Creative Mondays 136 – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Poster

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Poster design

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

I loved the first in the reboots of the prequels of the Planet of the Apes (if that’s what we can call them) and this past week I managed to catch the latest in the series, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. After so many of these films it’s great to see that they can still tell a pretty intriguing story and I couldn’t resist creating a poster.

I wanted to find a style that could lend itself to the image of Ceasar and after uploading the recent version of Adobe’s Creative Cloud I was immediately inspired by Patrick Seymour’s Lion illustration that appears when opening Illustrator CC 2014. To start I created Ceasar in Illustrator and once I was satisfied with the image I imported the vector into Photoshop to included the eye effects along with a few other touch-ups.

*UPDATE* You can now purchase this poster from my store!

I got a great response over this poster, thinking about getting a few printed but also wanted to show off a potential variant design I created after I finished the first.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Variant

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