Thank you so much Ivy, Jaderail and Frank
Sorry for the late reply; yesterday was really stressful—and that was the best thing I can say about it
Anyhoo, on to the next render.
Just this July, I was awarded a Fellowship from Writers Boot Camp. My Feature proposal Dude Looks Like a Lady is yet another reworking of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night . Fans of She’s the Man will know what I mean
One of our requirements is a Project Plan and part of that is a poster which they say is “a good idea” at any stage of development.
Not for the first time am I thankful for 8 years in advertising
I’d like input and advice for this poster, please. Salient points are the following:
1. Fans of this genre (gender-bending/cross-dressing) are well aware that a major convention/conceit is that even though the protagonist in drag looks nothing like their supposed gender (Roger Ebert said Amanda Bynes looked like “a cute tomboy” instead of a dude ) the other characters in the story totally buy into it
I’m rather pleased of finding a new way to deal with that. Instead of ignoring it I address it this way: her disguise is so bad that people don’t believe she’s a dude but when hauled before the Principal she thinks fast and says she’s Intersex and taking male hormones for gender reassignment
2. Since the sport the story revolves around is Basketball, that should come through in the poster. The thing is I need to make her look androgynous or render the basketball jersey in such a way that her chest is obviously a girl’s (the most delicate way I can think of saying it ). Using the smoothing modifier to address the poke throughs winds up emphasizing that.
How can I address that aside from using the Dynamic Sportswear for M4 (which I don’t have) The pictures of that product lead me to believe that the cloth would drape naturally instead of molding itself to her body but is that the only way to go?
Here’s the poster design, which was rendered before I found out how to light her properly as well as two renders of her with different ‘do’s.