On this Pin up Project I've put together some elements that I found interesting to play with:
- Old Circus's Posters ( Vintage style look)
- Fairy Tale history ( Princess and the Frog)
- Love story (Story inside the image)
- Halloween/Magic/ Fantasy/Witch ( Main theme =Halloween's Pin up)
This piece has is a very emotional appeal, it's about Love.
- Love that can be shared , given to anyone or received from anyone, including strange or non conventional figures. Love is beautiful to all.
Because of this image was created to Halloween's Day. My colour choices, were of course, variations of Violet +Yellow Orange + Blue Green. ( This is my favourite and most beautiful triad of color's wheel ).
At first, my idea was to play with old vintage Circus's Posters, but in a second step I've remembered of the J. C. Leyendecker's Covers to " The Saturday Evening Post" Magazine, and decided to use these two influences mixed to create the layout and composition of my image.
1- I kept in my mind that I needed to use all elements denoting the nostalgic atmosphere of the Vintage/Retro old fashioned style. And that's why I created a kind of wallpaper with some dirty colours ( using browns, some reds and blues).
2- I created a Hand-drawing Title with a wood texture to reinforce the rustic mood of an old fashion signs. The paper clips at the very top of image and are holding the Wood title were a very nice idea to add a "scrapbook" detail and make stronger the Vintage look. Small details makes big difference in an image as soon as very small pinches of pepper can add something special in a good meal. Subtlety is very important element of language and can tells a lot when you want to transmit an idea.
3- I love ornaments and added some at the bottom of image following the same look of the Title.
The Fairy tale about the Princess and the Frog worked very well with my idea and I replaced a princess for a beautiful and charming witch that felt in love for a frog ( prince) that offered to her his heart ( love). And because of that she decided to turn him in a real prince using her wand.
I hope you enjoyed this image as much as I enjoyed! I wish you a wonderful Halloween Celebration... full of candies, colours, happiness and LOVE.