Project Summary:

Monster Mesh - Movie Poster Project

    ●   Do you like movies?

    ●   Do you like to create art?

    ●   Are you ready for some fun?

    ●   Than look no further than the Epic Movie Poster Contest!


 

Artistic Guidelines


    ●   Your challenge is to Create a Poster for a Movie and to bring life films that don't actually exist!

    ●   All entries must contain the following:

Movie Title Tagline Actors Made-up Stage Names
Promotional Copy Ratings Monster
Everything your Fake Monster Movie Needs!

    ●   The poster cannot contain images or names of actual celebrities, company or studio names, logos or other copyrighted material.


No Pictures - These are fake films! You can use Reference Images from the internet but they must be Rendered on in Illustrator on the Computer and Modified by 90%

No Nudity - Sexy is okay, nudity is not.

No Extreme Violence/Gore - Blood is okay, just keep it school appropriate.


    ●   All artwork should abide by the following qualifications:

    ●  The movie title should be the most prominent text at a minimum of 1” height for at least the initial letter of each word.

The poster must be an original piece created for this contest


The size of the poster must be 18”x 24”


Resolution at least 150 DPI


Images Embedded and Text Outlined


    ●   Text and Font are Very Important! Choose them carefully. Typography should match the symbolic meaning behind the content of the artwork.


    ●   Artist(s) may be identified in the lower portion of the image with text no larger than 1/4” height.

    ●  An entry may be disqualified if it omits any of the requirements.


The Project Happens in 3 Parts:

Part #1: Pick a Monster ~

You will be assigned a monster to draw.

Summary Description

Adaro

Origin: Solomon Islands

Category: Shape-Shifter

 

    ●   A malevolent sea-spirit in the shape of a fish-man, a man with tail fins on his feet and gills behind his ears. He has a horn like a shark's back fin and a pike on his head like a swordfish or sawfish.

    ●   They travel to earth on rainbows. They live in waterspouts and they shoot flying fish, causing unconsciousness and sometimes death.

 

Ahuizotl

 

Origin: Aztec

 

Category: Demon

 

    ●   Half human and half monkey, with a hand coming out of the end of its tail.

    ●   The Ahuizotl is greatly feared as an eater of human flesh, and it particularly likes eyes, teeth and nails

    ●   Has a monkey/ape-like head with large dark eyes, has bat-like wings, can fly, has large claws on its hands and a body covered in fur.

    ●   Sometimes it cries and when people come near it to see what is wrong, it grabs them with it’s tail.

    ●   The Ahuizotl is said to live in the trees of deepest rainforests.

Alkonost
Origin: RussiaCategory:
Shape-Shifter


    ●   A creature with the body of a bird but the head and torso of a beautiful woman.


    ●   It makes sounds that are amazingly beautiful, and those who hear these sounds forget everything they know and want nothing more ever again.


Ammut


Origin: Egypt


Category: Demon


    ●   A formidable deity that guards the Hall of Ma'at and watches for bad souls.

    ●   Ammut is depicted with the head of a crocodile, and the body of a Human.

    ●   Ma'at was regarded as the personification of the principles of truth and justice. The hearts of those who failed the test were given to Ammut to devour, and their souls were not permitted to enter Aaru, having to be restless forever - dying a second time.

Anthropophagus

Origin: England

Category: Legendary Race of Humanoids


    ●   Cannibalistic humanoid creatures with no heads - a mouth in their chest - eyes on their shoulders - their lack of a nose allows them to eat human flesh without gagging.

    ●   They were made popular by William Shakespeare in Merry Wives of Windsor (1602) and Othello (1605), but were part of English lore before that.

AnkouOrigin: BrittanyCategory: Psychopomp


    ●   A combination of a Fairy and the Grim Reaper, he collects the souls of the dead and aids them on their journey to the next world, pulling them in his old rickety cart.

Argus

Origin: Greece

Category: Giant


    ●   Ancient Greek giant with hundred eyes all over his body and even when the others were closed, two stayed open and were watchful.

    ●   He killed the horrible Echinda in her sleep. Hermes eventually charmed him to sleep and cut off his head. Hera took his eyes and placed them in the tail of the peacock.

Asoon Puksa

Origin: Asia

Category: Flying Monster


    ●   A bird-based creature which has the upper body of a human and the lower (from torso down) body of a bird or ostridge.

    ●   Believed to be carnivorous in nature due to its human characteristics, the creature is able to fly at great great speed and prey on large animals such as deer, horses, and even humans.


