This was a fun project for a local fighter and friend of mine. I wanted a break from the cluttered “tough guy with flames in the background” feel that a lot of fight posters have. Gerrity writes and illustrates a comic for fun so I thought it would be true to personality to have a subtle comic book / super hero tone to the poster.
The tricky part of this project was working with two different styles of photos–one taken by me and one taken by the opponents photographer. Having a glamour shot was out of the question for my fighter (Gerrity) and I’m not adapt at taking action shots. Luckily I came up with a good close-up that captured her personality. I then adapted both photos to fit the illustrated look I was going for.