Designing a Poster for Kingston Art Show

Updated: Jun 9, 2019

Final Invitation Design

Hello, my name is Christo. I'm 10 and I have been coming to SketchBetter's Art Club since I was 7 years old. It's my favourite time of the week. I was really happy when Kate asked me to design the poster for the SketchBetter Summer Art Show in July, as I’ve never done anything like that before. 

At half term, I went to Kew Gardens. I saw all the colourful flowers and thought that I could use those colours for the poster. And in my geography lesson a few weeks before that, we were learning about Russia and I did a detailed pencil drawing of the famous church in St. Petersburg. I was really happy with that picture, so I had the idea to redraw it, but in colour. 

St. Petersburg Cathedral, in pencil and oil pastel.

I didn’t want to use pens or pencils because I always use them and I wanted to use something different. I went through all the art drawers in my house and decided on oil pastels. I really like working in oil pastels because they’re really smooth and the colours are really bold and vibrant, which I thought would make the poster eye catching. I also did a separate little penguin drawing which I wanted to add to the picture as I really love penguins. 

Final A3 Poster Design

At the beginning, the picture looked quite smudgy from the oil pastels, so I asked my mum to clean it up a little in photoshop. We then looked through lots of different fonts and added all the writing. I added the cloud behind the writing to make the words stand out more. I also snuck the penguin into the picture. 

I’m really pleased with how the poster has come out as I think it appeals to lots of different people and I want people to notice it so they come to the show!

Thanks for reading and I hope you can make it to the Summer Art Show.

By Christo, age 10.

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