I have been commissioned to create the cover illustration for the educational trail of the Andy Warhol exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Nice job, but made harder as one isn't allowed to replicate Andy Warhol's work.
- So creative thinking cap on.
- My usual brain storming session of sketching and jotting down what ever ideas occur.
- I never question them, consider wether they are good or bad, that would interrupt the creative flow.
- I just concentrate, sketch and jot.
- When I think I've emptied my brain, I then go to the editing stage.
- Simply going through all my jottings and sketches, omitting the weakest and then repeating the process.
Finishing up in this case with Andy Warhol's glasses, his pop art images and Campbell Soup, I chose these as I think they will make a nice image.
So, here is the result:
I don't like images that are too obvious and therefore insulting the viewer. It's a difficult line to tread between the obvious and obscure, or off the wall. I wanted to make it a graphic image, so I created a spoon full of steaming soup above a bowl of tomato soup.
I rather liked the image, it encourages thought and observation and it is stylish. BUT client didn't!!!!! Shame!!
So back to the drawing board. I wanted to keep the glasses image, so, again using an Andy Warhol technique I copied and pasted them in rows and changed the colours.
I don't mind the end result, but I still prefer the first image. What do you think? I would appreciate your thoughts.
I will be putting the heading of 'Andy Warhol' on the top of each illustration and creating giclée prints. So they'll be available soon, look out for an announcement.