Creative Mondays 215 – The Revenant Poster

The Revenant 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.”

It’s rare that I’ll design a poster before I’ve seen a film but I’ve made an exception for The Revenant. From what I’ve seen and so far heard about this film it sounds like a captivating story and one that is beautifully shot. I’ve taken some inspiration from the trailer here but I was just playing around with some imagery and an illustrative style that I’d like to progress in the future.

Leo’s getting the Oscar for this one finally yeah?

Creative Mondays 208 – Home Alone Poster

“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.”

You’ll have to forgive me. I’ve just got back from watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the second time so my mind is sort of on other things. This week’s design work was actually created a few weeks ago but I hadn’t managed to post it up yet.

Inspired by yet another Mondo Monday night, I thought I’d revisit my earlier attempt at a Home Alone poster and try something in a style that I’ve been working on more recently. This was a tricky one but I wanted to capture a moment in time from the film and I love that ride down the stairs on the sled. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try (never been brave enough).

The piece was started in Illustrator, working out the basic composition and brought into Photoshop for a few touch ups and extra details.

Creative Mondays 204 – Snowspeeder

Star Wars Battlefront Snowspeeder 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.”

If there was an entire post dedicated to a few words, this week it would simply be Star Wars Battlefront. EA’s long anticipated first- and third-person shooter arrived last week and summed up most of my weekend. It’s the game I wanted to play as a kid and it’s the closest I’m going to get to being in the Star Wars universe (unless I get to be an extra in a film…).

Naturally, inspired by the game I thought I’d create a poster in the style similar to my ‘Force Awakens‘ designs. So those awesome Snowspeeders became my focal point on the incredible ice planet Hoth engaging in an almighty battle against the Empire… I could go on. But I think I’m going to go and play some Battlefront.

Creative Mondays 201 – Halo 5: Guardians

“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.”

After a crazy week last week, I’m back with some ‘normal’ design work and this one was so much fun to make! Halo 5: Guardians came out last week, I picked up and shot my way through the campaign and I’m currently getting stuck into the multiplayer. While the game still doesn’t quite match that of Halo 3, (I know this isn’t a review site) I always enjoy diving into the Halo universe and seeing the creature designs and the fantastic worlds the developers have created.

The latest in the series is no different and I wanted to reflect some of that in my latest design.

Creative Mondays 175 – Jurassic World Poster

Jurassic World 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.”

The latest trailer for the upcoming Jurassic World hit the web today (we’ve been blessed with so many trailers recently) and I thought I’d put together a poster inspired by the film. Although I’m dubious about the film as I find it must be hard to tell the story of a park full of dinosaurs going horribly wrong in a new and original light, the nostalgic part of me wants to see a glorious return to the franchise.

The park opens June 12. Here’s hoping!