That hair! Those clothes! THAT HAIR!
I’m acutely aware that i’ve been writing posts about posters at the rate of about one a fortnight, but this is the last one for a bit i promise (there is more on the way, of sorts). American Hustle was one of the big Oscar contenders, strong on nominations but light on awards on the night. Which doesn’t stop it of course from being any less of a fun, tightly scripted caper movie which you should check out if you haven’t already.
This will be on sale tomorrow from Mondo in an edition of 345 (so there’s plenty to go around). As ever, follow their twitter feed for the drop.
Gallery 1988 are throwing another of their Under the Influence shows celebrating someone they think would make for great art and they have kindly invited me to take part this year. This time around the subject is the bespectacled East Coast master of neurosis - Woody Allen.
I don’t think you can really separate Woody Allen from his native city, so it would have been remiss of me to do anything but take it as a subject (and it sits quite nicely alongside this Hitchcock piece from last year). I tried a few new techniques and brushes on this, and while I wont be using them all the time, they turned out alright here.
(also, and this is of no real interest to anyone but me, this is my 100th tumblr blog - which works out at about one a week for the last two years. not too shabby, and hopefully more blogging this year!)
Apropos of nothing, but I was chatting with a friend and fellow illustrator this morning about initial sketches and it reminded me that I had this image sitting on my hard-drive.
This is the rough process for my North By Northwest illustration for Gallery1988 earlier in the year (a handful of copies still available here - and with a seasonal discount!). You’re looking at my inital scribble (probably about 1” high), rough photoshop sketch to get balance of color and final art. There were more stages in between, but these I think best sell the process.
I’m a big fan of looking at other artists sketchbooks (Chris Ware and Paul Hornschemeier have both had lovely collections published). It’s a great insight into the creative process and can show an idea from it’s inception on the back of a diary page to a finished illustration. I shall be making the effort to post more sketchbook work in the new year - apologies in advance for clogging up your timeline…