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March 02, 2009

I had my Photoshop class final this week. We had to design advertisements, and I decided to do take offs on the Got Milk? series. My idea was "what if Got Milk? advertised in TCM's Now Playing guide?" This was my result:




On Joan Crawford, I did the colorization, but I'm still getting the hang of it. Her hairline was a pain in the derrierre, and I still don't think I got it right. In case you can't read my little taglines, here they are:

John Wayne: Drink your milk young fella or I'll shoot ya.
Groucho: I am known for my thick black mustache. But I'm more proud of my white one.
Joan Crawford: On screen I stand head and shoulders above everyone else. How did I get so strong? Milk.

If I have time I'll still do a painting or a sketch tonight and upload it later, but right now I'm so worn out from spending the last few hours working on these!

13 comments:

John Hayes said...

Really clever ads. The John Wayne one in particular is really funny: it's so incongruous & yet so right.

FWIW, I thought Crawford looked great, hairline included.

caseykoester said...

I love your posters, Kate! The detail of how the mustaches get darker in the shadow of the guy's faces is perfect. I adore the Joan Crawford one too! I know what you mean about the hairline. I've tried my hand at coloring b&ws and the hair is always the hardest. Well done!

Where did you get the high res TCM logo?

Catalina said...

Your blog is amazing, which makes you amazing!

Carrie said...

Ha! Good Stuff! Love Groucho. Now you've got me going on who else could appear in the series...

Kate Gabrielle said...

John Hayes- Thanks! Especially about the hairline :)

casey- thanks! I just found it on a google image search. It wasn't incredibly high res, just big enough for the size I needed..

catalina- thanks! you're awesome too :)

Carrie- Thanks... if you come up with any good tag lines for other people post it! How about a Robert Montgomery one!

Genevieve said...

Too, too funny! These made my day, thank you very much : ) The John Wayne one cracks me up the most.

Kate Gabrielle said...

Thanks Genevieve :)

By the way-- have you ever seen Ball of Fire? Everytime you post something, in my head I start humming that song "Sweet Genevieve" from the movie. It's a pretty song- you should listen if you haven't heard it yet; it could be your theme song

Lauren said...

I LOVE THOSE! hilarious! good job!

elena-lu said...

hahah i love the joan crawford one!! so good!

Millie said...

This is absolutely hilarious, Kate! You are so talented!

Genevieve said...

I actually own Ball of Fire, but haven't had a chance to watch it since I bought it! I'll have to listen to that song. I definitely need a theme song : )

Kate Gabrielle said...

Lauren, Elena-Lu & Millie- Thanks!!

Genevieve- I can't believe you haven't seen it yet! Go watch it, and go hear your theme song!!

The Kid In The Front Row said...

haha, these are great!.