Jackie Laine

TV producer, letterpress student, curious gal



Minimalist Avengers Poster

Hi everyone!

I'm working on duplicating this minimalist Avengers poster by William Henry (you can see more of his work here). I've also signed up for a color theory class, so I wanted to pick a design for this class that would lend itself well to playing with different color schemes. I think this one will be fun to recolor!

So far, I've used the pen tool to outline the skyline and blocked out the background and black ground/title rectangle. Here's that progress thus far:

UPDATE #2: Next I outlined the superheroes using the pen tool (except for Hawkeye's bow, which I drew with the line tool and the paintbrush tool). Lots of curves on these characters, I think they turned out okay! Let me know if you have any feedback:

UPDATE #3: Added the aliens and text with the pen tool (except for the "THE," which I used the text tool for). Also added the beam of light coming up from one of the buildings. I also brought the opacity of everything down to 95% to mute the colors, as in the original. Now I just need to figure out the black hole that the aliens come from, yikes!

UPDATE #4: I'm putting off dealing with the black hole, which I can't wrap my mind around for some reason. I applied a film grain effect to a 5% opacity black rectangle and overlaid the poster with it to mimic the grain on the original poster. Here's that, and my first attempt at the black hole:


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