Hay Festival: Final Image

My final image for my hay festival using scan wallpaper textures and Photoshop.

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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.

Hay Festival: Finalised Banner Design

Below is the final design layout for my banner.

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I have added additional objects to find and have started to decide on numbers as well, as of this design there is:

  • 10 red riding hoods
  • 3 big bad wolves
  • 30 yellow/gold apples

I feel like this maybe too many things and may end up at least decreasing the number of golden apples.

I have decided that i order to create my imagery, I will scan in textured and patterned paper (see below) I have collected and collate them in Photoshop.

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(Top row) tree and bush textures (Bottom row) trunk, cloak and apple, and basket textures
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Golden apple, wolf and dark textures

Hay Festival: Design Sheet

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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.

 

 

 

Hay Festival: Designs

Below are the different ideas I have had about how to represent trees.

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I have decided that the 2 more successful versions are the block and broken block versions, which of these I use will probably depend on the material I decide to use.

I have included a few designs for how little red riding hood and an idea about how the wolf, if I include this, will look.

I would like to keep the designs fairly simple as I want them to be easy to replicate.