Wednesday, January 30, 2008

M.I.A Finished?

I think I'm done with this. I added some hand-drawn textures, as well as some computer magic in the form of pixelization. The pixelizing in particular represents the basic, yet bold and original way that many of the graphics in her CD artwork and music videos are.

I was inspired by Maya's design aesthetics with all the bright colors and textures. At the same time, I'm wanted to rein in on a really wonderful, selective color palette; something that I feel adds a lot of sophistication to any piece of art. I'd definitely say that working a selective color palette AND executing the look of crazy / wild colors was one of the biggest challenges I faced.

This is also the BIGGEST file I've ever worked on. Over 1 GB! I usually get a lot more mileage out of fewer graphic elements. I'm a little afraid about what 1 GB means... Will the file be less stable? I know it's taking a long long time to open & save. Is it easier to become corrupted? Only time will tell.


-David Poe said...

Nothing changes at the size of the file. The only issue if you shut down the computer without it being completely saved or something.

This is a BEAUTIFUL illustration! I love the expressions and gestures in your characters, they carry this wonderful composition, surpassing any negative shape composition, which is also beautiful with the pixel/dot pattern in the background.

Great job, Adam!

Adam Osgood said...

Thanks for the comments, David! I want to do a few more pieces more like this, just need to find some subject matter.

Tina Vaziri said...

I was just browsing your website, and I think that you, Adam Osgood, are so awesome for continuously updating your portfolio with fantastic new work.