How do you create a poster illustration that screams ‘I am the Titanic’ with a poster that is bursting with energy?
If you ask me, it’s pretty simple.
The first step is to get your hand painted.
For this particular poster, I chose a painting of a ‘Tunisian’ ship.
This painting is a homage to the ‘Tower of Babel’ in ‘The Odyssey,’ and it was created by the Dutch artist and illustrator, Rijn van der Zwan.
To create a new piece, you can either create a rough drawing or draw on the sketch of your choice.
Here’s how you can get started.
Get Your Painting.
Start by getting your painting ready.
Start with a black background and white lettering on the front and sides of the poster.
If you don’t have a painting, you’ll need to get one from a local art gallery.
This can be found on Etsy or a local gallery.
Add Your Paintbrush.
You can get creative with the paintbrush and paint the image.
I used the “G-Code” paintbrush on my black background, and the “B” brush on my white letter.
Once you get the paint to look right, you’re ready to go.
Paint Your Piece.
I took the black background in my sketch and added a bit of black to it to create some highlights on my painting.
Once I had everything in place, I used my “B-Code Paintbrush” to paint my piece on top of the background.
This creates a shimmery effect, which is exactly what you want.
Paint on The Poster.
When you’re done, you need to paint your piece on your poster.
I found it helpful to use a soft brush to create highlights on the poster and add a little bit of sparkle.
Once your piece is painted, you want to add a bit more detail to your piece with your “B”, “G” and “C” brushes.
You want to create the ‘flapping’ effect on your piece, which I did with my “C”.
Apply Your Poster.
After your piece has been painted, it was time to apply some primer.
I decided to use “B”.
This was my first time using this brush and I’m really happy with the results.
The result was a great blend of black and white and vibrant colors.
Let It Dry!
Your piece will be ready to hang on the wall!