Strike A Pose
Earlier this week, I saw an inspiring post in the class Discord from someone else who had taken on this “Vogue Challenge” assignment. I loved the way they played around with the O, changing it to be a paw print to represent their dog. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a way to do a similar trick that worked and looked good, so I had to keep mine pretty simple. Regardless, I feel that I captured the essence of Vogue in my attempt. I searched my archives for a photo of myself that would fit the aesthetic well and came across one from around 4 or 5 years ago. To help create a narrative for my piece, I figured the theoretical story on me in the magazine could be about my journey since then and how far I’ve come, hence the caption/tagline.
For the “Vogue” at the top, I wanted to have it match a color in the photo, but I didn’t want it to be too light or too dark. I was able to use the eyedropper tool to grab the color from my right shoulder and it ended up working really well. Then, I felt that I should use a lighter color for the caption to stand out against my clothes. The design for the front cover of Vogue is generally pretty simplistic, but I think that’s one of the great things about it. There isn’t too much pulling you away, distracting you, or confusing you. Instead, it has a purpose and I feel that my final result achieves that.
You put in a lot of good thought into this and it shows–great finished product! Thanks for explaining how you did this one, especially how you worked the color for “Vogue”.
That definitely fits the vibe of a magazine cover, like you’re too busy with your amazing life to stop and pose for a photo.
Using the eyedropper tool was a good move – a simple way to create color harmony between text and image. One thing that Vogue sometimes does is put the title behind the model’s head. I wonder how it would look if you eliminated the parts of the O and G that go over your hair. In any case, great job.