Stranger Things Compilation Poster
After seeing the last trailer for Season Four of Stranger Things, I was inspired to take another stab at a movie poster design as I did back in 2017. I wanted to include elements of all four seasons to visually tie the story together in a nice bow, so I sketched a rough composition and then created a collage of photos in Photoshop to base my drawing on. I then imported that into Procreate and did a black and white sketch based off of it. After that, I used a round brush at a low opacity to build up colors, starting with the lighter areas first. A colored pencil-like brush was used to add details, then the drawing was imported into Photoshop for color and value adjustments as well as things like lens flares and titles. It was a challenge to get this done before the release of Season Four as I had intended, since that happened to align with finals at my school. Thankfully, I managed to get it done just in time!
This is the initial rough sketch I did while brainstorming. I liked the idea of showing the evolution of Eleven by having multiple versions as well as showing the passage of time in a clockwise motion (echoing the clock at the top) starting at the bottom left with season one. Finally, I decided to have the main villain of the final season looming in the top center as well as the two main villains of past seasons at the top left and right.