HBO's 'Divorce'

An advertising poster for a new film or television series is all important. Not only does it serve as the project's introduction to the viewing public, it becomes the iconic image that will be forever associated with that particular movie or show. Nailing down the perfect image is an art in itself. The subtleties of a gesture can make an immense amount of difference in the message the visual sends. Such was the case with HBO's hit series 'Divorce', starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Hayden Church. What degree of intimacy or distance should the characters body language emote, so as to convey the proper emotional tone of the show? Below is the concept art that served as the inspiration for the finished poster, as well as alternate images that represent the illustrator's search for just the right shade of emotional content through body language.