My final image for my hay festival using scan wallpaper textures and Photoshop.
I have reduced the number of golden apples as I felt the image was getting rather crowded.
I like the textures, however on a small scale they make the image seem somewhat overly busy. I feel that when it is scaled to twice the size (1m x 3m) it will feel less crowded and more spaced out.
I my planning drawings I have had a line around the image that held the forms together better however I was unable to find a line quality within Photoshop that suited the image. I have instead added a drop shadow to what will become the individual vinyls, as this helps to add the definition that was lost from the lack of line and has given the added effect of it being created with paper-cut.
My design sheet that was presented to the Hay festival representatives, Aine and Becky.
They gave the following feedback:
“Experiment with mixed media, particularly in use of pattern papers, and push the shapes in the tops of the trees together. Use mid green for tree colour”
This feedback was helpful in giving me a starting point for deciding on which media i may like to use in the final imagery. They also approved of the idea of having the image be like a treasure hunt so i will be adding in other objects and more riding hoods to find.
I have digitally created an idea about how the final banner may look. As this is a sample, the final image is likely to be longer and feature trees in varying densities.
Above are 2 variations on how the imagery may look. I have included some potential textures and tree positioning and included the idea of children trying to find red riding hood amongst the trees. In future versions I may also include other things for them to find for instance the wolf, other animals and perhaps fruits of different colours.