• Princess Bride Stickers

      posted in Surface & Pattern Design, Illustration by admin on September 28, 2021

      Making vectors stickers was entirely too much fun! The only problem that I came across was trying to narrow down my ideas. I wanted to stick to a theme (just cause I like themes), so, I chose to go with one of my all-time favorite movies: The Princess Bride. 


      The sketchpad is always my jumping-off point. Sketching enables my workflow to go so much smoother. When I’m sketching, I don’t feel pressure to make my illustrations look perfect — I can just jot down whatever ideas or thoughts come to mind.

      Vector Illustrations & Experimentations

      Next, I moved to Adobe Illustrator and made some vector drafts. Afterward, when I felt like I was close to the way I felt my Princess Bride characters should look, I reached out to some fellow vector designers for some critiques. The ideas I received were very helpful. One idea was to make the mouths either much bigger or much smaller. Another idea was to break the characters out of their circles by making the circles smaller.

      I experimented with making the mouths bigger, but it looked WAY too weird on everyone but Vizzini, “Inconceivable!”

      Then, I tried focusing on each character individually. I kept Vizzini’s mouth bigger, made Fezzik’s sideburns big and furry (because a giant needs giant sideburns). I made sure Inigo Montoya had his mustache along with the scars the six-fingered man left on his cheeks. Last, I made Buttercup and Westley’s hair stand out (there are quite a few ‘hair’ shots in the movie). Because I was making the “As You Wish” sticker I wanted to create Westley and Buttercup when they fall in love: Pre Dread Pirate Roberts and Princess Buttercup.

      Draft Versions of Princess Bride Stickers by Christie Bryant

      I even tried removing them from the circles altogether.

      The Final Cut

      In the end, I decided to stick with the three. Westley, Buttercup, and Inigo. “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die.”

      I wasn’t happy with the way Fezzik or Vizzini’s illustrations turned out.

      I’m happy with the final stickers but definitely want to add more to the collection.

      I have SO many ideas for The Princess Bride stickers! For instance…I couldn’t help but make this one, too:

      Westly and Buttercup Sticker by Christie Bryant

      Now that my stickers are completed, I’m officially selling them on Etsy.

      You can find these stickers and more on my Clever Christie Designs Etsy Shop.

      Westley Sticker by Christie Bryant
      Buttercup Sticker by Christie Bryant
      Inigo Montoya Sticker by Christie Bryant

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      <p>Illustration by Christie Bryant</p>