Vector Illustration for Film

A course by Wes Art Studio , Illustrator and Graphic Designer

Illustrator and Graphic Designer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined August 2016

Learn how to create film posters using digital illustration techniques

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (198)
  • 3514 students

Learn how to create film posters using digital illustration techniques

A course by Wes Art Studio

Posters and billboards are capable of narrating and encapsulating a story that captures the viewer’s undivided attention. Miguel Ángel González—graphic designer, illustrator, and art director—has produced advertising work for major international brands and has participated in art exhibitions on a worldwide scale, however, some of his most passionate work involves creating illustrated tributes related to music and pop culture, creating posters that combine beauty and narrative capable of connecting with an audience instantaneously.

In this course, learn how to illustrate a film poster using vector illustrations. Alongside Miguel Ángel, develop a visual idea or concept, starting with the sketch, working up to the final illustration, using photo references. Learn to outline your vector illustrations using a vintage comic style to fill your work with textures, as well as learning how to prepare your work for screen printing.

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What will you learn in this online course?

24 lessons & 10 downloads

Creating compositions 1
19 minutes, 47 seconds
Creating compositions 2
13 minutes, 18 seconds
Finding the final sketch 1
12 minutes, 54 seconds
Defining colors
7 minutes, 11 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (198)
  • 3514 students
  • 24 lessons (5h 5m)
  • 10 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a vector poster for a film. Miguel Ángel creates a commemorative illustration for Back to the Future, but you can choose any theme you want.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

The course is for creative minds that want to learn how to work with illustrated posters or learn a new vector illustration technique.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need basic Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills, a computer with both software installed, and a graphics tablet.


3514 Students
198 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Wes Art Studio

A course by Wes Art Studio

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Illustrator and Graphic Designer

Miguel Ángel González is a Mexican graphic designer and illustrator specialized in vector illustration. He’s currently the art director of his own advertising agency Devórame Otra Vez, and since 2008, also the leader and founder of his own studio, known as Wes Art Studio. He is also part of Mercadodreama, where he designs concert posters for international bands. His work has adorned brands like Nike, Suzuki, and Collective Arts Brewing, and have been shown in a number of worldwide exhibitions.

He is passionate about the two facets of his career, combining his passion for the advertising world with that of poster design for rock bands and pop culture, which has enabled him to create a unique style for his projects.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Great Scott! Our concept

    • Back to the Future: Anniversary Poster
    • Searching for images
    • Creating compositions 1
    • Creating compositions 2
    • Finding the final sketch 1
    • Finding the final sketch 2
  • U3

    Poster development

    • Illustrator and me
    • The strokes begin 1
    • The strokes begin 2
    • The strokes begin 3
    • The strokes begin 4
    • After the lines come the shadows 1
    • After the lines come the shadows 2
    • After the lines come the shadows 3
  • U4

    Coloring the poster

    • Selecting a color palette
    • Defining colors
    • Adding color
    • Points 1
    • Points 2
    • Final touches
    • Preparing the final digital file
  • FP

    Final project

    • Movie vector illustration

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Vector Illustration for Film. Illustration course by Wes Art Studio

Vector Illustration for Film

A course by Wes Art Studio
Illustrator and Graphic Designer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined August 2016
  • 99% positive reviews (198)
  • 3514 students