Helping make a movie poster

Thea is a very special friend – she came with us to the Mountain Province to give school supplies to children who need materials for the new school year. See pictures here:

When Thea needed some help to make some art / movie poster for school, i said yes!

I told her, bring a white board and some magazines. I brought scissors, glue, paint (acrylic) and paint brushes.

First thing: Thea had to tell me about the story / movie – it was “Florante at Laura” a classic tale by Francisco Balagtas. We decided which scene would be good to feature in the poster and we decided, the famous “prince-tied-to -a-tree” scene.

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I made a thumbnail of it with in pencil (this will help with the layout, proportions of elements etc.). Google images was helpful too.

We then started to paint the sky / background. We used the color purple. It’s pre mixed acrylic (i will write about pre mixed acrylics some other time).

Then I made a light pencil guide of the poster and it’s elements – basically, i made the “thumbnail” into it’s actual size.
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Thea did all the work cutting the magazines with a little help from Jaymee. We made sure everything fit.
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We then had to glue everything to the board.
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Thea did pretty touch ups with acrylic paint.
gluing magazine cut outs
Thea thought making the prince would be difficult but it turned out much more fun than anything.
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Magazine clippings are great because they come with interesting shadings already!
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Thea uses a thick felt tip pen to write the movie title, and a thinner pen for writing the director & writers’ name.
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I was very happy when Thea said, i teach art differently – she didn’t expect that we would use cut outs.
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It was a great day with my friend Thea.

    Friday, July 12th, 2013
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