Raven Poster

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The image I chose is an anime poster. The poster is of Raven from the Teen Titans. She is a fictional character in the DC comics as well as the television show teen titans. The character first appeared in a special insert in DC Comics Presents #26 (October 1980). Raven is an can teleport and control her “soul-self”, which can fight physically, as well as act as Raven’s eyes and ears away from her physical body. The image is just a poster and is used for decoration purposes only.

Primary colors found in the image are red, blue and yellow. Red is used for the gems in the belt, clip for the cape and the forehead. Yellow is shown as a rim around the red. Blue is used for the cape. The secondary color is violet which is predominately shown throughout the image. It is shown in the background as well as the hair. Neutral colors are black, white and gray. Black is used throughout the image as feathers, orbs and slashes.  There are highlights and shadowing that give the figure a three dimensional feel. In the background of the poster there are organic line shapes in the background. These lines are curved and are reaching towards the center. The overall shape of raven’s body in this poster is very curvy which makes raven sexualized in this poster.

The overall design of this poster is effective. The choice of colors relates to the character being portrayed in the image. The original character is uses lots of purples and blues. The colors have a subtle contrast that gives the image a somber mood. This relates to the character because the personality of raven is very somber and quiet.  The artist who created this piece wants people to want to buy this particular poster. The purpose of the poster is to be used as a decoration. People need to feel the need to hang this poster up. The design of this poster relates to what we have talked about in the art 335 class. There is a heavy influence of Japanese art seen in this poster. It resembles the anime style and is a newer form of Japonism.

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