It’s always nice to show the process behind a lot of these posters. I don’t do it often enough myself, but it’s a great tool to share to get better and more efficient as designers.
I’m not usually this messy while drawing, but it was a tight deadline, and after about 24 hours of working, a bottle of wine, and 2 pounds of chicken wings, I had to step outside my normal OCD comfort zone.
The first drawing is my initial concept sketch that I sent out to get approval. I start out by drawing loosely on a Cintiq, tightening up and shading roughly, and bringing it right into Adobe Illustrator where I flush out all of the character details, add backgrounds, color, and do final screen printing separations.
This was a lot of fun to work on and I also caught the midnight showing of Avengers. Wow. Seriously the best superhero flick ever. It was still incredible even through the cloud of nerd farts, body odor, and incessant geek chatter through the entire movie. Go out and see it right now. Don’t even go to work today.