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How to Design Movie Posters Part 2: Designing the Key Heads for Your Poster with Mark Westermoe

How to Design Movie Posters Part 2: Designing the Key Heads for Your Poster
Design Your Main Character's Head Mark shows how to use a light box and tracing paper for designing the key heads

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In this unique course, Mark Westermoe, the creator of feature film posters for blockbusters like Braveheart, Total Recall, and Home Alone, teaches you how to design a movie poster. This course will teach you how to go from developing ideas for your poster with thumbnail sketches, through preliminary drawings, all the way through to a finished poster. Mark will cover the business side of designing movie posters, including how to get into this rewarding field of work. You will also learn the history of advertising illustration, and learn many insider tricks and finishing techniques.

In this lesson, Mark covers the tools and the materials you will use in this course, shows how to design actors’ heads with and without a light box, and reviews top illustrators’ works.

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