)

Espagne Poster  - image 7 - student project