So, the other day - while cyber-stalking Rob (heh) - I discover that the usual sites are all excited about 3 new New Moon posters. Two of them are beautiful, but the one of Edward and Bella is... awful. I mean, like a badly photo-shopped fan-made poster.
Everyone seems to think it's "official" and only a FEW are wondering why it looks so awkward. This shocks me. I know I'm an artist and all, but still... I can't believe all the praise it was getting, when honestly, it's CRAP compared to the posters of Bella with Jacob. (That is SO not fair.)
After staring at the offending poster for awhile, I think I figured out what was wonky... So I started tweaking it. (I really had OTHER things to do, but I'm so OCD sometimes.)
Anyway... here is the "official" poster and my "corrected" version. I'm REALLY curious to see if anyone else had a problem with it, and if they can tell what I did... CLICK on photos to enlarge:
There were 2 major things that I noticed looked "off" (to me anyway)... First, yeah, Rob's shoulders can be a little narrow when he hunches (which he tends to do), but something about this angle looks wrong... may-be it's the lens they used, but his shoulders need to be wider than that. There is something off about his arm too. An arm is about as long from wrist to elbow as from elbow to armpit. In this poster, his forearm is much longer than his upper arm. Wonky.
The other thing I noticed was that Kristen is too tall. She comes up to Rob's nose in 5" heels, so what's she doing here? Standing on a rock? Having their hips on the same level looked wrong to me too.
So... I moved Bella down, widened Edward's shoulder, and rotated and lengthened his upper arm. I also adjusted the color a bit. The lips, for one, were a little too saturated. Dark is one thing, but lipstick red... Not on my Edward.
Seriously, someone at Summit needs to be fired for approving this.