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.

17 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  5. Very stylish! I like it a lot!

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

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  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

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

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

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

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  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

    Anna08

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

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

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  14. belle illustration du challenge Liz !
    Amicalement Mary.kg

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

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  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! ;)

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