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Using Strong Colors to "Pop" the comic book art

Discussion in 'Picture Frame Design' started by Philliam Phulgor, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Philliam Phulgor

    Philliam Phulgor CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    This is a creation of an old DC HEROES Role Playing Module "Seige", from 1985. Not much value ($8 to $20) on ebay, we still wanted to capture the spirit of bright comic color theme.

    Seige Superheros_IMG_20170321_012354.jpg
    The frame is a Max Moulding, yellow gloss with the liquid-looking silver inner portion. Double mat of Alphamat Artcare #8029 Carnation over a blank substrate of the Carnation again. 1/8 AFFC between each level for 3D depth and we wanted the crisp, white bevel to show twice to enhance the visual perspective. I feel it makes the cover art actually have a very deep sense of free-falling in the atmosphere.

    Rather than encase it, I used the biggest clear corner triangles to be "in-your-face" upon close inspection that this IS conservatively preserved. From a few feet away they disappear.

    The decision was made to just two-tone the colors of yellow and red as most the characters have that color scheme in their costumes, feeling that adding blue would give an unnecessary heaviness. The liquid silver is the secret, subtle ingredient that pulls it together, creating movement, picking up the dark and light blues, even being accepting of the mauvey-pinky space station, the clouds and warm gray backdrop and allowing the green-costumed **** to have a place.

    The red and yellow also give a strong 3D solidity to the SEIGE headlining, block letters. (and no, I was never into the role-playing)
    How many Super Heroes to you count?
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    Kev@Frames, neilframer and cvm like this.
  2. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Nice design. I like that series from Max (I get some of them from Engelsen). The charcoal one works great on formal wedding invitations, giving a contemporary yet "dressy" feel.
    :cool: Rick
  3. Philliam Phulgor

    Philliam Phulgor CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Thanks Rick.
    Any idea why my post had the word "d-u-d-e" censured to say ****? Is that some kind of decadent, insulting slang I'm unaware of?
  4. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    It's just because it's the Green Lantern...:D

    For some reason du-de is not allowed and hasn't been as long as I've been on the Grumble...o_O
    There are worse words which are allowed but whatever, there are ways around it.
    I can post "doody" or "dood" just not ****....:p
    Screen Shot 2018-02-11 at 3.51.28 PM.png Puppy pooping

    I've used that same moulding also in the pink/silver and blue/silver.
    We don't use it that often but it really works in the right situation.;)

    I agree with using the large clear corner mounts.
    I have done this myself or else it's a total Mylar encapsulation which I've done also.
    Once a framed picture has been hung on the wall, nobody ever gets up close to it and looks at the mounting technique. It just becomes part of the wall and the room.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2018
  5. Philliam Phulgor

    Philliam Phulgor CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Like, dooooooooode, that's insane. I knew the GreenCostumed**** was G.L. but it was more fun to say what I said because green is so out of place in the art:D:D:D (but it's comic book/super hero art so anything goes).

    I've used those Max "Macaron" series frames whenever they work, too, most of the colors. I even used it (I think it was the green/silver, maybe the pink) as the inner frame where the Polished Mirror scoop frame was on the outside. It was for a very bright, multi-colored motivational/good times poster for a woman's cubicle at work.

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