How to Train Your Dragon 2 Gigposter
Our first project of the year in one of our classes (Graphic Design 2). We had to create a gigposter for a favorite, movie, tv show, or game (essentially, anything that your heart desired). I decided to do something for How to Train Your Dragon 2, since I thought it was a beautiful and well done film (super excited for the DVD/Blue-Ray release). Ironically, I wanted to have the poster show things from the second movie, but relate back to the first movie. I wanted to somewhat mimic the ending credits, and the charcoal sketch look when Hiccup draws Toothless in his sketchbook. I found a nice textured brush to get that charcoal look, and I further made it work by turning on the transfer tool (I’m in love with transfer as much as I’m in love with overlay).
Dragon anatomy is hard (I only ever draw people). While the challenge was difficult, I also really enjoyed it.