Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What I'm working on

What am I doing these days?  Well, glad you asked.  I've been working on a poster idea for the Scholastic Read Every Day. Lead a better life. campaign.... and you can too.   Check out Scholastic's site to find out the specifics.  This is what I have so far.

Graphic designer pals - what do you think about the text?  Suggestions?   Also, I'm debating whether I want to go over the image with black prismacolor for the outline, or leave it as is.  Undecided at this time.  Any thoughts are welcome!


  1. This is great, Michelle. I like the text as is. I like the color shift and how you still keep the same font. This a great illo, as well. I'm undecided about the Prismacolor addition. I'm torn because I like it now but I keep wondering if it would be better with the stronger lines. Thanks for the link, too.

  2. Where do you find these things, Michelle? Good for you! :)
    I agree with pretty much everything Sarah said. Nice job on the type and the color overall!
    I like the subtleties and feel a black line might be overpowering or could completely change the look. That said, maybe there could be some other ways to sharpen things. Maybe, for example, you could define the edges of the fence?
    Love your idea! Good luck!!

  3. Wow what a wonderful blog title illustration! And loved these little characters too!

  4. It is lovely as it stands, Michelle! I think the type is great - it's bold, easy to read (which is perfect) and makes a succinct statement. The colors you chose work well with the weight of the letterforms to reduce their strength and make it friendly to the reader (hope this makes some sense). It doesn't knock me over the head and I really thought it worked well. Also, I love how you handled the illustration..I would say keep it as is..great work!!

  5. Yes!! Thanks everyone! (and Ann Marie - I find out about this stuff on FB and Twitter - it's such a great illustrator community!)

  6. I like the way the girl is positioned in her space between the fence posts--it's a well-balanced layout.