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Aladdin Poster III by mementomoryo Aladdin Poster III by mementomoryo
Edit: Better scan, and now available as a print! :)

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Third time's the charm, or so I hope!

This is my third attempt to paint a workable poster illustration for the HAJET Hokkaido Players' Spring 2010 production of 'Aladdin.' This time, I left a lot of white space and used a lot of bright colours to attract the eye with. Also, the white space allows for plenty of text. I think I'm getting better at this. :)

Also, my scanner SUCKS ASS. Arrrrgh!

Watercolors, pencils, and minimal gel pens on cold-press watercolor paper.

Aladdin © Scheherazade and HAJET Hokkaido Players
Art © Caroline C.
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Bodhi-Peace Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I like the use of white space and colors. You's inspiring me.
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Katzentatzen Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous. I laughed at the expression on Aladdin's face.
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R909 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
also cool art sorry about the first comment...
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R909 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Three wishes BICTHZ!
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MikhailLifirenko Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
very cool :D
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la-Monge Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
oh my!!!!
beauty beautyyy!!!
i... .////.
i love the color and line and and and the idea ;////;

excelent wooork!!! i love ittt. :love:
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baykustuyu Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Pretty colours...
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Lady-Liara Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
This is such a lovely concept! (and of course so cute!)
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Sun-dancekid Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Adorable! I love the colours! :D:D
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Lena-noodle Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Student General Artist
wow, it's really amazing, the colours are beautiful! :)
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BeatingDeadHeroes Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
This is really adorable! You have great control over the medium, and the colors are really soft and playful.
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks great, it definitly catches the eye :)
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Lergahin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so nice, I love the idea and the compostion ^^
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BellaRosie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
SO CUTE
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mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Fantastic work! I'm especially in love with the clouds!:heart:
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Darien-Shields Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Professional Writer
I really like the composition here, even the white space actually seems to help. It keeps the contrast between the ordinary world, the cold, blue part, and the magical world of the genie, warm and colourful. However, I sort of wonder if you might have coloured Aladdin differently. I don't mean to sound impertinent, and of course this may be totally contrary to your idea for the picture, but I think to a certain extent the composition winds up drawing the eye towards Aladdin. He is the bridge between the bright magic and the monochromatic ordinary. He's right at the centre of the picture and for me he becomes the focus. But I feel like colouring him completely blue plays this down- it makes Aladdin look like no more than another plain blue rock in the ordinary world. I think if he had a bit of colour- not as much as the smoke from the lamp- but if he were sort of mixed, then it would reinforce that Aladdin is special, he is the one standing on the cusp of a mystical world, not magical himself but perhaps drawn above the ordinary?

Sorry for blabbing on so much, I have a tendency to get long in the tooth about critique... But I really do love the picture and the composition, and I certainly would use this if I were a theatre. Good luck!
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mementomoryo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Don't worry, blab away! :D And thanks for the constructive criticism! :hug:
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amigurumi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
I like this one a lot. I like how it's eye-catching enough to draw people in from a distance but has another layer of detail which appears when you get up close. It's like a reward for taking the trouble to investigate this nifty poster. :3

Right now, the composition seems a little too centered from my liking, but it's entirely possible that things might seem different when the text is added. Anyhow, that's really minor. I really like the poster overall and I would totally go see this production if it were not on the other side of the world. ^^:
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mementomoryo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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GothroStudios Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is lovely! The composition is splendid.
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ValiantSeraphim Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
i love these posters, but this one is my favorite!!
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kakashi-no-ai Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love his expression--it's what turns the poster into something that makes my day XD
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toorobot Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
this is beautiful! I think you did a wonderful job :love:
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sitauset Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so purtyyyyyyy

gosh i wish i could watercolor half as good as you. *_* you're so pro!!
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AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool. AND colorful! :D

---AK
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Panur Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Not that I didn't love the other "versions" of a poster, but this one does look a bit more simplistic and maybe that's why I'd read the hypothetical text instead of jaw-dropping at the art... not that it isn't lovely, just not as detailed as the other ones :3
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Light-Archangel Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Woaaah!! Beautiful! I love it ! really great job! the colors looks great! congrats
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xelly-kun Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this! The way the medias all work together is amazing!
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faerie-chan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
By far my favorite! The white space really works to your advantage here.

God I love the swirlies on Aladdin's cloak. <3
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