Mermay Contest Critique - Tourism
Looking for thoughts on some thumbnails I have been working for the May contest.
I am making a Mermaid Space Tourism poster (I don't know how I got there?) I always loved tourism posters and who knew that mermaids went to space?
Trying to get a feel of something like the following : https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/ It is also playing off of the evolution image of primates to humans.
Anyway, keywords are : Wonder, Future, Hope
Let me know which you think is working best...
Okay, so I went with #5 and laid it out. The proportions are typical poster size.
I was debating doing more detail on the moon, but I love the clear lines. Let me know what you think.
Also let me know which color scheme you like best and why.
Aleksey last edited by
I love these style tourism images!
marine last edited by
@theprairiefox love the limited palette of the blue one!
chrisaakins last edited by
1 or 2 look best. I love this vintage look. Good job.
KathrynAdebayo last edited by
I also like the second one. In case it's helpful to mention, without you're description, I'm not sure I'd understand what was being advertised at first glance... could something be added to make the circle behind the figures read as the moon? (If that's what you're going for) or could the shuttles become more prominent? or the characters more "outer-spacey"? Just some ideas to consider. Inspiringly creative spin on things...
@KathrynAdebayo I think I am going to add some more detail to the moon. After posting I was thinking that it would help. Also, I would like to add a city (for Lunar City) on the moon.
Thanks for the feedback again. It helps to focus the picture...
@Aleksey do you have any favorites? There is a local restaurant that has them and I can't get the following image out of my mind every time is see it.
Aleksey last edited by
I actually really like the fantasy ones nasa did
@Aleksey yeah, I love those ones as well. They are very fun and so well done!
I think this is close to the finished version. Thanks for the feedback all.
I modified the moon shadow to make it feel like craters and I think think it definitely reads as a moon better. Thanks @KathrynAdebayo for that comment on how the moon wasn't quite reading. I also changed the text slightly.
Let me know if you have any other feedback. If not I will post it.
avfarrar last edited by
@theprairiefox This image looks really great. If I were to give any critique maybe it would be... When you look at the cavern picture you shared above, what makes you want to look at it again and again is the cavern's detail. It makes you have awe for the environment and its natural beauty. Going back to your artwork, right now I only see pictures of the people of Lunar City (the animals or mermaids that live there, etc). What does the environment look like that makes you want to be there so much?
But again, your picture is looking great! This is just an extra idea if you wanted one.