Steel Magnolias: Digital Illustration

This illustration was done in Illustrator. It is the first of a series of six posters I will design for the Waterloo, Iowa Community Playhouse.

The original design included 4 colors and a hand with razor sharp, blood red fingernails. The theater group decided to go with a two color design and felt the hand put the poster a little over the top. Fortunately I'm happy with the solution and I think the result was a stronger design. If I wasn't, I would have tried to convince them of my approach. I believe it is one of a good designers responsibilities to stand up for what we believe is a superior solution. That's why good clients hire us!

Eventually, I used the hand in the Dominique illustration.

Steel Magnolias