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Patrick Rogers – Sketchbook, Week 11, Landscape

5/17/2022 – 5:54 PM

For this sketchbook assignment, I chose to draw and color a simplified, abstracted version of a landscape. So I went outside and drew, and I tried to simplify my composition. Then I colored it with markers, and I tried to make it sort of stylized and abstracted at the same time. I like how simple it ended up looking.

Final Project:


  1. Illustrate and design a movie poster for a classic film.
    First, choose a classic film.
    Look at films listed on the Criterion Collection website, Rotten Tomatoes, or IMDb for lists of classic films.
  2. Top Criterion Film Poster Designs for some ideas as well.
  3. Remember your poster can be viewed on a theater wall or it could be used online on a website such as Netfilx, Apple Movies, Netflix, etc. You may want create a second or revised version for online.
  4. Watch the film or films. You can choose a movie you have already seen of course.
  5. You can do 2 poster designs for extra credit.
  6. Final art will be full color in any medium you choose.
  7. Include the title of the film and director’s name.
  8. Final poster can have lettering (illustrated type) or typography in the title name, or director’s name.
  9. Save one final file version as CMYK and a second as RGB to compare the colors.

    Final should include
    1. RGB version with title of the film and director’s name.

    PART 1
    PITCH due April 29th
    Include the following in your pitch:
    1. What is the movie name? Post a previous movie poster design or designs for the film. What do you think is successful or not fun the design?
    2. Write a brief summary of the film, telling what it’s about. 1 paragraph
    3. Make sure to mention any important characters and setting.
    4. Who is the audience for the film?
    5. Jot down a few key words or ideas you want to focus on in your illustrated poster design. These could be descriptive words, words related to the film’s tone. Think word web.
    6. You can start thumbnailing. I suggest doing 10-20 thumbnail sketches.
    7. Final size should be: 16″ x 20″
    8. Post to Openlab>Activities> Final Project


  1. Develop Concept Sketches
  2. Work on a color study to decide your color palette
  3. Work on typography and lettering for the film title and director’s name. I suggest using Illustrator or Indesign. You can also use photoshop.
  4. Create your final poster in traditional media or digital
  5. Post to Openlab>Activities>Final Project>Film poster
  6. Write a short paragraph about your process and color choice.
    How do you think your style works with the tone of the film?

7. Extra Credit. Print your poster out. Remsen Graphics is near City Tech. The full posters for 16 x 20 are quite pricey at $40. However, you can print your poster at 75% percent scale 12″x15″ for only $4. It’s always good to compare your print image vs digital. Remember to send a CMYK file. Call ahead to ask the turnaround time.

We’ll present final projects next week!

Deasia Grant Final Project Part 1

A Touch of Evil

It was named best film at the 1958 Brussels World Fair  and many other awards

a touch of evil by Orson Wells is about a car bomb exploding on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, and each side of the border comes to investigate. Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas (throughout the movie he’s just called by Vargas) with famous renowned American police captain Hank Quinlan. as the investigation goes on Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, Menzies, are planting evidence to frame an innocent man after putting evidence of the explosion in the man apartment and we later found out that hank has been planting evidence for a very long time to keep his reputation, his investigations into their corruption quickly put himself and his new bride, Susie just trying to enjoy there honeymoon) in danger because both the cartel and the American investigators don’t like Vargas.


cops,guns,explosions,Mexico,America, hotel,betrail , cars,framed,

the left is 10 thumbnails on the right is a concept sketch so far

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