Friday, October 13, 2006

The Proposition :: kick ass film !

Just saw 'The Proposition' , and was seriously blown away.
It was an intense , well scripted and well acted piece of cinema from Australian director John Hillcoat. The screenplay and score were by none other than Nick Cave.
Easily one of the best films I've seen in a while. I still have some scenes indelibly etched in my memory.

Pen/Brush/ink + Painter 9.5 + Photoshop CS

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

IDD - Magazine :: cover artwork

I don't often get the opportunity to do 'portrait' type illustrations, but when I do , I relish the challenges they pose. IDD wanted a cover featuring this bloke Lewis Ranieri , a former Wall St. big wig . They wanted to keep the cover image graphic and bold . Not too many textures.

Here's the two rough stages the piece went through. The first had the right right visual tone , but wasn't a dramatic enough angle. Hence the rotated pose and stronger shadow.

The final. A fun gig.