I was able to attend the Adobe Max Conference and the Russell Brown pre-conference where the theme was Kaijus. There were monsters created from the Stan Winston school and looked incredible. Not only did we receive the awesome monsters as reference, but we had awesome speakers like James White, Hydro74, Draplin, James Victore, and Rayce Bird. During the conference I was able to produce a t-shirt and 2 posters.
I took the last few weeks to create a tribute to one of my favorite 90’s movies. Speed never had a illustrative poster, so I took on the challenge. I focused on elements like the watch, bus, and Keanu. The movie had so many elements like the elevator, train, and bus it was easy to find inspiration! I hope you enjoy my piece.
For the last few weeks I have been working on a poster to celebrate the 30th anniversary of my favorite movie not titled Guardians of the Galaxy. The imagination of having a cyborg arrive from the future to kill the mother of a future soldier is just amazing. Then add in the awesomeness of Arnold! The guy made every awesome movie from my childhood. If he could have played Shredder that would have made the 2014 TMNT movie watchable (just saying)! Anyway, I hope you enjoy my take on this awesome movie. It was heavily influenced by the nightclub scene.
Up Close I have been sketching out ideas for this movie ever since the Super Bowl commercial. This weekend will finally get to see Spiderman take on Electro and his buddies. The more that gets released with this movie and how many bad dudes are in it, the more hesitant I am that it won’t run into the same issues as Batman and Robin or Spiderman 3. I wanted to focus on the hero and show a hint of the baddie in the background. Poster Color options Sketches
I have been looking at a lot of work from Paul Ainsworth and trying to pick up on some of the details in his work. I used one of my favorite characters from one of my favorite movies to try and experiment with it. I will be trying some of the more detailed aspects of the style like vector cross-hatching next. “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or
I had some fun with this passion project. My oldest Son will be turning 6 next month and wants a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle themed birthday party. Casey Jones is one of my favorite characters from the original series and was a blast to illustrate. Even though this illustration will not be used in the party invitation, I may use some of the style.
My Son is into monsters this year and had some great feed back on his invitations and present. Initially he wanted a skeleton asking people to come to his party, that soon changed to a pirate with a skeleton crew and a werewolf with chainsaw hands. After several nights of sketching he finally approved one, but was upset that the skeleton with the chainsaw hands wasn’t put in the invitation. What he and I decided to do was create a t-shirt instead and 2 comps later we had our final. The main illustration in the invitation was based off of a piece by Von Glitchka.