Friday, September 20, 2013

DVD Cover: Disney - Aladdin Anthology

Lately, I just haven't been able to get creative about things.  I've got several projects that need attention, but just couldn't get into the swing of it.  To try and jump start my creative process, I decided to revisit an old hobby: DVD cover designs.  This is what got me messing around with graphic design in the first place (thanks to Ric Easton), so I thought it was an appropriate choice.

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Hopefully Disney won't hunt me down, now.  OK, on to the latest design, an Anthology cover for Aladdin:

This is based on a set that a friend and I had worked on a couple of years back, wanting to make a complete set of the Disney movies in storybook-style cases. The series we worked on is done chronologically, and is just for the main canon of Disney movies.  I'm trying to make covers for the sequels as well, and design them in such a way that they can easily be incorporated into the main set design.  This image isn't 100% up-to-date, as I did go back and add a few details to the cover after making the preview.  

All-in-all, this is probably one of my favorite covers that I've made.  It just all came together very well.  The front background was actually made from two pics I found (one of the moon and clouds, and another of the palace in the evening).  I was able to take the sky around the moon and recreate it, closing the gap between the images, and giving the palace a much darker background to match.  

The back cover is done in order, since the sequel movies are actually the beginning and end of the animated series.

Look for more to match this set including Toy Story, Cars, The Little Mermaid, 101 Dalmatians, Jungle Book, The Lion King...and just any other Disney set that has a series or sequels to go along with it!

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