The fine folks at FANDANGO have comsissioned me to create another series of MOVIE ILLUSTRATIONS but this time focusing on Classic Films that are celebrating Anniversaries this year.
The first up is one of my all-time favorite Comedy flicks. One that I think most Nerds my age FULLY enjoyed growing up, GHOSTBUSTERS. This movie was COMEDIC GENIUS. GHOSTBUSTERS took the scary movie genre and switched up the game by making it more about LAUGHS than about Screams. Needless to say, I was PUMPED to do this Illustration, but what to draw?
I feel so many talented artists have created so many AMAZING GHOSTBUSTERS art pieces that I had to come up with something that was easily recognizable to HARDCORE fans while still appealing to the everyday audience. I decided to depict that Classic scene of VENKMAN's first encounter with SLIMER. The first scene of someone being SLIMED, but of course with a TT twist.
I wanted to capture Bill Murray's PERFECT Deadpan facial expression right before the SLIMING.
|That FACE!! HAHA!|
|VENKMAN TT STYLE!|
Next up was to draw the GHOST himself, SLIMER. As a kid I loved this character design. He was completely Disgusting/ Ugly & Cute at the same time. Definitely the winning formula to capture the Kid demo!
|Look at this HANDSOME Devil|
|SLIMER TT STYLE!|
|'I'VE BEEN SLIMED'|
Here is a close up of the final Vectored SLIMER.
|I used a DARK GREEN for the outlines oppose to me Normal Black Lines for SLIMER.|
The trick to this piece was to really make VENKMAN look like he was INSIDE SLIMER. A lot of thought went into keeping my "FLAT COLOR" style but illustrating "Depth" at the same time. The choice of colors was very important.
Again, to see the final image in all it's HI RES GLORY head to FANDANGO.com to see my 'I'VE BEEN SLIMED' Illustration celebrating GHOSTBUSTERS 30th Anniversary.
Remember kids, NEVER CROSS STREAMS!!