It started as a portrait project when I was watching “Joe Dirt” recently on Netflix; however, I forgot how great the message was in the movie. Joe Dirt had a million reasons for why he never backs down. The more and more I played with the composition and adding other elements, the more and more I liked the look of hope on his face in this simple portrait. It really tells a lot about the movie and Joe’s philosophy. Keep on Keeping On! You Can’t Have No in Your Heart! Life’s a Garden Dig it! I’m a Rocker, Dude! Through and Through!
The most anticipated movie ever for me was the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie. The movie was an event, the first time I was able to watch a movie on the big screen. My brother (6) and me (8) went to the movie expecting the cowabunga cartoon version of the the turtles. What we saw was different, but still awesome! Nothing ever equals your expectations (Marvel movies excluded), but other then the rat doing karate in the cage, the movie was amazing! I tried to find the points of the movie that best speak to the tone. Rapheal’s frustration with Leo and the group seamed
A while back my good friend Salvador Anguiano and I decided to pay tribute to one of our favorite 1980’s movies IRON EAGLE! The Iron Eagle sound track alone was worthy of a poster, but the action is what made the movie so cool. For me the poster had to include Col. Charles ‘Chappy’ Sinclair, Doug Masters, a pair of F-16’s and Col. Ted Masters as his parachute goes down in enemy territory. The tribute went so well, I even got likes from Jason Gedrick, Doug Masters himself, on twitter. I learned so much during this project thanks to Paul Ainsworth and Salvador Anguiano. Paul had a great suggestion on
I had an amazing time designing my son Colton’s 7th Birthday Card/Invitation. He came to me one night and said “can I have a Snoopy Starwars card?” After some arm twisting and a huge smile, I said “yes!” I decided to stay similar to the old Peanuts comic the strip and have the whole scene take place in Snoopy’s day dream. I placed the Death Star with Snoopy sitting on top, like he would sit in the old plane. His reaction was priceless! I showed him the sketch and he giggled. When I showed him the final, I didn’t think the smile would ever leave
I had an awesome time creating my son’s birthday card. His creative brief was easy, “I want GREMLINS with MUSTACHES!” Right away I was on-board, I mean the Gremlins movies were my childhood. Especially the second one! I decided to create simple vector shapes and change the facial hair for each. The whole project went by so fast and when they were printed and in his little hands, he gave me a huge hug and said “I love it!” That was a huge Dad win for me!