Bai Ze

Origin: China

Category: Fabled Beast


    ●   A fantastic beast which is said to advise only virtuous kings, Bai Ze is like a massive lion, and can be distinguished by the presence of single or double horns.

    ●   It is usually considered to be quite intelligent and well-read. According to the legend, Bai Ze was encountered by the Yellow Emperor while he was on patrol in the East.

    ●   The creature sometimes wore a crown, could talk, and only visited the greatest and most auspicious of rulers.


Buraq

Origin: Persia

Category: Fabled Beast


    ●   A creature from Persian iconography that has the head of a man and the body of a winged horse.

    ●   In the 7th century, the Buraq carried the Islamic prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem and back during the Isra and Mi'raj or "Night Journey", which is the title of one of the chapters of the Quran.

Bunyip

Origin: Australia

Category: Water Monster


    ●   Aboriginal tribes give a visual description of the creature saying it looks like a huge furry half-human beast with a beak like a bird and a horse-like tail.

    ●   The Aborigine's fear of Bunyip can probably be traced back to a known aquatic man-killer, the saltwater crocodile. The Bunyip has a loud bellowing cry terrifies the aborigines.


Cadborosaurus

Origin: Western Canada

Category: Water Monster


    ●   A sea serpent reported to be living on the Pacific Coast of North America. It has vertical coils or humps in tandem behind the horse-like head and long neck, with a pair of small front flippers, and a pair of large webbed hind flippers fused to form a large fan-like tail region that provides powerful forward propulsion.

    ●   The creature is similar in behavior to the Loch Ness monster.

    ●   She takes form as a whirlpool - swallows huge amounts of water twice a day and causes the ocean tides.

Cerberus

Origin: Greece

Category: Psychopomp

    ●   The guardian hound of Hades (the Greek Underworld). He was represented as a grotesque dog who had three heads, all of which snarled at those foolish enough to attempt to leave the Underworld.

    ●   The center head was in the shape of a lion, while the other two were in the shape of a dog and a wolf, respectively. He also had a dragon's tail and a thick mane of writhing snakes.

Chiang-shih

Origin: Greece

Category: Sea/ Lake Monster Mesh


    ●   Zombie-like reanimated corpse that hops around, killing living creatures to absorb the life essence (qì) from their victims.

    ●   They have a hideous green phosphorescent glow, with serrated teeth, long talons and have very dark circles under their eyes.

    ●   The Chiang-Shih were not known to rise from the grave, so their transformation had to take place prior to burial.

Chemosit
or
Nandi Bear

Origin: Kenya

Category: Cryptid


    ●   The body of a bear with the chest, arms, and head of a great ape.

    ●   It has long reddish or yellow hair, short broad tail, sometimes going on four legs, sometimes on two. The claws and teeth are supposed to be very sharp.

    ●   It is a nocturnal animal and is said to attack humans only on dark moonless nights. It has been said to prey upon the children and natives from the villages.

    ●   It is said to be as comfortable on the tree tops as it is on the ground.

Cuegle

Origin: Spain

Category: Fabled Beast

    ●   Walking on two legs and roughly humanoid in shape, it has black skin, 4 arms, a single stubby horn and three eyes in its head: one green, one red, and one blue.

    ●   The cuegle attacks people and is reputed to steal babies from the cradle. It may be protected against by placing mistletoe or holly oak leaves, which it finds repulsive, in the cradle.

Deer Woman

Origin: Mongolia

Category: Cryptid

    ●   A young maiden who is said to have all the features of a normal young woman save for her legs and feet which are shaped like deer hooves and her eyes which are like brown deer's eyes.

    ●   Some descriptions assign her a human female upper body and the lower body of a white-tailed deer.

    ●   The Deer Woman lures to men into her presence and notice too late that she is not a natural woman and are stomped to death.

EncantadoOrigin: BrazilCategory: Shape-Shifter


    ●   River-dwelling humans with long-beaked freshwater dolphins heads.

 

    ●   Pale-skinned and graceful, an encantado will always have a bald spot on the top of its head where its dolphin blowhole remains.

FomorianOrigin: IrelandCategory: Legendary Race of Humanoids


    ●   A humanoid creature described as having a single eye, a rooster-like crest, and is so frightening that it induces heart attacks.


    ●   They are ill-tempered and very stupid.

Garuda

Origin: India

Category: Fabled Beast

    ●   A large mythical bird or bird-like creature that appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology. He has a human body of gold, wings, and an eagle's beak.

    ●   He is ancient and huge, and can block out the sun. The exact size of the Garuda is uncertain, but its wings are said to have a span of many miles. Worship of Garuda is believed to remove the effects of poisons from one's body.

