Paint a classic film poster in 14 steps

Painting a retro poster

Traditional and digital tools combine to paint this stunning retro poster

For this workshop I'll paint a retro film poster-style illustration. Vintage posters used to be painted or airbrushed on canvas or illustration board, and I'll use a technique inspired by the great Drew Struzan. It's based on airbrush painting with acrylic colours to build up the colour and shadings, and then colour pencils for rendering out the lighter parts and adding details.

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Andreas has worked as a freelance illustrator for 15 years, producing advertising illustrations, film posters, record and book covers. He works both digitally and traditionally.