One of the tutorials in edition 10 of Photoshop Projects is a fairly basic retro movie poster using the pen tool.  I figured I’d do a version of the Aliens poster with some aliens at the bottom, an atmospheric processor at the top, some rocky mountains and perhaps a drop ship.

My initial sketch has the typography at the top, but I think I’ll put in down the bottom.

I’ll draw the atmospheric processor (so that’ll proably look crap), and I’ll take photos of the alien figurine I have and do some tracing (slack but efficient).