Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Thief, an Assassin, a Maniac, & 2 Thugs

I am SO PUMPED for this movie to come out! Ever since the first GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY teaser trailer I have been OFFICIALLY hooked. I'm on that HYPE TRAIN & not jumping off until I see the movie! So, when FANDANGO wanted me to create an exclusive Illustration for GOTG I was all over it.

For this Illustration I wanted to do something a bit different an unique but still show off all the main characters from the movie in a cool way. I decided to use a back shot of STARLORD and have all the other characters interwined in his coat. A "collage" of characters. I wanted each character to look like they were there but not like they were "airbrushed" onto his jacket.

I like TIGHT PENCIL DRAWINGS!

 Here are a couple detailed shots of the final Illustration.
ROCKET & GROOT will be the breakout STARS of the movie





STAR LORD
Adding my shadowing to this piece was fun. I really love the way this all came together (pun intended) As usual, to see the FULL HI-RES Image head to FANDANGO

TT

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I AM THE NIGHT

‘I AM THE NIGHT’

11 x 17 PRINT on ARCHIVAL WATERCOLOR PAPER Each Print is signed, numbered, & HAND EMBOSSED with my DOUBLE T logo. LIMITED TO ONLY 75 PRINTS per COLOR EDITION

July 23, 2014 has Officially been dubbed BATMAN DAY to celebrate the DARK KNIGHT's 75th Anniversary. To honor the CAPED CRUSADER I created an Illustration depicting BATMAN doing what he does best, leaping into the DARK ABYSS of DANGER to bring CRIMINALS to JUSTICE. Whether it was the comic books, cartoons, or even the live action movies, BATMAN has always stayed above the rest as being the MOST RECOGNIZABLE SUPER HERO ICON, EVER! And MY PERSONAL FAVORITE SUPER HERO (And YES, he is a SUPER Hero. He doesn't have any SUPER POWERS but he is the epitome of HUMAN PERFECTION in INTELLIGENCE & PHYSICAL ABILITIES. Technically making him SUPER human. BOOM!)

For my Illustration I decided to do 3 Different Color Editions. Representing the 3 Different BATMAN suits I grew up reading in the comic books. The CLASSIC BLUE & GRAY Batman, the DARK KNIGHT RETURNS BLACK & GRAY Batman, and finally the NEW 52 Semi-Armored version Batman (IMO The version that BAT-FLECK’s suit looks the most like)

“I am VENGEANCE. I am the NIGHT... I AM BATMAN!"

Happy B day Old Man.

Pencils for the NEW 52 BATMAN
Pencils for CLASSIC BATMAN (UNDIES on the OUTSIDE)


BLACK/ GRAY BATMAN


CLASSIC BLUE/ GRAY BATMAN

NEW 52 BATMAN


Here is the link to my store to purchase a print or ALL 3:  I AM THE NIGHT

Friday, June 27, 2014

ROLL OUT!

ROLL OUT!!

For my Second movie Illustration for FANDANGO I created an Illustration for the latest installment of the TRANSFORMERS franchise, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION opening June 27th. Growing up, OPTIMUS PRIME was always my favorite Transformer, so I had rep the PRIME with this illustration.

The first image I saw for the movie was this logo below.

I assume in the beginning they planned on using a '4' in the title of this movie, but later went without the number in the title. I loved the simplicity of this logo & the perfect way the 4 fit w/ the Split DECEPTICON logo. I decided for my illustration I wanted to do my interpretation of this logo but not with an actual '4' but with OPTIMUS in a stance that resembles a '4' & fit with a split AUTOBOT logo.

Here is a pic of my finished pencils for the illustration. OPTIMUS' body is in the shape of the number 4 with his sword adding to help sell the '4' shape.

I planned on creating the details for the sword in ILLUSTRATOR. Just add BAD ASS SWORD FILTER.


Not only did I want to illustrate the latest version of OPTIMUS, but also add bits of the G1 TF world I grew up with. I wanted to do the GRID BG as a homage to the G1 toy packaging. 

G1 PACKAGING Design along with CHUNKY OPTIMUS PRIME


I first went with a plain RED GRADIENT BG.

RED/YELLOW GRADIENT like TF G1 Packaging

But based on some great comments I got from the FANDANGO peeps they suggested I tone down the BG so OPTIMUS could POP OUT more. I think the solid BLACK BG really helped to push OPTIMUS forward. BOOM!

Always bet on BLACK! Nopal you were right.

Not only was the BG a G1 reference, but I added a lil something special to SWORD HANDLE.

For a 1,000,000 NERD POINTS, what's on the SWORD HANDLE? HINT: "OPEN DAMMIT!"

To see the FULL image of OPTIMUS in all his SHINY HI-RES GLORY & to buy your tickets for TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION head over to FANDANGO.

PEACE!
TT

P.S. For added fun check out this EXCLUSIVE MOTION POSTER FANDANGO/MOVIE CLIPS created with my Illustration. RAD!

T4 MOTION POSTER