Professor Diana Schoenbrun | COMD 3313 | SP22

Author: Susan Nava (Page 1 of 7)

Final Project Part 1

For the first two films I plan on illustrating for a film poster were my two choices, Pacific Rim, a 2013 live-action sci-fi, or a 2005 documentary based on an emperor penguin’s life, March of the Penguins.

I drew a word web for the research of their plot and then took it in both concepts combined. Pacific rim’s plot is when a sea monster comes from outer space and terrorizes the entire pacific ocean. A former Pilot and a trainee form a group to drive a special, destructive, and monstrous secret weapon to eliminate the sea monsters to save humanity and the world from the apocalypse. March of the Penguins plot is where a group of emperor penguins discovers their main goal and a new future: finding a mate and starting a happy family while striving hundreds of miles across Antarctica by foot. While trying to survive and return safely for their young in a harsh, icy -75 degree Fahrenheit (-60 degree celsius) weather and from their predators.

After receiving feedback from others, The landscape sketch in the left image on the top left would visualize well and not be similar to their official poster.

Final Film Poster – March of the Penguins

While deciding what film I would illustrate as a film illustration poster based on a live-action film or a documentary, I selected my all-time childhood favorite documentary that holds a special heart to emperor penguins and one of my favorite animals, “March of the Penguins.” For my final piece, I used watercolor and winter ice textures from the official Adobe Website on the Photoshop page for the sea, the sky, the glaciers and ice surfaces, and emperor penguins. Blending was a challenge for me and selecting the right colors to give out contrasts and shadows too. I really had fun making this landscape piece and turning it into an illustrated film poster.

Final Project – Part 2, March of the Penguins Color Palette Roughs

For my final. I chose to illustrate a documentary film, March of the Penguins, released 17 years ago in 2005. This documentary takes place in Antarctica, one of the earth’s harshest places due to ice-covered landmass, snowstorms, and a -20 degree Fahrenheit. This shows what an emperor penguin’s life is to find their mate start a new happy family with their newborn chick, and find food for their chick. At the same time, trying to survive harsh weather, temperatures, predators from the sea, and starvation until their mate returns.

For color studies, my first color draft would include a three limited color pallette from gray as the sky referred from the official poster, white and dark blue. while the second draft, i explore the shades of Cerulean and sky blue for the sky and the ocean.

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