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'Instruments of Evil' B-movie Poster by Huwman 'Instruments of Evil' B-movie Poster by Huwman
Digital painting is not really my "thing" but, for better or worse, here is the poster for our movie, "Instruments of Evil". This low-budget, cheesy fantasy/horror/comedy will be in (very) limited theatrical release and available on DVD within the next few months. If you would like to learn more, please "like" our facebook page:  www.facebook.com/instrumentsof…

Painted in Photoshop over traditional pencils, which can be seen here: huwman.deviantart.com/art/Roug…

Thank you for looking!
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:iconreinelart:
ReinelArt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool. Dig the title text a lot. I always like seeing folds and creases on 'aged' stuff. 
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Professional
Thanks a lot!
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naha-def Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I think you did a pretty good job with this.  It doesn't feel particularly digital, except in the textures on the borders (I do something similar at times, so it's easier to spot). You should feel pretty good about how well you managed to approximate things.
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Huwman Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Professional
Thanks! So, just to be clear, when you say "borders", do you mean the edge of the yellow area with the main title, or the old paper border around the whole poster?
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naha-def Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
The paper effect.  I think that's really hard to do digitally without simply photographing old paper and layering it in.  Another trick is using the Photoshop "match colour" adjustment to layer a town on the whole of the pages colour to make the main image match the tone of the 'paper.'

It's not something to worry about over all.  It would take a very anal retentive person like myself to even notice ;) 
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Professional
Heh, heh. That is actually just the back of an old punk rock poster of mine from the '80s, scanned and put on a "multiply" layer. I am much too lazy to create those effects any other way. Maybe the reason that effect looks painted in places (which I think is what you're saying) is I did not close the lid of the scanner tightly because that flattened out the folds, etc., too much, so some areas are slightly raised up from the glass which makes them a little out of focus. Maybe that makes it look airbrushed? But it is really just an actual old, folded, ripped piece of paper.
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:iconnaha-def:
naha-def Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, probably a photo of it instead of a scan would make a difference, but really, it's not a big deal.  Good work!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional
Thanks. I think I will also release a "clean" version without the aging and distressing.
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:iconreinelart:
ReinelArt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
When I'm doing grindhouse or exploitation movie type posters, one of my little tricks is to keep duplicating layers of the 'aged' effect, multiplying 'em at different percentages on top of each other, with different level and color adjustments for each until I achieve a truly fucked up look. Then I'll go in with the dodge and burn tools and sharpen or blow out and blur details to give it an overall photographic effect. Sometimes it takes a while, other times the magic happens right away.
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Huwman Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Professional
Yes, absolutely right. Setting some layers to "multiply",  some to "lighten", and some to "darken", and then adjusting them individually, allows you to do almost anything. I also often go in and cheat a bit by gently masking out most of the aging on places I don't want to mess up too much, like faces, etc. Distressing stuff is really fun!
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Maestro74 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
cool stuff :)
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Professional
Thank you!
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azltron Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016
Nice work dude!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Professional
Thanks a lot!
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TimTheScarecrow Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016
awesome! be sure to let us know when that DVD is a purchasable thing!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Professional
Thank you! Yes, you won't be able to shut me up about it once it's available. The Facebook page is probably the best way to get updates, but I'll likely be blabbing about it on here, too!
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TimTheScarecrow Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016
Yuss! Ive been thinking bout turning my eyecat shirt into a back patch for a jacket cuz its getting a little slim on me. Hopefully ill be able to have a nice B-Movie to show people when they ask about the patch.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Professional
We are hoping to have DVDs available in July and we will be telling everyone, for sure!
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Crazy-Luna Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
It looks great! I can't wait to see the finalized movies.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Professional
Thanks! It's kind of a secret so keep it quiet, but it looks like the screening will be at the Broadway 9:00pm, Saturday, July 23rd. We should have DVDs available by then, too.
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ElectricGecko Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
Wonderfully trashy.  Feels very authentic too.  I'm pretty sure I remember seeing box art very, very similar to this on the VHS-filled shelves of a sleazy local video store a long, long time ago.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Professional
Thanks a lot. Strangely enough "trashy" and "sleazy" are the perfect compliments in this case!
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ElectricGecko Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016
Which is why I felt free tossing around those words.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Professional
Context is everything. Now if I told my wife that's how she looked ... :O
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Edited Feb 24, 2016   General Artist
Egads!  You went and did it.  Congratulations.  I remember when you told me about this oh! so long ago.  
The poster looks great.  I think it made the most of the pencils.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Professional
Many thanks!
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:iconthehorribleman:
thehorribleman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
This is a lot of fun, it's interesting to see your work without your distinctive inks. Do you think you'll do more stuff in this process? 
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Professional
Thanks! I guess I will occasionally employ this style since it's required for movie posters. I've actually always wanted to do a series of totally fake posters for non-existent B-movies and my usual style just doesn't seem right for that. I'm s-o-o-o slow at painting but maybe I'd speed up if I did it more. A Cintiq would help too so I'd better save my pennies!
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thehorribleman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
I don't know what you are using now but you might consider a Yiynova as an affordable alternative. I use one and I love it. I've used Cintiq and i honestly don't think I'm missing much(if any) performance and I saved myself a bunch of money. I also bought mine from Panda City and they are a great company to buy from. They have wonderful customer service and they sent me a gift on Christmas.   
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Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Professional
Hmmm. Interesting. It definitely wouldn't have to be a Cintiq; I just want one where I can see where my hand is drawing. Right now I'm using an old Wacom where I'm drawing in one spot and looking up at the screen in a different spot, and I just don't think I'll ever get the hang of that.
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thehorribleman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
I used one like that for a while and there was a steep comfort curve with the no-look Wacom. There is some weirdness with the Yiynova since you are basically drawing on glass, but I got used to pretty quickly. I will always always prefer paper but I've come to love drawing on my Yiynova. 
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Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Professional
I'm going to look into it ... possibly, literally! Thanks.
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leothefox Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016   General Artist
:iconlarockplz: It's that Chuck Berry and his devil's music! :iconlabeatplz: 
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Professional
Heh, heh. Yep, and we love it! Thanks for the fave.
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:iconleothefox:
leothefox Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016   General Artist
Put your fingers in the air Indeed we do! My Dork Dance My pleasure, buddy! I say Dance 
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MTCarpenter Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Nice stuff. The colors work well together.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Professional
Thank you very much!
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:iconpaintmarvels:
paintmarvels Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great Job as always master!!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Professional
Thanks a lot!
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:iconphraught:
phraught Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man!  This movie's got EVERYTHING!  

And the poser is great!!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Professional
Haha. It is pretty mental. Thanks!
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:iconphraught:
phraught Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean really - gore, nudity, drugs, profanity, and rock and roll??  !!!    I'm keeping an eye on this!
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Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Professional
That's in the first 5 minutes or so! Now, no pressure or anything but if you would be interested in updates, liking the Facebook page is by far the best way to go.
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:iconphraught:
phraught Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Already done that!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Professional
Oh, that's great. Thank you!
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:iconcrowbrandon:
crowbrandon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
great poster man!!!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Professional
Thanks a lot!
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dalgoda7 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, don't sell yourself short, that's pretty good digital paint - you've got the 'look' that I think you were going for.
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Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Professional
Thanks, man. Yeah, that's the saving grace: it's SUPPOSED to look like a badly hacked out B-movie poster/painting ... and it does! Haha. Seriously, this took me the better part of 3 weeks; ridiculous! Anyhow, glad you like it.
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dalgoda7 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also, I envy your painting/coloring skill - I do *not* have the patience for it.  The most I do is experiment with coloring tiny sketch cards from time to time.  In 3 weeks, I expect to finish 3 11x17 black and white pages!  If I colored stuff, I would soon quit.
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