Creating this poster was very labourious. I first started by choosing references based off of specific scenes from the movie. I used two different palettes from two outfits that Robin Williams wears in the film. The left was the outfit he wears in Moscow which consists of very dark and muted colors. The one on the right is an outfit he wears in New York towards the end of the film which contains brighter and more expressive colors. To go with the color of the clothing, I also gave the Moscow side of Robin Williams more desaturated skin, making him look pale and depressed. For the New York side, I gave him a brighter, more orange, skin tone to show how happy his character is once he reaches New York. I think the style that I chose ends up jazzing well with the films themes. The main theme of the movie is immmigration and the American dream and I believe my poster illustrates the struggles of Robin Williams’s character as he goes from Russian immigrant to American citizen. I believe the colors also fit the tone as this movie is a slice of life film that shows the full range of emotions from Robin Williams’s character (heartbreak, love, sadness, etc.)
My idea for this final is showing a scene that took play before the story takes place. This scene take place in some mountain region where kills another mans son that he stay in a cabin with brutally because he was racist. I portray this scene simply frame it with the main character holding up his pistols after killing the man and the smoke from the guns create the number 8. I use a slab serif font so that it ties together because this font is frequently used in cowboy themed setting where this takes play as well. I enjoy what I have now compared to what I had before because the design of it wasnt sitting right with me though the whole process and glad I did change it.