For this assignment, we are told that we were hired by Joe Wright to make a poster for his new movie, Pan. It tells the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical place called Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny – to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. This is the Peter Pan origin story.
I came up with three sketch ideas for this. The top-left in the above image is of Pan looking out over Neverland, with the thoughts of his colleagues and enemies floating around him. The top-right sketch is supposed to represent the characters being caught together en route to Neverland. The bottom-right is the iconic Peter Pan hat resting in a black backdrop, sort of as a teaser poster with the icon in the center (imagine the poster where the hat is replaced with other icons: Thor’s hammer, Captain America’s shield, the Starfleet logo from Star Trek, etc.).
I finally settled on the top-left idea, Pan overlooking Neverland with afterthoughts of other characters. Much of the inspiration for the poster came from this poster for Thor, with the characters in the background as afterthoughts while the character reflects on the past events.
Here is my finished poster. It took about two weeks to finish sketch-to-post, with the bulk of the time spent combining images. Below is the mastery mission product, where we had to insert ourselves to the project.