So I was tossing up whether to post this or not given it doesn’t exactly fall into the typical movie/superhero category that I post on this site, but this is fan art of sorts but one that was done in collaboration with the creator of the original story. The poster is for an immersive, first person perspective sci-fi series called ‘Departure’ which has been created by YouTube content creator Ally for her channel ASMRrequests. Ally and I worked on this a couple months back and it was a lot of fun as it gave me the chance to do something a bit more original. It’s a Drew Struzan inspired style and took around 18 hours to complete.
Ally is helping pioneer what I believe to be a new form of storytelling, one that has real potential in my eyes that uses both 3D sound and (hopefully soon) Virtual Reality – immersive entertainment. She also owns and operates the newly launched Pixelwhipt, a site dedicated to the creation and promotion of immersive entertainment. To see some of her work here are the first two episodes of her ‘Departure’ first person sci-fi series.
Hello all! Long time since the last artwork I know, been super busy as of late but I’ve finally managed to come up with a brand new manip. Some of you may remember I got commissioned to do a female Superman artwork last year, however that was just an adaptation of the Man of Steel costume. I’ve actually been wanting to do a proper updated Man of Steel Supergirl concept for a while now, one that isn’t just a feminised version of the Superman costume but rather has it’s own design unique to her side of the family. Inspirations were taken from the classic Supergirl costume as well as the New 52 costume .
I went with Chloe Moretz as the model who is about the same age and height as the character even if she is a bit of an obvious choice, but she’s a pretty good actress from what I’ve seen. Overall about 11 hours of work. Quite happy with the end result.
Hi all, sorry for there being a lack of content over the last few months. Things have been quiet here lately on Fan Art Exhibit for several reasons, the main reason being that I’m struggling to find time to fit in any fan artwork to post. I love doing the artwork because it gives me the chance to celebrate the characters and franchises that I love in the form of illustrations and manipulations. But the problem is I cannot dedicate the time and effort when I have paying work that needs doing. Some have suggested to me to sell posters or prints, as much as I’d like to be able to sell prints and posters of the artwork that I post the truth is copyright laws prevent me from doing so. I’d like nothing more than to dedicate all my time to developing cool artwork for the franchises we all love on this site but with no means of being able to generate money on the site what I’m doing is only going to be a hobby at best. I can assure you all I’ve got ideas ready to go and have plenty of concept sketches tucked away, but they are last on my to-do list at the moment. I do feel disappointed that I can no longer produce artwork with any regularity like I once was able to because I’ve gotten great feedback and support from a lot of people who enjoy seeing specific characters brought to life. Here’s hoping things might change in the coming months. :)
Hello all! Happy New Year, hope everyone had a great holiday break. I’m finally able to post this, a little while back I created a poster for cosplayer Jessica Nigri and sent it to her. She finally received it the other day when she did her weekly(ish) mailbag video so now I can share it with everyone else. I’m pleased to say she loved it. :) About 25 hours of work done in the style of Drew Struzan.
Here’s her mailbag video. Skip to 11:49. Take note the video is mirrored.
Glad you like it Jessica. :)
A few weeks back a friend sent me a link to a Breaking Bad season 5 poster contest for a local retailer in celebration of the upcoming Bluray/DVD release of the series finale. Being a big Breaking Bad fan I was never going to miss this chance! The brief was pretty simple – create a poster with the images supplied. However, instead of doing something that’s been clearly Photoshopped to hell I decided to draw a Drew Struzan inspired poster, something I’ve tried several times with mixed results. I’ve admired his movie poster artwork and design style for years, I even watch some video of him working to get an idea of how he goes about creating his work. In the end though I realised he works differently to me so I just did a Struzen-esque poster in my own style, and for the most part I’m pleased with the results. Probably about 20 hours work. I’ll let you know how I fair in the contest. :)
UPDATE: Sadly I didn’t win the Breaking Bad Poster contest, I was however one of the 10 finalists and so won a runners up prize of the Breaking Bad Blu-Ray boxset. :) There were some seriously good entries that made the final round so it was always going to be hard to win, but a top 10 finish isn’t too bad a result in my book, it’s the first time in many, many years I can remember winning anything, so I’m not complaining. Check out the finalists and winning design at breakingbadposter.com.au.
Here’s a new batch of card art I did for the Fairytale Games:The Battle Royal board game. These are attacking cards for the Cinderella character who’s back story is that after her fiance’s murder she become a fierce warrior known as ‘The Slayer’. I’m happy with the results for the most part but I’m thinking about fixing up the colouring and rendering a bit on the blue card. What’s cool about this project is that not only do I get to do some awesome card art, this particular character is being turned into a miniature playing piece for the game which is something I never thought I’d see.