Ce Cruz

Designer

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Metropolis

DAY 0

I'm a big fan of sci-fi, so when I saw this poster I couldn't resist it:

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Maybe I'm too optimistic, it seems to be very difficult. I'm not new at illustrator, but neither I'm an expert...Anyway, I will give it a try.

Also, I found that it is the world's most valuable movie poster up for auction. Such a valuable thing! :-)

DAY 1

I'm only concerned about shapes right now. 

I started with the background. First of all I draw the buildings. Each one is formed by one, two or three independent rectangles, because I think this way it will be easier to use different colors on different sides. Then I draw in another layer the lights in the sky and used a third layer for the flashlights in the front. Next step will be the robot. Can't wait!

Any advise you could give me will be well received. Thank you in advance! 

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DAY 2

Too early to start with the robot. I decided to draw the letters. Also, I worked on the buildings and the sky using gradients. Still a lot of work to do!

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---------------UPDATE---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I've just finished it, after a year! It was horrible, too difficult for my level. But yep, I've learned a lot of things!


Starting by how to use gradients, which I used for the buildings. I tried to do the same with the face, but the result was scary (as you can see below). But I discovered this tool, gradient mesh is called, used for such things. So I had to figure out how it works. You can compare and see my progress here:

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Finally I added textures. I did this with Photoshop, because in addition to a paper texture I wanted to add brush strokes to exaggerate the vintage look. I had no idea how to do that with Illustrator. I have to investigate further, but for now I am satisfied with what I've learned! I hope you like it!

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