Artistic Music Poster
This mixed media music poster for the artist Galdive, aims to
encapsulate the essence of their music. From wire, to watercolors, to digital
etouching, many steps were taken during the artistic process to create a poster
with the intention to be looked at.
The process of creating this poster had many phases. Starting with
listening to the artist's music and identifying common themes and ideas was
the first challenge. Identifying that a calm, serene tone of music accompanied
with a soft spoken voice led me to develop a starting graphic for the poster.
Then, I moved to creating the flower with tissue paper. I wanted to portray depth
of the face being behind the flower, but still visible and tissue paper provided
transparency that I wanted to achieve. Placing an outline of the face in Illustrator
developed the composition further, but it lacked the contrast that I intended.
Therefore, this made me use a different kind of material I had never used before.
The lines created digitally represented a very thin linework, almost like wire.
As a result, I created the face using wires and tape with digital retouching.
The first pass of the wired face was in attempt to be proportionally accurate.
However, errors were still apparent when placed behind the flower digitally.
Trying to keep the wires workable, while still being proportional was a challenge
that ended up being unecessary. Instead, I decided to let the wire move itself,
creating a face that was still recognizable, but not perfect.
What was left was creating the name. Handwriting type was a challenge as one wrong
mistake meant re-writing the name. Eventually, I was able to land on the
type shown here. It has a "flowing" character and a scriptlike nature.
Combining everything together in Photoshop was a challenge, but once everything
fit together in the composition, the final poster stands well.