The Coming of the Sensational Superhero Library Card!

In 2014, I was asked to supply ideas and art for a great local library, in an effort to produce an eye-catching superhero-themed library card! See the images below, and follow along on the step-by-step creation of this memorable piece of art! The card even won an award from the North Carolina Public Library Director’s Association, in the “outstanding promotional program” category! Click images to enlarge!

Below seven images: Ya gotta start somewhere! Rough ideas for the card, featuring 
a literature-loving superhero, in all sorts of inky action!

The Coming of the Sensational Superhero Library Card!
The Coming of the Sensational Superhero Library Card!

Below: While hashing out a direction for the card, it was decided
a fabulous female heroine was to be added, hence, the below design! 

The Coming of the Sensational Superhero Library Card!
Below: One idea was for a “flip card” format, with both
heroes spotlighting books and electronic equipment… 

The Coming of the Sensational Superhero Library Card!

Below: Final pencils for a design that shows both happy heroes, demonstrating their strengths, as well as showing off so many items the library offers patrons, such as books, e-readers, CDs, DVDs, electronic equipment, etc…

The Coming of the Sensational Superhero Library Card!
Below: It was decided the previous graphic was just too busy for a tiny 
card (whose final dimensions would be a tad over a minuscule 3 by 2 inches!)… 
So, back to the drawing board for this simple image, one that still shows off the 
heroes and the library materials…
The Coming of the Sensational Superhero Library Card!
Below: Tighter pencils for the approved design…
The Coming of the Sensational Superhero Library Card!
Below: At last! Final finished pencils for the card!
The Coming of the Sensational Superhero Library Card!
Below: The finished inked image!

The Coming of the Sensational Superhero Library Card!
Below: The finished color art, complete with text!

The Coming of the Sensational Superhero Library Card!
Below: It’s me, holding the finished card! Now, time to check out a ton of books!

The Coming of the Sensational Superhero Library Card!

BONUS! Click below to view local news coverage about the colossal card creation!

See full post here: Al Bigley Illustration-The Blog!2015-08-23.