Amazing work this week, ladies & gents. There was not a single poor image in the lot. For judging, I went on immediate impact, since that's what a poster needs to be about. Also important was being able to tell something about the film and/or character. And of course, quality of image was crucial. So for me, the best were:
1) RoseanneHayes: This one was crafted so well and said so much about Elric and his relationship with Stormbringer, it had to be first. (Extra points for "Knows Director"...lol)
2) Sugar: Despite Elric looking a bit sweet and kind-hearted, this is a very powerful poster and certainly speaks to an audience.
3) Schwager: While I think the image could have been pushed a bit further (larger title, stronger pose/silhouette on Elric) I really dug the classic take on movie posters, like something out of the Seventies. (BTW, the release date is my birthday. An Elric movie would be one hell of a present.)
I also really liked Sinistral's take -- it made one of the strongest impacts on me -- but it could have used a bit more clarity: It was hard to read the sword and the helmet
Hendryx's was super-cool too. Great pose and styling on Elric.
Voluspa's would have made a great book cover, but lacked a cinematic impact.
DiscoMatt also had some great design on Elric, and a really lovely style. Plus DJ Dench as Stormbringer? I'd pay good money for that.
Mangle: really good concept but not pushed quite far enough with the light or the detailing on Elric.
sHuff: Another good book cover!
DoctorDark: Great concept, and excellent portrait of Elric, but you really needed to push the detailing on the sword much, much further. The perspective also felt off, and I was not a big fan of the typography.
SonOfWolfhound3: I like the costuming on Elric -- a very novel approach, sort of Renaissance -- but it didn't have much punch as a poster.
Sorry if I missed anyone!
Nick AvalloneAngryFungus Art Blog