She’s Gotta Have It Poster
April 22, 2011
This year is the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It”.
I’ve been wanting to get into freelance film poster illustration since doing my For Colored Girls poster.
So, I decided to do a quick painting of Nola Darling, and create my own 25th anniversary “She’s Gotta Have It” poster:
I painted Nola Darling on canvas, leaving a lot of white space for the text, which I added later in Photoshop.
Once in Photoshop, I played around with making the painting black and white – which I actually ended up liking better. lol.
This is the painting as it stands alone. I wanted more visible brush strokes, a more painterly look, but it ended up a little less like that:
And a detail: