This project was to create a "gig" poster for a band, with specifications given to incorporate the typography as part of the illustration. The project underwent various phases, including sketches, digital sketches, and peer-reviews, prior to completion of the final composition.
Once the project was presented, sketching began. The initial phases of sketches, didn't really have a concrete genre of music that they would follow, so Rock, Big Band/Swing, and Jazz were primarily explored. These sketches were focused more upon the illustration's composition and values than with the typography.
Once the hand-drawn sketches were completed, what I felt were the top three designs were then brought into Adobe Illustrator and were given an initial rendering. Music genre still wasn't totally decided upon yet by this time, so the top three consisted of one representative for each of the previously listed genres.
Once the digital sketches were presented before peers and the feedback had been recorded, and a direction was chosen, further sketches were made that explored typography, and how to incorporate them into the illustration.
One Last Digital Sketch
The additional sketches were translated into the digital work space and fine details were applied to the illustration.
The Final Gig Poster "Rock On"
Work began again once the final peer review came back in. The typography was well received, but changed in where it would be implemented on the final product. I revisited what other ideas I had had in the additional sketch phase, and like the idea of the name of the band on the top of the guitar, like it was a brand name. Since the name of the band was there, I figured that the time, date, and location should do the same on the drumsticks.