I just had fun with this one, not trying to emulate anything specific from the eighties, just a gut feeling I guess.
The City of Coronado is an “island” there is some controversy if it is a peninsula or something, I am not sure, it is connected to Downtown by a famous bridge, and to the south part of San Diego county through a long stretch of land. All in all it is surrounded by water, and boats, hence the sail in the shape of the background. I don’t think residents of Coronado might like this as representation for their precious city, but I happen to think it is cool.
Camp Pendleton is a military base in north county San Diego. I always thought of is as just that, a big ol place where militia goes to receive training of all kinds; apparently it is also a city. I can’t find much about it, so I decided to make today’s graphic to look like it could belong in a movie poster from the 80’s.
Based on this movie poster right here:
a 3D treatment of the type, with the flag’s colors, ’cause ‘merica! I didn’t do a sketch on this one, just went directly to try and achieve the 3d effect in illustrator; turns out, my computer could not handle what I was asking of it, so it crashed illustrator.
I then tried something in Photoshop and just gave up, it was taking much more time than what I was willing to put on to this project.
Back at illustrator, I worked with the perspective one-point grid to get the letters in to the perspective you see them in this poster, and then proceeded to draw the 3D effect panel by panel. I know there are better ways to achieve this, so I will try a different way another day.
Once I got it to look right, It seem like it needed something, so I just added a tank. Not much reasoning behind that to be honest.
Quite different from yesterday’s neon graphic, and yet, still very 80s.
By the way, I have not seen Iron Eagle or know what it is about,