Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hub City Stompers

It's been a long time since I posted any sketches, so today I thought it would be fun to post a couple thumbnails and line art, in addition to the finished poster. I always like it when artists post shots of their creative process, and I'll remember to do more of the same for future posts.

The premise of this one is pretty straightforward. In keeping with the show's strong lineup of very traditionalist ska and reggae bands, I wanted to make an iconic image that would touch on all the faces of ska music history. And, considering ska and reggae's strong historic connections to Jamaican gang culture, it made perfect sense to adapt that to my other, oft-indulged love: old B-movie poster design.