Let's begin with a festival poster...
Classic Moonfest 2018
I was commissioned to do this poster by a friend who puts on this annual weekend festival in Quilcene, Washington. She had seen posters I have done for a private chili party that my wife and I put on every October, and she and her partner were excited to have me do one for their event. They had not done an elaborate poster before, and we had some fun getting together and figuring out what it should depict. Here is the tight pencil sketch.
We had decided that all the "people" would be frogs, based on the fact that they had had a frog on a previous promotion. Right away I was struck with the idea that the Os in Moonfest could be moons, and that they could be casting twin reflections onto the lake at the top of the night landscape. A few things did change or otherwise evolve, but this drawing is basically what I carried out in color and with the text.
Here is the final.
|The finished poster.|