GriffinOrigin: GreeceCategory: Fabled Beast


    ●   A legendary creature with the head, beak and wings of an eagle, the body of a lion and occasionally the tail of a serpent.

    ●   Griffins lived in groups ranging from 5 to 25 or 30 members. The group lived in a hierarchy very similar to modern day lions.

Harpy

Origin: Greek and Roman

Category: Fabled Beast


    ●   A female monster in the form of a bird with a human head and torso.

    ●   They steal food from their victims while they are eating and carry evildoers (especially those who have killed their family) to the Erinyes.

    ●   They seem originally to have been wind spirits.

Kludde

Origin: Belgium

Category: Shape-Shifter


    ●   Kludde usually appears in the shape of a monstrous black cat with the head of a horrible black bird like a Raven’s head.

    ●   It is said to hide in the twilight of dawn and sunset and attacks innocent travelers. Travelers would listened for the only sound which betrays that Kludde is in the vicinity: the rattling of the chains with which the spirit is covered.


La Chusa

Origin: Mexico

Category: Shape-Shifter


    ●   A winged human female with the wings of an owl that takes people's souls away when they are going to die.

    ●   If you whistle, and La Chusa returns the call, according to the myth death is near. You would know she was near from the sounds of her huge wings beating on a nearby window.

    ●   If La Chusa could be captured and see the sun rise she would evolve into a beautiful young woman.

Langsuir

Origin: Malaysia

Category: Shape-Shifter


    ●   A vampire that originates from women who were sick as a result of suffering the death of their children, and who themselves died afterwards, the Langsuir appears as a woman with long claws and flying black hair.

    ●   The Langsuir also sucks the blood of living infants with long teeth.

Makara

Origin: India

Category: Sea/ Lake Monster


    ●   A fabulous beast in Hindu mythology with the body of a horse and the head of an elephant or crocodile. It also has the scales of a fish.

    ●   In astrology, the Makara corresponds to the western astrological sign of Capricorn.

Mama Dlo

Origin: Trinidad & Tobago

Category: Shape-Shifter

    ●   A hideous half woman/half snake creature, her lower half takes the form of an anaconda. Old hunters tell stories of hearing a loud, cracking sound which is said to be the sound made by her tail as she snaps it on the surface of a mountain pool or a still lagoon.

    ●   Mortal men who commit crimes against the forest, like burning down trees or indiscriminately putting animals to death or fouling the rivers could find themselves married to her for life, both this one and the one to follow.


Manticore


Origin: Persia


Category: Fabled Beast


    ●   It has the body of a red lion, the face and ears of a blue eyes human and a tail ending in a sting like that of a scorpion.

    ●   It has three rows of razor-sharp teeth and poisoned spines along the tail could be shot, like arrows in any direction.

    ●   The monster stalks through the forest in search of humans. Upon an encounter with a human, the manticore fires darts at the victim, who dies immediately.

    ●   This unfortunate person is eaten completely, even the bones, clothing, and possessions.

Minotaur

Origin: Greek

Category: Legendary Humanoid


    ●   A creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man.  The Roman poet Ovid described it as "part man and part bull."

    ●   He lives at the center of the Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete.

    ●  The Minotaur was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus.

Mushussu

Origin: Babylonia

Category: Cryptid


    ●   A dragon that guards the Ishtar Gate, Muhussu is a scaly dragon with legs like an eagle's talons or a clawed bird.

    ●   Its tail ends with a poisonous stinger. It also has a long neck and tail, a horned head, a snake like tongue and a crest.

Siren

Origin: Greek

Category: Fairy Creature

    ●   Siren is a mythological creature with the head and chest of a beautiful woman and the body of a bird (usually an owl).

    ●   According to myth, the Sirins lived "in Indian lands" near Eden or around the Euphrates River and sang beautiful songs to the saints, foretelling the joys of heaven. 

    ●   These half-women half-birds were dangerous, however. Mortal men who heard them would forget everything on earth, follow them, and ultimately die.

Scorpion Man

Origin: Babylonian

Category: Fabled Beast

    ●   The Scorpion Men are described to have the head, torso, and arms of a man and the body of a scorpion.

    ●   In the Epic of Gilgamesh, they stand guard outside the gates of the sun god Shamash.

    ●   They open the doors for Shamash as he travels out each day, and close the doors after him when he returns to the underworld at night.

Sphinx

Origin: Egypt

Category: Fabled Beast


    ●   The Sphinx has the haunches of a lion, with the wings of a great bird, and the face of a human.

