June 2, 2022 No Comments
Monthly Project: April
Make a Movie Poster
Our fourth Making Art Everyday Monthly Project combines illustration and lettering! Create your own movie poster for a film you love. With this project, you’ll be able to complete multiple smaller illustrations throughout the month that will help you build your confidence before sitting down to create your movie poster.
If you’re a beginner, choose one or two simple things to illustrate (maybe a couple props or key objects featured throughout the movie.) If you’re looking to challenge yourself a bit you can try drawing a main character or scene for your movie poster.
Let’s Break it Down
It could be anything from a character, a sidekick, a notable costume, or any symbols or notable themes throughout the movie. Simplify your list to one or two ideas you’re most excited to draw.
TIP: Some of the most impactful movie posters are illustrated very simply with basic shapes.
This can mean watching the movie again, or looking at images of things you want to draw on Pinterest. I’ve created a Movie Poster Pinterest board that you can reference when creating your piece.
This is the fun part! Where you get to add color and texture to your sketch! Have fun and experiment with different brushes or textures.
This Coco Movie Poster was created on a Magic Paper textured canvas.
Illustration credit: Sam Aker
MAE Monthly Project
Making Art Everyday is a series of daily, weekly, and monthly prompts and challenges to help you overcome creative fears and develop your art-making practice. Every month, we will feature a new theme that will allow you to hone a set of skills, practice drawing something specific, or complete a project.