I started with a sketch this sketch did not make much of an impact by itself. But I knew the design was strong and it had potential, since I had decided to create a design magazine. With this in mind I set out to create a template. Blue and red do go together though not in their most extreme forms. So I set out to find a blue format that went with the red lines of my character. I ended up using a paint splattered type feel. This is because the rough sketch foreground couldn’t have a clean background.
I then set out to make all theme elements flow together. To do this I basically drew a line and made sure that the readers eye followed it since a readers eyes naturally go from left to right top to bottom. So they would end of following a zigzag pattern. I did this by creating the title at the top and connecting the character to it by overlapping the ear of the drawing. Then by letting the article of interest tough at a lower part of the character to make it flow. While the bar code touched the end of the line.
This understanding of how a design works is fundamental because it will help focus a persons attention where it is needed in the flow of a magazine cover. This command of a viewers eye is important to helping magazines and artists as a whole succeed in their fields because they can draw viewers to certain elements and provoke a reaction.