I recently completed this poster for Waubonsie’s spring musical. The challenge was to pay homage to the original broadway poster without totally plagiarizing it. So, I began with a pencil sketch of girl and title lettering, then scanned it and built a vector graphic. I must give kudos to my student, Brett, who did most of the grunt work, creating the vector version over top of my drawing. We worked together with our “art director,” aka the theater director, to figure out the rest of the layout. At one point we had 4 artboards going in Adobe Illustrator. The nice thing about that program is that once you’ve created your vector graphic, it’s simply a matter of drag, drop, click, to change colors and rearrange the layout. It was a busy poster (more text than usual to incorporate), but we simplified as much as possible and are happy with the result.