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.
This loosely falls under the category of fan art so I thought I’d post it here as well as on my other websites. A few weeks back I was lucky enough to be asked to do some artwork for a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign for an upcoming card game. In all I’ll be doing over 100 pieces of artwork for this game which is a sort of cross between Hunger Games and traditional fairytale stories. Personally I’ve always wanted to do some card game art and am really grateful for the opportunity to work on this game along with so many other great artists who’s art is amazing. The first three character cards of The Little Mermaid, Cinderella and Belle are essentially alternate takes on the Disney fighter series I did a few years back, but less influenced on the Disney characters as before, these girls are more homages to those characters but have their own unique back story. For more info as well as other great pieces of game artwork check out the official website for the game. From what I understand the game should be out sometime in 2014.
Here’s the logo from my Superman/Batman poster for anyone who wishes to use it for their own fan art posters and banners. Big thanks to ZaneOlson from the Superhero Hype message boards for creating the more flattened and simpler alternate version of the logo. Enjoy!
Please feel free to use on your own fan artworks but a small credit would be appreciated.