Thursday, August 7, 2014

HEROES IN A HALF SHELL

The time has come to reveal my last SUMMER MOVIE BLOCKBUSTER Illustration for FANDANGO. If you couldn't tell by the title of this post, its the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES!!!!!

The TURTLES were by far one of my favorite childhood super heroes. I loved the cartoon first which lead me to learn about the comic book. After reading the comics I had such a new found love for the Turtles. Don't get me wrong I loved the light heartedness of the cartoon. Even the goofy humor. But it was the comic that delved more into the brotherhood and traditions of classic martial arts that made me appreciate the brand more....Plus Alien TRICERATOPS!

For this Illustration I wanted to combine the NEW with the OLD. I wanted to take that iconic TMNT Issue #1 cover art & put this new iteration of the Turtles in it, but with a look that is more reminiscent of the later comic book designs.

Here is the Cover Art for the first Turtle Adventure in Print (IDW HC version)


Here is a scan of my initial PENCIL LINE WORK no SHADOWS...yet.


MIKEY was way too big in the drawings. Something that I would address later. Next up: BLACK SHADOWS!

 BLACK SHADOWS
I adjusted MIKEY's scale a bit, but he was still too big compared to RAPH. I ended up adjusting his scale again once in Illustrator. Check out some close ups of each Turtle.
LEO- NO NOSTRILS & NO LIPS

RAPH AKA IRON TURTLE

DONNY- THE NERD

MIKEY- Always ready for some action and in correct Scale!

To buy your tickets to watch TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES & see the full complete HI-RES image of my Illustration, go to FANDANGO and stay tuned for more MOVIE ART from your's truly.

TT




Monday, August 4, 2014

WHAT A BUNCH OF A-HOLES

‘WHAT A BUNCH OF A-HOLES’

11 x 17 PRINT on ARCHIVAL WATERCOLOR PAPER Each Print is signed, numbered, & HAND EMBOSSED with my DOUBLE T logo. LIMITED TO ONLY 50 PRINTS

If you haven't watched this movie yet, do yourself a favor and go watch it NOW! In my opinion the BEST MARVEL movie made to date. It is the perfect mix of story, humor, action & acting. Everything blended together effortlessly and perfectly. The VFX were top notch & NOT over the top. None of that CGI that looks soo out of place from the real life stuff that it becomes distracting. MARVEL took a HUGE risk making a feature film about a group of basically unknown comic book characters, but it worked.

This movie put together a group of "Losers" & produced a story about a family of "A-Holes" that made you cheer for the "Bad guys". If you want to be like KEVIN BACON (a HERO) & not have a "stick up your butt" go watch this movie & then buy a print.

They're the GOTG, BITCHES! Get your print at the link below:

WHAT A BUNCH OF A-HOLES

*This is for PRE-ORDER. Prints will start shipping AUG 22, 2014

I had already created another GOTG Illustration for FANDANGO, but I was soo pumped to see this movie that I created another one just for me to share with all of you in the interwebs. This one was more based on the humor and attitude I got from just the movie trailers. After seeing the movie I knew I my piece was right on target with the vibe of this MARVEL MASTERPIECE! WARNING!!! MIDDLE FINGER in full use in this Illustration. (Rocket you BAD-ASS, you)

Also if you look closely enough, the overall composition of the Illustration is one BIG FINGER to all who oppose the GOTG! Hope you like. ENJOY!


Rough/ Loose pencils.


I wasn't sure at first, if I was going to have Rocket flipping the bird. Plus I ran out of space at the top of the page. WHOOPS!


All VECTORIZED & ready to ROCK!
I decided to go full FINGER with Rocket. just to tie together the overall MIDDLE FINGER theme for this piece.

'WHAT A BUNCH OF A-HOLES'

DRAX the DESTROYER... He's REFLEXES are too fast.

GAMORA...Dances like no one is watching.

I...AM....GROOT
ROCKET..NUFF' SAID!
STAR-LORD...who?
'WHAT A BUNCH OF A-HOLES' 11 x 17 Print

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