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Band Poster No.2 by pallanoph Band Poster No.2 by pallanoph
Here we have the project that has been pre-occupying me as of late. Amongst other things, and general chaos mixed with overall irritability. :XD: But that has next to nothing to do with the poster here.

So this marks my second venture into the realm of "band posters," and again for a local band(s). Chickadee Mountain Martyrs is the name of yet another co-worker's band, and since it's now a "thing" at my work to commission me to do such projects, I went ahead and took this on. Oh lol, and I know the fact that I do this sort of thing is the only reason people speak to me there. :rofl: Otherwise I'm just a strange hermit. Excuse the sudden onset of sarcasm, I'm rather tired at the moment.

As far as the imagery, I was given free reign, though they made mention they enjoyed my "darker" works. Which is 100% okay with me, it is winter after all and my work tends to run heavy in that vein. But really, who can resist an ibex-horned, corvid-skulled beastie disintegrating into a flock of ravens? =p

As for the text... all my own hand-written fonts. If you wanted to know what the tablet variant of my real handwriting is, look no further to the white on black text at the bottom of the poster. Odd looking, isn't it? :D

I guess pulling an all nighter to finish this one was worth it.

Specs: India ink on Bristol, 11 x 17 inches.

Art (C) April Schumacher

Comments, critiques, etc. welcome. But it may be a while before I get around to replying... I'm not as prompt as I used to be.
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:icontheacciuga:
TheAcciuga Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Beautiful!
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:iconrodmansvisuals:
Rodmansvisuals Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Striking! I love it!
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EBcc Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
perfect!
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:icongothic-lollipop:
gothic-lollipop Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This. is. the most amazing thing I've ever seen O_O
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
I have to say; some of the text is a little hard to read, which unless that is the intention, isn't a great thing. But overall it's good, especially the image. :meow:
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Opaca Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Student General Artist
this creature is superawesome :3 i love it. and the raddled look of the black in the right corner with the raven is great too.
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:iconuralowa:
Uralowa Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Beauuutiful creature, and fantastic poster... as per usual. ;p
You're too amazing...
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:iconmiria696:
Miria696 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Stunning *____*
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:iconkarbah:
karbah Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
I love the texture on the horns and the eye! It looks like the eye of a Jackdaw. Just out of curiosity, was that something you thought of when making it? Either way, I think it suits this creature. :+fav:
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timelimes Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
:iconlegaspplz: *dies from coolness* That's so awesome!!! I love how you did this! :D
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v-smoke Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
So cool! I love the high contrast and textures on the fur/ feathers. It's a rather scary creature! I also really like the way the tusks come up from the beak - you've made it look so natural I almost forgot that most birds don't have them. Great work!

And lol to being a hermit. I swear most people at school see me like that. It's funny in a way. I'm lucky I've got as many friends as I do!
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kalmanen Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Awesomeness :) I like how wonderful detailing you can do with ink!
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MistingWolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I might leave a better comment later when I'm not feeling so down myself, but the picture fits well with my own mood right now. Disintegrating, falling apart, and dark.
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, dear, feel better soon! :worry: Will a hug help at all??? :hug:
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:iconmistingwolf:
MistingWolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: A hug is very nice. Thank you ^ ^

Are you working on V-Day like I am?
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Very welcome... I think it's the least I could do. (Aside from the fact that I am really hoping to get some revised sketches of Yl taken care of tomorrow... :) )

Yep, I'm working that morning. So I'll get out of there around 3:00, hopefully before the real saps show up, haha! Luckily I've never really cared much for the holiday, being the way I am and all. :lol:

I hope your day goes well for you, though! :glomp:
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MistingWolf Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay, Yl! :dance:

I'll be working right through it, so yeah. Store's been getting busier the closer the day gets. Lots of "love" items going out. Haha.

I'm hoping it'll be fairly quiet come tomorrow. I'd prefer it if everyone were out in the restaurants and stuff. This crazy-busy is crazy X.x
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Y-Esk Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional
Dark Dark Dark! I can see why they liked your "darker" work :giggle:

I love it, beautifully dark :D
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I was thinking the same thing as I worked on this... =p

And thankies! :hug:
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memorytobe Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
holy shit, thats amazing. if i ever join a band, i'm definetley commissioning you xD
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks! :D
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memorytobe Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
xD
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:iconjrhyme:
JRhyme Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Very nice XD
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:iconvenesinine:
VeneSinine Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Pretty darn awesome!:D
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EatToast Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
this looks incredible, great job
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LaMaReEo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
has a very sandmanesque (Gaiman) feeling to it - was that on purpose or am I seeing things?
However, really good piece, with all the animals blening so smoothly together.
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evanjensen Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Dig the handlettering, I do.
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! I'm not certain any font would have meshed as well in this particular case. :D
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HighDracaBlancfrit Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Student General Artist
I love ibex's...
But that's beside the point. I'm thinking you just might could make a nice little career out of these band posters if you get your name out there. You seem to have a knack for it. You're very good with india ink as well, which makes me jealous! Haha!
I think the piece maybe could have use a couple more ravens, or something black around the bottom righthand corner to just to balance the dark and light a little more, but it's beautiful nonetheless!
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
A handful of co-workers are saying the same thing: This could be a potential career path. It's also a little strange that something I find challenging (typography) might just be a major part of upcoming projects, should this poster theme continue.

It really could use more ravens. But then I ran out of time... :laughing:

And thank you very much! :D
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HighDracaBlancfrit Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Something to think on maybe?

And I understand the time thing. I had a teacher who once said "Your artwork is never done, only due." Haha!
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Meilie Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
I feel compelled to start a band now---just so I can get you to create a poster for it.
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, awesome! :giggle:
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sturmfeuer Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
This one looks very good. The main creature is very eerie and I like its change into ravens.
But all in all I prefer the other band poster (that is very strange because I normally love eerie images/creatures). I liked its colours more :).
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!

Oh, I liked the other poster as well: more involved, more lively. :D

This one was made to be black and white, as it's cheaper to print. :) That, and it took me quite a bit less time!
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Hortensie-Stone Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow, very creative. looks really cool. :D
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Miguella Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How creative! 8D
Great job!^^
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PepperM Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
wow,it looks awesome!
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:iconjacklin980:
Jacklin980 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist
Awesome! Really really coool! ♥
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TheTaoEngine Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
now THIS is what I'm talkin' about!
I LOVE concert poster and flyer art! GREAT job.

google some poster art by:
The family dog
Quicksilver messenger service and
BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY

I think you'll like it.
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triaxtrooper Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Student Photographer
looks totally awesome!!!
:D
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GabiNielson Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Yeah yeah!

Beautiful.
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KatVonS Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
So fucking amazing:D
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gabrielpoupore Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I WANT this! Can I order a copy from you?
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LupusShetani Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
:drool:

omg so great :dance:
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:iconjupifang:
Jupifang Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome! I wanna see that concert ;)
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yesss, I've succeeded! :D
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Forcy513 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Woooow, once again your talent knocks me off my paws v^.^v
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artybel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
looks like some nordic myth -nice work
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
very nicely done! :thumbsup:
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