Thanks to Adam from the Toronto Fringe office for making my day by calling just now and to tell me I won the poster contest! 😀
But how embarrassed I am that via their google alerts they read my post from yesterday regarding the whole eaves-dropping-outside-their-office thing… They’ll probably read this, too! Oh, internet, you are a funny place. Now who’s eavesdropping on who, hmm?
To answer your question, Rikki, yes I drew the ani-mules… I built the poster up through a crazy (stupid) layering process, first drawing the individual elements, then scanning them in and messing with everything in photoshop. I drew everything separately so that I could arrange and rearrange them on the screen to get the picture *just* right. I think in retrospect that maybe a different program would have worked better, but since photoshop is what I have, photoshop is what I used. Most of the time I had no idea what I was doing… lol. I put a couple filters on the whole image at the end to bring it all together. I was inspired by some kids books I found in the trash a couple weeks ago and the jolly animals they featured. I still think that these guys look like maybe they’re up to something a bit evil, but I had a lot of fun making it!