Composition: animal poster


Have you ever wondered how to design a balanced and dynamic poster? Now is your chance.

Your mission: Design a graphic style poster with balance and unity.
The basics:
Principles of design: The guiding principles that artists rely on when developing harmonious compositions. They include Proportion, Balance, Unity, Emphasis, and Rhythm.
Rule of Thirds: A system of proportion used by artists to divide up space in order to locate aesthetically pleasing focal points within a two-dimensional area.
Feeling creative? Good. Get started  

To make your poster a success, consider these critical design criteria:

  • Goal: create a well–designed poster with careful consideration regarding balance and unity
  • Techniques to be used: experiment with focal points and a reduced color palate to create a dynamic poster

Gather your materials

Software: Do you already have SketchBook® Express? If yes, you can skip this step. If no, download and install the software first.
Guides: This final package includes the step-by-step videos that will show you how to bring your design to life. Download video tutorials or watch them online.
Share design files: Download Autodesk 360 to share, edit, and view design files with your teacher and classmates. Includes 5GB of free cloud storage.
Learn more about the creative design process.

Make your poster

Follow the guides you downloaded in step 2, or watch them online to design your graphic animal poster. When you are done, share your design in the gallery.
See how it's done.
Composition: animal poster
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Level: Beginner
Time: 1-5 hours