Phew. Comic book fans can rejoice. Captain America: Civil War is getting a much better reception (92% on Rotten Tomatoes) than the recent Batman vs. Superman movie (a dismal 28%). Whether you’re on Team Marvel or Team DC, the continued success of superhero movies as their own colossal genre means they’ll just keep making them. As they make them, they need art for their movie posters.
If you’re a fan of movie poster art, you should probably check out Alternative Movie Posters, a site that collects all kinds of fan art created in worship of movies. As you might imagine, some of their strongest showings of art are around science fiction, fantasy, and movies that originally came out of comic books. There’s quite a nice collection of Avengers movie poster art on the site that includes one of our favorite artists, Paul Shipper. They feature the Avengers poster he made for Comic Con.
Paul is known for his photorealistic movie posters, and the release of the new Captain America movie made us nostalgic for the time he drew that poster. What was particularly great about the poster (aside from how lovely the art is) was that he made it on the first generation of our SketchBook mobile app. That means he drew this on a first generation iPad without a pressure-sensitive stylus in SketchBook version 2.1. Impressive stuff.
In celebration of the release of Captain America Civil War, we thought it’d be nice to rewind the clock and give it another look. Here’s some in-progress shots, along with Paul’s original thoughts on the piece:
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Follow Paul to see more of his amazing movie posters (from Buckaroo Banzai to Star Wars) over on Twitter and Instagram. Or go check out his personal site. Or, watch this nice collection of some of his sketches: