Friday, 16 January 2009

Donald Duck Cover

This was much quicker than the Bugs cover and I didn't use a brush to ink it, so it looks a little wonky... The original is HERE at John K's site.

Try your own, it will really teach you a lot (especially since I'm working on MY cover today... yikes!)

1 comment:

Ambassador MAGMA said...

I thought I would add this, it's my analysis from the site when I thought I should break down the hierarchy in essay form:

What a great cover!

I'm not sure I have the hierarchy down by any means, but here's my attempt:

The page is beautifully broken up. The two totem poles point to the upper corners of the page, the first thing you look at is Donald, then the title, which leads you down the totem pole on the right and back up the pole on the left to read the expressions of Hewey, Dewey and Louie. Now back to Donald's face, we see the real emotion going through his mind. His stance is almost prayer-like, sweating and unable to look down.

The forms are layered over the hills, and over the title "Land of the Totem Poles" the furthest Indian just a silhouette. The stiff totem contrasts the hills really well, there is no conflict in what we see.

The poses are "balanced" and the grinning creature they are perched on really sets off the scene (the distant faces are all angry, as if that pole is going to give chase as well.

The silhouetted pines in the background are a little awkward, as well as the color of the sky (perhaps to offset Donald's costume?).

The details are pretty basic, but it's also difficult to see with the pixelation. The three Indians all seem like they have diverse poses, faces and dress.

I don't think I have anything else to say! Good thing, as I have to go now!

Thanks for checking it out!

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