Thursday, 9 January 2014

Some designs just don't make the cut

A key part of the design process when working on a book like Total Retaliation is exploring different design and layout options. The image below is an example of one option that didn't make the final cut. Here, I experimented with animating the character (Roadblock) by adding adding effects and muzzle flare to the image. It was a lot of fun to create but it doesn't really showcase the toy. The cleaner page design, that you can see in some of the earlier posts here, is much more effective at letting the action figure and it's accessories take centre stage.

I hope you enjoyed this little look behind the scenes of the design process. :-)