Officially licensed 'Halloween' poster design, created for the 'Halloween' art book published by Printed In Blood.
Also available as an officially licensed print via PosterPosse. 18x 24 inches.
Halloween is an absolutely iconic and influential movie in the horror genre, and I was delighted at the opportunity to create some official work for it. There has been a lot of great Halloween art over the years, so I wanted to put my own spin on it. The angle I took was that of a retro B-movie horror poster, which was a lot of fun to execute.
The artwork was finalised and approved in late 2020, but due to delays brought on in part by the COVID pandemic release of the book wasn't until 2022. It's really interesting looking back over the piece after so long and seeing where my style has developed since.
Illustrated in Procreate on iPad Pro, with final assembly in Adobe Photoshop.
Above you can see my original thumbnail sketch. Hastily scribbled on Procreate to get a sense of the general shapes and structure of the piece. Alongside it is
Some of the reference images used: A production still of Michael Myers. A 3D hand model from the Handy app, with lighting adjusted to match. My own hand holding a kitchen knife.
Painted in Procreate on iPad Pro.
The Myers house.
As was the case with all of these elements, they were painted as a separate elements before being brought into the overall composition and finalised.
Detail of the autumn leaves element.
Exploration for the title design. I knew I wanted to approach it from a retro B-movie angle. At one point I considered a version of the films official logo before settling on what you see in the final artwork.
Hand lettered in Procreate.
Animated gif showcasing some of the design process.
Detail crop - Michael Myers
Detail crop - Laurie Strode
Detail crop - Myers House
Halloween Poster Illustration
Featured in "Halloween - Artbook" published by Printed In Blood and Titan Books
2020 - Created2022 - Published