December '22

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For our original and this Pumpkinhead, we started with an idea in pencil to sell it to the client. We wrapped up Jason from "Friday the 13th," Michael Meyers, a little Freddy Kruger, and the headless horseman all into one. Rather than a knife, he yields a squeegee with red ink dripping from the "blade." This would print on black, making it perfect for a dark spooky scene. The initial rough sketch was scanned into Photoshop at 300 DPI. We darkened our pencil using the Levels palette to look like a comic strip. We then filled in basic col- orization. We painted over those colors to make editing easier and to isolate areas for seps. Since Pumpkinhead was the focus, we pushed the background back. Violet and royal blue made for a perfect night sky. We incorporated the famous Vegas sign because, well, that's where we were printing this. We added some shadowy recesses and dark areas. The dark shadows would be shown through. Black was the core of shadow. We rendered in some reflective light to move the color around as well. Since violet was a direct compliment to orange on the color wheel, it made for a dramatic shadow and impact. We beat up the iconic Vegas sign to creep it out. Modifying the white base under the sign pushed some of the col- ors back which added to the dilapidation and gave us multiple tones with each col- or. Dark leafless branches made for inter- esting edges and added that creep factor. These effects were simply knocked out of the imagery as negative space. Once the color was developed, we care- fully considered our white printer or base plate's opacities. The black fabric helped us achieve secondary and shadow colors. We managed a number of tones with each G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M D E C E M B E R 2 0 2 2 • G R A P H I C S P R O 2 9 Once you try this luxurious 3-End Fleece fabric, it will quickly become your new favorite fleece. The beautiful knit on this fabric provides a super soft hand feel and gives a quality that goes above and beyond. 6 9 2 6 A D U L T F L E E C E H O O D I E w w w . o r d e r a c c . c o m THE ULTIMATE DEFINITION OF COMFORT AND QUALITY.

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