Above are two of many, many pieces of Al Parker's artwork. I love the style he uses - simple use of line with the combination of flat colour and texture. Not only do I love the style, but the content is inspirational on its own. The way Parker depicts women appeals to me greatly, which brings me to the project this work has inspired...
International Women's Day is fast approaching (well, sort of) and I have begun work on creating a poster for IWD. Being a woman myself, naturally I think it's a very important holiday and am excited to work on a poster supporting it. Now, being a child of the 90's, I immediately relate women's rights to girl power. Yep, the Spice Girls have a special place in my heart and for that reason I've decided to feature them in my poster... how could I not?!
Yes, they might have been just a pop group but when you look beyond the platform sneakers and goofy spice nick names they really did have a major impact on the feminist movement. Young girls everywhere were inspired by girl power and it really was liberating as a preteen to watch these girls skyrocket to success and have the music industry wrapped around their perfectly manicured fingers. But I think I love them most because they were always good for a laugh and a half:
Now that I've defended Spice honour, here are some very rough sketches for the poster I've been working on. I'm hoping after a few more drafts I can emulate Parker's work more accurately, as I'd love to explore that style thoroughly. And be sure to keep coming back here because I will be posting my work as I finish it for this project. Hope you can get an idea of what I am aiming for with this poster.