To this day the film gives me the willies.. based on the book 'Casting the Runes' and directed by Jacques Tournier, it is one of the finest Horror Movies ever made.
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
I'm pretty sure I've posted this before too.. apologies if I have.. It's still a damn amazing movie and a pretty unique piece for me, seeing as the main image was produced using the various paint brush tools in Illustrator to create rather than the vector pen thingy (that's the technical name for it).
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Struggling to find any time to do any work at the moment.. losing that hour as the clocks went forward didn't help much either.. damn you nature!
Just to show I'm still breathing though here's a blast from the past post.. I was having a bit of spring clean and came across these (amongst other) band posters I did some time ago.. In fact, the 'Wednesday 13' and 'The Donnas' layouts are some of the first 'Illustrator' based works I did. Even after all this time the 'Scarling' poster is still one of my favourites.. who knows, maybe seeing this old work might inspire me a bit!..
Friday, 26 March 2010
Before I begin.. Dave is on FIRE again this week! Love his (Victoria's) Secret Agent type.. very well rendered!
I was looking forward to the word 'laser'.. until I realized that all I could picture when I heard it was "Dr Evil" going on about them. I tried and tried and tried to think of something else.. but failed miserably.. so here's the doctor in mid plan describing rant.
Next week.. ADVENTURE... Ooh... nice word!
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Continuing the theme.. here's a sketch and finished piece for Max from 'Where the Wild Things Are'. I deliberately left any detail out of the suit in order to make use of the negative space and draw you (the viewer) into the image.. I wasn't being lazy... honest!
I grew up absolutely loving the 'Where The Wild Things Are' book.. not least for the amazing and beautiful artwork, but also the magic of the story. Can't bring myself to watch the movie at the moment though.. but there are plenty of amazing renditions of the books characters out there by some really talented artists, and that's what triggered my curiosity. I decided to see whether or not I could produce something that someone would one day consider to be as good as some of the other illustrations out there...
Well I've done my best and I'm pretty happy with it!
Monday, 22 March 2010
Friday, 19 March 2010
Some plainly obvious choices to be had for this weeks word... and why not? I'm kinda glad that Dave stuck to what he knows, because by the standard of his finished Catwoman it's really paid off.. BRILLIANT! Nice framing, lovely execution... HE'S BACK boils & ghouls!
I went for Cheetara from Thundercats (even though i'd done a much 'looser' representation before) I'm enjoying the 'sharp' shapes at the moment! so she followed suit.
New word for next Friday is LASER.. nice!
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Monday, 15 March 2010
I had a few ideas for this weeks word, which was quite refreshing for me! I decided upon The Green Lantern because I'd not drawn him up before. Originally I had envisaged the power of the ring creating a big boot to kick him up the arse because in the Justice League cartoon he's such a miserable bastard.. But as the drawing evolved I moved away from the 'joke' element.
Dave has produced a body of work based on norse mythology (the fruits of which can be viewed on his blog at http://davehiggins.wordpress.com/) included here is Thor!
though Dave remains in his illustration rut at the moment.. maybe next week's word will change things?
CAT.... then again...
Friday, 12 March 2010
Thursday, 11 March 2010
I loved the He-Man cartoon growing up... especially Evil lyn... what a dish! (erm... I mean.. what a complex and interesting character she was!).
Been wanting to draw up some Masters of the Universe characters for a while, and I've finally taken the plunge... here she is!
Monday, 8 March 2010
Friday, 5 March 2010
Another week slips by.. another word! I thought 'WHISTLE' might have been a tough word, but in the spirit of creativity I created something unique, and really enjoyed the experience.
Dave has created a nice sequential story that subverts the tradition of the 'wolf whistle' and has done another fine job.. it looks great!
Next week's word.. RING!
Thursday, 4 March 2010
Check it out guys.. I've been lucky enough to have been invited to join behance.net who supply artists with an online portfolio.. Many of the pics are currently on the blog, but it's a n opportunity to have all my work in one place to view.. it's a work ini progress at the moment, but I'll get there.
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Here's the finished Ghastly Ones poster, based on the scribbled sketch I did the other day. I'm still working on the 'Surf totem' poster, but it doesn't serve a purpose yet.. I saw that the band were playing their first gig of 2010 and felt that this 'casket ghastly' sketch really lent itself to representing that.
I know that gig posters don't necessarily have to have a direct connection to the subject (and very often don't).. but with regards to the aforementioned 'surf totem', I wanted it to represent something specific the band were doing... a festival or something... So I'm going to hold onto it for now.
Monday, 1 March 2010
2 Entries for the word of the week, due to the volume of content provided by Dave for this word.. It's really good to see that he bonded with 'Hero'.. and has plans to do more with these characters.. head over to his blog to read more about the character backgrounds and additional characters www.davehiggins.wordpress.com
Next week... er.. this week's word is 'WHISTLE'....