    ●   It is treacherous and merciless. Those who cannot answer its riddle are killed and eaten by this ravenous monster.

Tikbalang

Origin: Philippines

Category: Shape-Shifter

    ●  A creature said to lurk in the mountains and forests, it has the head of a human and the feet of a horse.

    ●  It can transform itself into human form. It may assume the form of someone a victim may be acquainted with, such as a close relative, and imitate their exact voice and mannerisms. At this point, the tikbalang is said to ask the victim to follow it into the woods. The traveler, believing the creature to be someone he knows, will do so willingly and end up getting even more lost, sometimes never to be seen again.


Zhulong
Origin: ChinaCategory: Cryptid


    ●  It has a human's face and snake's body.

    ●  It creates day and night by opening and closing its eyes, and created seasonal winds by breathing.

Thanks to monstropedia.org, wikipedia.org, windlegends.org, nhsdesigns.org, Wikipedia,


• However, there ARE Other Kinds of Movies!

 If you're monster doesn't work out, here is a list of other movie genres to choose from: - Action - Adventure - Comedy - Documentary - Fantasy - Horror - Musical - Mystery - Romance - SciFi - War - Western - etc.

Click here to find more genres: http://www.createyourscreenplay.com/genrechart.htm


Part #2: Sketch your Design ~

Design Always Begins with Paper and Pencil

  •   The purpose of a Movie Poster is to tell a story - quickly and completely as possible.

  •   Sketch your monster, its environment, the Title of your Movie, Fictitious Actors, and your Tagline on Paper - first.

  •   The Title and Tagline should summarize the plot, tone and theme of film, like: "Aliens - In Space, no one can hear you Scream."

  •   The images and content must contain an allegorical reference to the meaning or message of the movie:

  •   In other words, if your movie is called "The Storm," your images and content better reference some kind of storm!

  •   Your drawings will be graded using this rubric

  •   Xtra Credit - Draw several version of your ideas.


Last Part: The Final Product ~

Your final Computer-generated image must be:

• An original composition, including all text and imagery, and modified by at least 90%.

• Use all the tools and techniques you've learned so far:

Shading - Filters - Hierarchy - Gradients - Symmetry - Color - Quality!

Digital Art and Design

ALWAYS save your projects using the following naming convention:
FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME

DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.

NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.



Other People's Work:

These are examples created by students following this project.

                                         

New Project "Monster Mesh" Begins Today

Digital Art and Design

New Project "Monster Mesh - Movie Poster Project" Begins Today   ~ 

Introduce this PBL project by reading the Entry Document with the Class - Movie Poster Design …

Reflection Journal - Attach the previous project to your portfolio and reflect upon what you have learned from it.

Begin Sketching Your Monster Ideas and your Poster Layout on the Graphic Organizer …

Tutorial #1 - Create an Unholy Creature in Ps - Not Due Today - Get Started Now.

Tutorial #2 - Mountains & Clouds Background in Ps - Not Due Today - Get Started Now.


Day #2: Monster Mesh Movie Poster Project ~

Digital Art and Design

Day #2: Monster Mesh - Movie Poster Project  ~ 

Journal - Visual Hierarchy - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt. ~ OR ~

Daily Journal - Movie Poster Sketch - What do you dislike? Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Continue your sketch of your poster! It must be colored with backgrounds …

Tutorial #1 - Create an Unholy Creature in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Mountains & Clouds Background in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Zombie in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

workshop - Masking in Photoshop - Open this Workshop Example and demonstrate.


Day #3: Monster Mesh - Movie Poster Project ~

Digital Art and Design

Day #3: Monster Mesh - Movie Poster Project   ~ 

Daily Journal - Movie Poster - What do you dislike? Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt. ~ OR ~

Daily Journal - Basic Human Fears - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Tutorial #1 - Rays of Light in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Planet in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Alien in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

Sketch Due Tomorrow - You Need EVERYTHING ON YOUR SKETCH!

workshop- http://www.slashfilm.com/orangeblue-contrast-in-movie-posters/

workshop - Movie Title Generator or go to Google and type in Movie Title Generator


Day #4: Monster Mesh - Movie Poster Project ~

Digital Art and Design

Day #4: Monster Mesh - Movie Poster Project  ~ 

Daily Journal - Example Movie Poster Drawing - What do you dislike? Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt. ~ OR ~

Daily Journal - Your Basic Fears - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Tutorial #1 - Basic Line Art using the Pencil Tool in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Landscape in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Planet in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

Sketch Due Tomorrow - You Need EVERYTHING ON YOUR SKETCH!

workshop - Review Font Presentation.


