At just over three years old my son loves anything that has wheels, goes fast and makes a lot of noise. Cars, boats and planes are great but his favorites have always been trains. His go to phrase right now is “high speed passenger train.” My sketchbooks are sprinkled with drawings of trains for him, so I thought I would make use of them and create a poster for his room.
After blocking it out in illustrator the next challenge was selecting a colour scheme. I'm not too good with colours so I did a bit of hunting around on dribbble.com for some ideas. Dribbble has a great feature which displays a colour pallet for each design. So it wasn't hard to find something I liked, which I ended up editing a bit to fit my what I wanted. The final thing was to add some texture. Using a speckle brush I was able to add some shadows and highlights.
He seems to like it but was pretty harsh in his critiques. He said it's not great because I forgot the power lines and there are no passengers onboard.