Monday, 15 October 2012

Time for the movies!

The word at Take a Word Monday is Poster, to represent a crime move poster.  I wasn't sure what I would do with this until a thought struck me.

This is the first time I've ever done a mono-chromatic piece and I have to say I did enjoy it once I got started.
I'd love to see this movie 

I started out by making a mask for the door and then used tape to mask the lighted area through the door.  I mixed Mars Black and titanium white and painted the walls and floor.  A quick search on the internet found me the silhouette of the man, that I tweaked in Photoshop to get him the right size.
Removing the masking I attached the man in the doorway, painted the light shining through the door with a little, black, white and some silver.  The shadow is black and white with a touch of red.

The words were always going to be a challenge, so I fussy cut the word WHO? and added some red to represent blood.

No texture on this piece, which is rare for me but I do like the starkness of it.


  1. This is quite wonderful Liz. Very well done! xx

  2. GReat idea the long shadow is very impressive, love the mono-chromatic look.

  3. so clever, I think the brush strokes gives it texture anyway. Now you make me wonder who??? too.

  4. What a treat this fun poster is, Liz.

  5. Very stylish! I like it a lot!

  6. Fabulous, Liz! Love the name changes :)

  7. What a great poster! The starkness is what makes it so effective, I think. I want to see this move with Bread and Jelly! Very clever.xx

  8. WOW WOW WOW, Liz, this is pure proof that simplicity can be most effective! Brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Very cool! I had to laugh when I read the names. Great imagination!

  10. LOL..... first of all I love your movie poster, great job , What has me laughing are your movie star's names. :o)

  11. Thank´s for your comment
    I like your Poster it looks like a Cover ofa LP from The Who :-))
    You done a verry god Job


  12. Liz your poster is fantastic, love your work, you have done it so well with the long shadow.

  13. This is fabulous. Simple and impressive. Bravo!

  14. belle illustration du challenge Liz !

  15. Great!
    I adore this one!
    You've got a beautiful creativity!
    And bravo for your sense of humour! :)

  16. I also admire you idea... The minimal colours make the picture instantly more effective. Less is really more!

    Getting the right words was also a challenge for me. (Went through a pile of magazines...)
    They always seem either too big or too small. I would love to see your poster with bigger title - It is so nicely done that it would deserve more space.

    Your choice of actors is great, it made me want to see the film! ;)


Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment, I really appreciate it - Liz