Friday, February 18, 2011

8 1/2 DVD Cover.

For my Illustration Concepts class we were asked to create a DVD cover for a film- not only did it have to have been created before we were born, but it also could not be animated or Mary Poppins. I ended up deciding on Federico Fellini's 8 1/2, which eventually spawned the musical Nine, which in turn was then put on film in 2009's Nine. In essence, 8 1/2 is a film about the creative process, the business and artistic clash of movie making, and the main character's struggle to balance and manage his relationships with the women in his life. This is currently unfinished, as I need to figure out the hand lettering for the title, but I figured I should throw it up here anyway before I alter it. There are two versions up- the first is an untouched scan of the original painting, the other is one edited so the hair's contrast is toned down. I'm not really 100% sure which one I prefer.  I ended up deciding on the edited version.


  1. Thanks for your input! I just did more tweaking to the edited version, let me know what you think.

  2. Ah, yes I think I like the second one a bit better now :) The first version had more variety between the older second version, but the hair was a little strong. I feel this second lets the eye travel more and still maintains the variety that makes it interesting.