CounterPoint poster: The Metamorphosis

I decided to enter in the poster design contest for CounterPoint.

The theme was "party animals" and the bit from the prompt I decided to take on was:

Ponder this...what must the animals of the festival site think of this metamorphosis? Do they quietly watch with wonder, do they too party in the woods while humans dance in the limelight, or do they head for the hills? Possibly an even a more curious question to ask, who do we become during the weekend of CounterPoint? 

The first thing that came to mind was the Fantasia sequence where the centaurs partied with Bacchus.

Here are some "behind the scenes" shots:

I am a believer in peer critique now. When I finished the first iteration of the poster, I sent it off to a bunch of my artist and music-lovin' friends for feedback and critique and had these answer these questions:

  • What sort of impression do you get from the artwork?
  • What would you have done differently? 
  • Pick one thing you don’t like. 
  • What’s missing? 
  • Does it fulfill the prompt's requirements and reflect the CounterPoint "brand" or attitude (based on the site)? Why or why not? 

Look at the world of difference it made:

And the final product: