June Proko Challenge - My Life Movie Poster with Karla Ortiz

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Kalp Bhavsar
This is my poster design for the challenge. I missed the deadline unfortunately but still feedback is welcome. I chose to make the story of the movie something that reflects my increasing curiosity with Social Media. Particularly I've been interested in thinking about it as an anthropological question. How and why do I need to reckon with this tool? That is the conundrum and the main conflict in the would-be movie. I wanted the design of the poster to kind of evoke the vibe of a biographical character drama like The Social Network directed by David Fincher. Accordingly I made an illustration that focused closely on a single person central to the story - ME. Anyway I thought the Instagram post visual would be a fun gimmick to try. The illustration was drawn traditionally and rendered digitally. Let me know what you think.
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alivelyartist
I'm kind of embarrassed by this, but as I was re-examining the photos this morning that I took last night before the deadline, I realized there is a better one than the one I posted. The lighting is better, the lines are more crisp when I zoom in (and I added an extra piece of paper to "stretch" it to more correct dimensions; for some reason I didn't think it worked out last night). So I'm attaching it here because it pains me enough to know I didn't show a better photo of my work (I still need a better set-up for photographing my work because it never looks professional). Face-palm. Oh well, I'll know better next time to not reject an image before studying it closer! Has anyone else done that before? :-) Any tips for photographing (large) pencil drawings, especially ones that are on the light side?
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Simran Kumar
i m posting submission for movie poster on life #prokochallenge i see my life as a game where i painted my clones bcs i m defeating everyday myself to get better at level of fight(work)to reach my futer giant self with him iwill fight in last the giant me attached thumbnails and value study to create my visuall clear critiques welcome thanku so much
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Moonfey
This is a very powerful looking composition! I really like the giant in the top of the painting, it looks like a otherworldly godlike robot or statue. I’m looking forward to see it again then you post it in the thread for finished submissions. Great work and good luck!
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Ganapati Pradhan
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Ian Rodrigues
Here are some sketches, thumbnails and finally and inked rendition of my submission. Im just working on the graphic design of the poster and then I will elaborate in fuller detail!
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stefantoma1
guys which one do you like more?
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Rodrigo Suárez
Hello everyone, i think i'm kind of running out of time, so i just wish i can finish on time this peace jajaj. It's a little bit of over ambitious for my current level but what the heck. To late to change course now jajaj So teh concept is that me being a huge fantasy fan and nerd of sort, i wanted to do the classic party adventure with colorfull characters. But i choose to portray my siblings as well, i love my brother and sister above all other things in the world, and kind of capture that feeling we had when we where yonger, screwing around and doing little mischiefs. And i believe that we will be toguether no matter what. So tha's it, im not nowhere near color studies so i will take the bullet and going raw in that so i could finish it in time ajja. Good luck to evryone. ;)
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Thomas Chen
Hi all, this challenge was only brought to my attention two days ago, and I decided to give it a try anyway. Luckily, I did have something drawn during last month's MerMay art challenge that I figured I could use. I've always drawn military themes (tanks, guns, soldiers, etc), but on the flip side I also enjoy drawing beautiful and sensual mermaids. And I've been drawn to comic art for as long as I can remember, drawing inspiration from artists like J Scott Campbell, Frank Cho, Adam Hughes, Phil Noto, etc. So I combined these subjects into a story I've dubbed "SEAL Team 9", about a US Navy SEAL Team that has a few mermaids as part of the team. The first image was from the sketch I did during MerMay. The second is after cleaned it up and done some edits added flat colors and preparing to shade. I left some space at the top for the title, which I haven't figured out how to make the title font for. I figured I'd share a preview but especially wanted some critique.
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Thomas Chen
Update/progress, I might add some text later.
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Charlene
This looks really cool! I love the lineart. Can't say I really have much to critique on it so far.
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faycel
Hello! here delayed with everything! but this is the idea: The film is about me and my voices (the critical voice that can catch you and lead you down a path of frustration as an artist) and the voice of hope and compassion. I spent a lot of time in the critical voice, comparing myself and basically hitting myself, it was difficult for me to draw because everything was wrong, until one day something changed, I decided to go back inside and listen to the other voice: "compare your drawings from Before with those from Today", since then I was free and returned to the path of art ♥ We will always have those voices but it is up to us which one to listen to. Regarding the drawing, I made these color palettes and I think I'll stick with option 1 but also option 2 with a small color variation of yellows and oranges
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faycel
a little progress
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Daniela Ivanova
I vote option 4 or maybe a mixture of 1 and 4. I feel 4 has a nice distribution of values and a good readability, especially in the darker background. Overall the layering is really cool. Maybe think about where the title might go so it doesn't cover any essential elements such as the farther girl's face.
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Yasu Matsuoka
Hi, Proko Community! Been working on my Movie Poster. I love fantasy, mermaids and art, and I've been wanting to create a world filled with fantasy creatures for many years now. When I saw this proko challenge I knew I had to create a movie poster for that world. Here is a quick look at where I'm at right now. Step 1: Thumbnail sketches. I usually only sketch out 3 or 4 ideas but this time I did 16! Then I did a rough value study of the selected thumbnail. Step 2: Color comps. I used a gradient map in photoshop to throw in some colors just to get things started and then painted over it adding more colors. I decided to go with number 4:) Now the challenge will be to finish the painting before June 14th!
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Daniela Ivanova
This already has such an epic and ambitious feel to it. I'm getting a very adventure slash fantasy feel out of it.
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Charlene
Wow all your colour comps look beautiful!
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mel13
Hi! I've been obsessing over Folk Horror lately, so I ended up with this little WIP. The idea is to show my wife and myself behind our son, who is about to embark on his life's journey - into the unknown, and all that. As a father and husband, this represents my own life in many ways, so I hope this isn't too out of bounds concerning the prompt. Cheers!
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Aims Einsley
Heheh, uh, I started a bit late but I'm doing oil on canvas, approximately 23.7x36 (around .88% of the poster size). Hope I can get done in time. Oils take a while to dry so I've been using a medium to help speed it along. I have a lot of things to fix but I can't add too much with seven days to complete.
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Aims Einsley
I'm done! I can eat now!
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Still have title to work on.
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Aims Einsley
With the amount of detail I have to finish I think I'm gonna cry.
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Daniela Ivanova
So this is my color lay in. The concept is based on a poem I wrote a while back, called Miracle. It's about constantly moving forward, chasing something distant and undefined. I wanted to give it a slight fantasy/ethno/adventure twist. Does that come through? Any critique, especially on the background, is welcome.
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Charlene
This looks epic! I love the angle used and the way everything is moving towards that perspective! Love the colours and creases in the clothing too!
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rokdem
Hey, i like the concept of moving forward, once i read the text it became very clear what is going on. before reading... i just enjoyed the drawing;) I dont think the shiny thing is ment to be on a hirizon line but i'd still recomend lowering it. It would seem to be more of a destination point that you can walk to than a sun or star that is above... just a thought.
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rokdem
So, i almost finished the scene, i already "orcified" my face, i'll have to ask my girl to pose for me so i can do the same with her-that should be fun:D I'm especially proud of the vegan bagXD and i'm really not sure what to do wtih the background... I tried different things, this came out the best but i think it could still be better. I fixed the things Edwin Lozano pointed out, the child is now bigger and i added "sale" banner to compensate for the hammer... Any comments are more than welcome!
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Charlene
Well, I really wasn't feeling the last idea so I went back to the drawing board. Here are some thumbnails of my new idea. What do you think and does anyone have any further suggestions perhaps of colour combinations and such. Which one do people like the best?
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Yasu Matsuoka
I love water paints and the idea of using a silhouette in a silhouette. I know it might be too late but possibly making the outer silhouette completely black and then making the inner silhouette a sunset sky would read more clear. Really great idea and composition!
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Pamela Dowie
Now that I have seen the palette next to the images, I would love to see the image forming from the splashes and merging of paint drips. Love the style!
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rokdem
I can't suggest anything you're asking but i can say, i like the left one (with orange body) the most. The form is very well visible, the lightning is well placed, adding the silhouette from the middle one would make it the best!
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Ian Rodrigues
Howdy! Nice to meet everyone! I rendered this lil' idea for a horror movie about a fear I used to have about falling asleep. (Wild, I know!) It would be lovely to have some fresh eyes double check if, the technical composition and the story within my composition makes sense. Cheers, and nice to meet everyone again!
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rokdem
This is hard to look at! The composition looks good, what i would point out is the blurred effect on the nose-more of that could make the piece even more scarry-thriller-dream-like. LIke the poster form "The Ring" with that semi-blurred circle... Just an idea;)
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Charlene
Wow disturbing! General composition seems ok to me.
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Edwin Lozano
this is my update ... I will work a bit more on some details ..but the general idea is there i think ... any feedback is welcomed . :)
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Kalp Bhavsar
That looks awesome man!!
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rokdem
Damn, you're fast! And it's looking great! Do you plan to take it to a more realistic render? I don't know what critisize... The colors look good, maybe the girl in the back could be more contrasted so she would pop out more but i'm not sure you'd want that. That electricity belt taht cuts through panda seems a bit distracting and not clear what it is. Trying to be helpful but lacking in knowledge, it's hard to say if something could be better much less explain how to make it soXD great job!
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Charlene
This looks wickedly fun!
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rokdem
Ok, so i had a handfull of ideas, but whatever idea i follow, i come to the parody genre. So the idea i'm going with is warcraft parody. I tried different poses and settled for the one i'm drawing-a warrior orc, living in a westernized orc clan, with his mate giving him shopping bags to hold so she can continue her shopping spree while their young is drawing hearts or something sweet on his war hammer. Any thoughts, suggestions, ideas?
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Edwin Lozano
it is an interesting idea ... I really like the interaction between characters ... but i'm not quite sure of the proportion of the kids ... they feel quite small .... and the strong diagonal of the hammer is too strong right now ... but other than that ..pretty nice :)
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Edwin Lozano
hey everyone ... here is what I have so far ..my life movie poster is based on a classical anime battle adventure. That s base on the premise "What will happen if your art can come to life?". In a world where there are special girls called muses who has the power to bring art to life that expels a certain special aura that can only be granted when the artist love and care for his art to a high degree ....one of these special girls believe in the art of the protagonist and choose him to be her guardian against malevolous entities that wants the power of the muses to rule and change the very nature of our world.  pretty basic. hahaha tell me what you think.
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rokdem
Hey, i have no problems connecting what you wrote with the second image (with panda in the background) while the first one is far less explainatory... So i'd vote for panda;)
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Amado Karim
Here’s what I have so far. The movie is a sort of detective thriller based around my family. This is basically what’s going on in my head, trying to put the pieces together. My father, who is an inspector, has gone missing.
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Charlene
I like it! It's a fascinating unique idea for a composition and the silhouette looks good! However, I do find the brown intrusion bits such as the chair, computer and lamp a bit distracting at the moment because they are coloured and the rest of the picture is black and white. I think the board should be coloured instead of those bits and pieces to draw attention to that. I also think more details on the paper, like a picture of the father and a map would make what you're illustrating a bit clearer.
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