Toons on Tap Sessions: 26 and 27 - X-Men and Venom
The Making of the Posters
Lauri has been inspiring me to do some blogging about my process on the making of our posters. I will try my best, as I am not the best writer. The content on the process will be minimal with more focus on the images.
The process below will be the X-Men poster I completed for session 26. Check out Lauri's Blog for her process on making the Venom poster.
My first step to creating posters is to generally rough out some thumbnails. I then move on to the characters and play around a bit with their shapes and features. I started out with Scarlett Witch. Playing around with her design at first. I then had this idea to go somewhat fashion-y with this poster.
|Roughing it out|
To begin, I researched the models that would be portraying the characters. Starting off with Toronto Rogue, I started a rough sketch off one of her photos. With the rough sketch, I lightly traced it with a red col-erase pencil, and then started to apply watercolour.
For Tamar Lipsey's Scarlett Witch character, I wasn't happy with the sketch I drew. So, I redrew her character, and also painted it right into Photoshop. Below is the rough draft for the composition of the two of them.
From here I refined them both and got Lauri to design the text around them. God bless her interests in typography- it has really helps us out a lot. Below is the final piece.
We then took both of our posters to make a double feature Grind-house style of our Marvel month teaser poster.