A recent Poster Posse project, on gig posters, this time inspired one of my favourite bands, The Black keys.
This was a recent Poster Posse project based apon, music and gig posters. I wanted to create somehting conceptual based apon one of my favourite bands, Tame Impala. I took the song 'Apocalyspe Dreams' as a visual metaphor with a kind of harmony in nature after mankind is extinct, possibly after a great war (hence the robotic hand). I find that a powerful symbol as man's hand, has the power to create such beauty yet destroy it too, and I sometimes wonder if our own A.I creations would live long after us. I used Japanese artist Hiroshige and French painter Henri Rousseau as a visual influence, Rousseau imagined many of his jungle landscape scenes so I felt that relevant as the 'dream' part of this piece.
A recent poster posse project relating to music, this was a drawn from the album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming by french band, M83.
Heres the second of my Star Wars pieces, one of my favourite scenes in all of Star Wars! The introduction of Yoda!! The only living character in all my pieces shown, I also find him hilarious in his first scene. For this I took a x-wing i brought to a nearby pond and tried to get my angle right, the weeds in the pond, were even a great shape to apply to it too. Some of the process shots, show more of a brown gradient I was playing with, as my initial thought was to try and create a gradient running through the whole series. This would have meant putting in more blues/purples in this piece to run into the third piece, but it proved too difficult and was a bridge too far! Its something I want to explore in the future. Further down you can see I went for a more neon sludge feel, with deeper greens and brighter yellows, I settled for a more muted tone of this with darker blacks
This was a project I started back in June, and was for the Le Cafe Pixel exhibition at Hero Festival in Marseille, called Star Wars: An Art Odyssey. I was invited as part of the Poster Posse to take part. My initial process was that I wanted to work on themes relating to the older 3 Star Wars films, and draw Star Wars vehicles, as the design has such a unique feel at the time, with angles like an 80's ford escort!!, which I love. In particular the Sandcrawler, and as R2-D2 is probably my favourite charachter (He always saves the day!!) I thought a R2-View on proceedings would be a great angle to work from, as he is often at crucial locations within the films too. I changed angles and colours a lot during the making of this as I wanted the piece to end up with a more muted vibrancy than I started with. Being part of this was a dream come true, but also very stressful!! To produce artwork, for probably my favourite film franchise of all time and that would be approved, was something that was incredibly exciting but daunting. I think this was the largest amount of prep work Ive done before ever putting a pencil to paper.
This was a recent Poster Posse project, for the film Crimson Peak. I had this idea of a kind of ethereal love that wasn't based in this world, I then thought of a gateway revealing the trepidation that may have lead to certain love ideals not being 'cast in stone'
This was a project I undertook earlier on this year, Ive included a few pieces of reference i used to gauge colours and the tone of the piece. The idea was to convey the manic nature of the film and give the piece a apocalyptic, toxic feel. I wanted a stream of molten metal running through the piece, including the hero and villain as they are essentially of the same build. I wanted to screen print the piece without sacrficing my method of working, but this in itself brought up many issues. I felt that the piece still represents my process of thought, but not so much working, my next screen print I shall try to get closer to both.