I had a blast working on this poster for Johnny's Social Club! It was great fun channeling the spirit of all those B-grade movie posters from Ye Olde Drive-In days. *Sigh* Those were good days ...
Join me on a TIME WARP through the making of this Rocky Horror poster!
The Rocky Horror "Poster" Show!
If you've been following along, you know it always starts with a sketch ... a really rough and goofy-looking sketch. Mostly this step is just to get an idea going! I do several layouts, and the client chooses their favourite. This time, their favourite layout was my favourite one, too -- hooray!
Time to transfer the sketch onto good paper! I like to keep this phase pretty loose, mostly just blocking shapes to make sure everything's going to fit the way I envisioned it. Admittedly, I got a little carried away with detailing the eyes -- I love drawing animé eyes!
Here's the inked page! NOW it's starting to look like a poster. I had a ton of fun with the coffin and "Rocky Horror" text. See all those dots in the background? They might have driven me a little crazy ... but I think it was worth it for the final texture!
Giving it that last POP of colour really makes the art come alive, don't you agree? I chose my palette for this poster based on horror-flick movie posters and old sci-fi novels. I was really tempted to add the lime green (horror movie artists are really fond of lime green!) but I decided to use yellow instead. What do you think? Good call?
... and that's it!**
the rocky horror poster show © dStallard, 2019
It's time to let this little poster fly out into the wild on its own. On to the next artsy adventure!
** Celebratory Time Warp Optional