Sunday, October 4, 2009

postcards...


Hi there,

There's a small illustrator's convention (sponsored by the SCBWI) in los angeles at the beginning of November. They're having a postcard contest and I thought I'd throw something out there...

The due date is very very soon (Wednesday, I think) - so I have to finish this, and quick! I was wondering what you thought of this idea of having the characters busting through the front and then on the back of the postcards are the back of the characters...

I only included two copies because i want this to be full color on both sides, but wanted to show that there's space on the back for where the postage and addresses go...

4 comments:

Patti said...

I like the idea of them popping out and seeing front and back. What are you planning on doing with the space they are looking through?

Isaac Marzioli - Freelance Illustrator said...

I'm going to do three versions with the background behind them - the first is just plain white...the second is black or a dark gradient color and the third is more of an invitation to their world - where you can see the grass of the park (that I always seem to be drawing) and the sky...

And I'm going to see which one works the best...or which one I think looks the best (or even, maybe, which one you guys think looks best....)

Carmen Keys said...

I think this is a clever idea! I'll bet if you put some gradient shine (and/or shadow) into the "paper" torn edges it would really give a feeling of dimensional paper ripping. I like the idea of having their world coming through on the other side. Not sure what you would put on the back side, maybe white like you said.

Steve Harpster said...

I like the idea, but you might have to watch how the printers handle the back. They usually want to leave the bottom 1.5" blank for the postal reasons. A front and Back full color postcard would be awesome though. Giving me some good ideas.