Friday, March 2, 2007

A Midsummer Night's Dream

a font i am working on.

"he orders Puck to spread some of the juice on the eyelids of the young Athenian man. Puck encounters Lysander and Hermia; thinking that Lysander is the Athenian of whom Oberon spoke, Puck afflicts him with the love potion." -Sparknotes

"When Titania wakes, the first creature she sees is Bottom, the most ridiculous of the Athenian craftsmen, whose head Puck has mockingly transformed into that of an ass. Titania passes a ludicrous interlude doting on the ass-headed weaver. "-Sparknotes

"Theseus gives Hermia until his wedding to consider her options, warning her that disobeying her father’s wishes could result in her being sent to a convent or even executed. Nonetheless, Hermia and Lysander plan to escape Athens the following night and marry in the house of Lysander’s aunt, some seven leagues distant from the city." - Sparknotes


mr. pants said...

laura, i like these. the middle one, with the large donkey's head is def working the best for me. it has the most logical focal point and it's really a nice layout. i love your bright punchy color. the other two posters seem to have a little less of a hard concept, i'm not getting much of a narrative or a character in the top one (the guy lying down) and the bottom one there's just a lot going on (but i kind of like the split-screen idea.)

good work!

Laura G said...

thanks gant... i'm leaning more towards the central image as well..allthough i do like all the things going on in the bottom peice... maybe i can fix the composition so it doesnt look as busy...

fashionillustrationclass said...

The colour is a little all over the place right now. Part of me wishes I was looking at these in black and white. The middle and bottom one are my favourites. Either could work really nicely. The bottom piece could benefit from a slightly different arrangement of elements perhaps. Split down the middle like it is right now, it's lacking any sort of interesting graphic tension, with both halves balancing each other out so perfectly.


fashionillustrationclass said...

I think you could combine the embrace of the bottom piece with the magical quality of the middle one by drawing puck accidentally wedged inbetwixt two lovers. Think about trying to use color as a unifying agent in your piece.