Kandinsky X Comics
Was asked to create a series of illustrated posters about six superheroes in an artsy way while also maintaining unity and avoiding any literal representation of the characters.
I was inspired by one of Kandinsky’s first abstract paintings, picture with an archer, which still had some figurative elements (We can distinguish a rather abstract horse, a bow, castle etc… ). Kandinsky capitalized on color and shape to tell his stories, and he had a set of rules he developed over the years for his shape and color choices. Later, he would exclusively use shape, color and line in his painting, and all figurative meaning would only be symbolic (See Composition VIII or Yellow Red Blue ).
Along with Kandinsky’s favorite shapes and lines, we used the generic shape symbolism used in graphic design and emphasized on color & recognizable elements of each character to represent them. Squares and rectangles would represent masculinity and stability (Superman, Hulk … ), Circles show femininity and unity (Wonderwoman & Catwoman ) and Triangles represents power and focus (Spiderman ).
The project was done on A3 Watercolor paper using watercolor paint, watercolor pencils, and spray paint.