I am doing a 30 days online drawing challenge, and the assignment this week was a 3 color band poster. So, I decided to make one up for a band I love The Devil Makes Three! They're starting a new tour and it was the perfect opportunity to make them a poster.
Their aesthetic is usually darker and a bit somber (black and brown, with gothic inspired fine line artwork) probably inspired by the word "devil" in their band name. So I wanted to try to put a twist on it and give as much importance to the other words and make the poster a bit more fun and colorful than their usual style, while keeping some of the "weirdness".
Their music draws from a wide range of influences and is usually categorized as americana, but they've also been called folk or country. Their main instruments are the guitar, banjo and upright bass, which I used as symbols of the three musicians and to reflect the band name. I tried to keep the poster very simple, and I listened a lot to their records while making it, which inspired the twirly lines.
I made a few sketches and worked on the lettering quite a bit until I found something I liked.
It was a really fun project to do, specially trying to keep it simple and organic, I really enjoyed being limited by only three colors, weirdly enough!
What do you think?