Thursday, September 15, 2011

Singing in the Rain

Good Morning

Well the Folks over at Wild Horses Productions have posted some of the art work I've done for their Movie Rain Balls.  So I figure it should be ok to show a few of my favorite from the series.

I've talked about it some below in previous post. It was quite a wild project. The Story of a Child Dying of cancer, a mothers surrealistic fantasy dreams, Gene Kelly and the Movie Singing in the Rain (yes that Gene Kelly), with the Chinese National Ballet thrown in. You can read more about it on their site. I love projects like this, that push me out of my comfort zone, that let my imagination run wild. There was a great feeling of collaboration as my ideas and input feed back into the story. There are to be another round of images soon. I am really looking forward to getting back into this strange world. 

Blood Ballet

fashion show

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Playing catch up,,,,

 I Thought I would post some of the other stuff Ive been doing over the last several months Here we have and image done for Sacrosanct Games. Its the cover for "The Adventure Begins" a Choose your Fate book that keeps you on the edge of your seat.  Quite a fun little read. It was a bit difficult coming up with the concept for the image. Originally the idea was to have all the major adventure threads represented on the other side of the door, in one of those complex scenes I seem drawn to create. But it seemed too cluttered and the boy (and by proxy the viewer) seemed detached from the scene. So I simplified the concept and brought the action right to the threshold.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Why So Serious?

not sure why it is so hard to keep my blog updated,,,, In some cases there are NDA that keep me from sharing, sometimes I'm just too busy, other times its just plain old laziness. These days its because I have been very busy (ok, well maybe Ive been a bit lazy too). I just completed a series of 14 black and White Illustrations for the Anthology Memoir by Ben Tanosborn. These were quite different from much of my work, No fantasy, no zombies, no dragons or space ships. These were highly detailed pen and ink drawings illustrating very personal stories. I have also just completed the frist round of concept illustrations for the movie Rain Balls. Again this is so different from my past work. A surrealistic story of how a young boy brings harmony back into his mothers life, even while knowing intuitively that he will soon lose his battle against cancer. And I am right now doing concept pieces for a movie about bicycle racing. I will be share all of these soon as I get permission.  But in the mean time I here is a little project I found quite amusing to do. It is the poster for a short film called The Joker Chronicles--First Blood. A little genre mash up, that asks the question of what makes a villain, a villain. The poster was to mirror the original by Drew Struzan, which was great fun.