Day #5: Monster Mesh - Movie Poster Project ~

Digital Art and Design

Day #5: Monster Mesh - Movie Poster Project  ~ 

Daily Journal - Monster Background - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt. ~ OR ~

Daily Journal - Masking Workshop Journal - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Tutorial #1 - Basic Line Art using the Pencil Tool in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Horror Text in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Bug Eyes in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #4 - Blend Text in Ai -  Attach by Due Date.

Sketch Due Now! - Complete your sketch with Monsters, taglines, titles, colors - everything.


Day #6: Monster Mesh - Movie Poster Project ~

Digital Art and Design

Day #6: Monster Mesh - Movie Poster Project  ~ 

Daily Journal - Conflict - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Tutorial #1 - Brush Libraries in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Horror Text - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Generate a Tag Line and apply this tutorial to it - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #4 - 3D Superhero Text in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

WORKSHOP - I have my sketch, what now?  You outline your scan like this.


Day #7: Monster Mesh - Movie Poster Project ~

Digital Art and Design

Day #7: Monster Mesh - Movie Poster Project   ~ 

Daily Journal - Taglines - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Tutorial #1 - Horror Text - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Landscape in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Movie Credit Font - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #4 - Add Color to your Line Art in Ai - Attach by Due Date

What do I do Now? Click for an example.

workshop - Movie Title Generator or go to Google and type in Movie Title Generator


Day #8: Monster Mesh - Movie Poster Project ~

Digital Art and Design

Day #8: Monster Mesh - Movie Poster Project  ~ 

Daily Journal - Several Versions Poster - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Tutorial #1 - Image Trace in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2- Brush Libraries -  Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Vector Eyes in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #4 - Envelope Distort in .ai - Attach by Due Date.

Click for an example.  DUE IN 3 Days!

WORKSHOP - Ratings and Credit Text - Your posters need Ratings and Credits!

OR

  •   workshop - Peer Edit Critiques.


Day #9: Monster Mesh - Movie Poster Project ~

Digital Art and Design

Day #9: Monster Mesh - Movie Poster Project  ~ 

Daily Journal - Your Design? Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Tutorial #1 - 3D Text - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Brushes & Backgrounds in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Alien in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

Task #1 - Movie Credit Font - Nothing To Attach - Just Do It!

Tutorial #4 - Envelope Distort in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Continue customizing your work.  DUE IN 2 DAYS!

WORKSHOP - Ratings and Credit Text - Your posters need Ratings and Credits!

OR

  •   workshop - Peer Edit Critiques.


Day #10: Monster Mesh - Movie Poster Project ~

Digital Art and Design

Day #10: Monster Mesh - Movie Poster Project  ~ 

Daily Journal - Info Graphic Movie posters? Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Tutorial #1 - Swirls and Vines in Ai- Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Envelope Distort in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Task #1 - Movie Credit Font - Nothing To Attach - Just Do It!

Continue customizing your work.  DUE TOMORROW!

workshop- http://www.slashfilm.com/orangeblue-contrast-in-movie-posters/

OR

  •   workshop - Peer Edit Critiques.


Day #11: Monster Mesh ~

Digital Art and Design

Day #11: Monster Mesh   ~ 

Daily Journal - What's Wrong? Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Tutorial #1 - Image Trace in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Task #1 - Movie Credit Font - Nothing To Attach - Just Do It!

Continue customizing your work.  DUE TODAY!

Workshop - Click for an example.

OR

  •   workshop - Peer Edit Critiques.



Day #12: Monster Mesh ~

Digital Art and Design

Day #12: Monster Mesh   ~ 

Daily Journal - Your Best Work - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Tutorial #1 - Planet in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Landscape Background in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

  •   workshop - Peer Edit Critiques.


Day #13: Monster Mesh ~

Digital Art and Design

Day #13: Monster Mesh   ~ 

Daily Journal - Taglines - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Tutorial #1- Pegasus in Ps- Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Brushes & Backgrounds in Ps- Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Envelope Distort in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

  •   workshop - Try Multiple Backgrounds!


Day #14: Monster Mesh ~

Digital Art and Design

Day #14: Monster Mesh   ~ 

Daily Journal - Name Your Work - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Tutorial #1- Snake in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Dot Art in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

  •   workshop - ?


Day #15: Monster Mesh ~

Digital Art and Design

Day #15: Monster Mesh   ~ 

Daily Journal - Taglines - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Tutorial #1- Wings in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Dot Art in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

  •   workshop - ?