TerrorTwos

TerrorTwos

Illustration of the Alien queen

TerrorTwos is an artist collaboration celebrating the Horror/Sci-fi genre with new art released each day throughout the month of October.

Detail of illustration of the Alien queen

Organized by Si Heard and Cherie Chapman to celebrate our collective love for the genre, they corralled 31 artists to choose a favorite sequel film to illustrate. There are a lot of films to choose from but I had to go with a perennial favorite of mine, the Xenomorphs from the Alien franchise. The work of H.R. Giger, who created this creature, to the work of the legenday Syd Mead, Aliens is a classic of the genre and I was humbled to be part of the crew. 

"Aliens" alternative movie poster for the #TerrorTwos collaborative

I also created an alternative movie poster for the release in support of the PosterSpy community and the show in London that will display all of the artwork from #TerrorTwos this November. 

These portraits were created using Adobe Illustrator, Corel Painter, and Adobe Photoshop.

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Ted Lasso

Ted Lasso

Portrait of Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso

Portrait of Jason Sudeikis as his alter-ego Ted Lasso which grew from an NBC Sports promotion to an AppleTV star with his eponymous show. The impact of the show seems to only be growing among the popular culture, and it is not suprising given the positive outlook Ted provides despite the conditions surrounding him. 

Detail of portrait of Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso

This detail image above shows the breadth of intaglio that helps reinforce the structure provided by the digital painting underneath. There are multiple layers of dark and light forming the details while some added layering provides some high and low lights to the portrait. 

These portraits were created using Adobe Illustrator, Corel Painter, and Adobe Photoshop.

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Wardaddy

Wardaddy

Portrait of Brad Pitt as Wardaddy from "Fury"

Portrait of Brad Pitt in his role as Dan Collier, Wardaddy, from David Ayers’ World War II epic about a Sherman Tank crew, “Fury”.

Detail of portrait of Brad Pitt as Wardaddy from "Fury"

Some details of the portrait of Brad Pitt that incorporates an extensive digital painting as well as layers of textured intaglio to provide some depth and definition to the portrait. 

Alternative movie poster for David Ayers' film "Fury" starring Brad Pitt as Wardaddy

Alternative movie poster for the film using the portrait and shared with the PosterSpy community. 

These illustrations were created using Adobe Illustrator, Corel Painter, and Adobe Photoshop.

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Paul Newman

Paul Newman

Portrait of the legendary actor, racer, and philanthropist Paul Newman in his role as Butch Cassidy in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid".

Portrait of the legendary actor, racer, and philanthropist Paul Newman in his role as Butch Cassidy in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”; paired with another Hollywood icon, Robert Redford, this film was one of my favorite movies and remains so to this day.

There is possibly no one cooler than Paul Newman and his portrayal as Butch was a high mark for the cinema of my youth. 

Detail of portrait of the legendary actor, racer, and philanthropist Paul Newman in his role as Butch Cassidy in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid".

I continue to expand on the integration of digital painting with the intaglio technique to create a layered portrait of the actor. 

This portrait was created using Adobe Illustrator, Corel Painter, and Adobe Photoshop.

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Don Corleone

Don Corleone

Portrait of Marlon Brando as Don Corleone

Growing up in an Italian family from New York The Godfather was almost as sacred as The Baltimore Catechism. I remember watching this as a child and, excepting the criminal behavior, seeing the similarities between these actors on screen and my Italian-immigrant relatives. 

Detail of portrait of Marlon Brando as Don Corleone

It was only later, in my teens, that I read Mario Puzo’s famous book and really began to love the craft of storytelling; both the literature as well as the masterful film and performances like Marlon Brando’s who brought the Don to life. 

These portraits were created using Adobe Illustrator, Corel Painter, and Adobe Photoshop.

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Leia

Leia

Portrait of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leai

Taking a break from some Halloween-themes today and posting a recent portrait of the late Carrie Fisher in her iconic role of Princess Leia Organa (Skywalker). This is during “The Empire Strikes Back” era in the Star Wars universe of stories. 

Some video of the on-screen Photoshop files shows a bit of the detail of the work-in-progress. The unfinished areas are a deliberate decision to focus on the actor and the attempt to achieve a viable likeness to Carrie. 

Detail of portrait of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leai

At this size above, you can see the interplay of the digital painting layers interacting with the multitude of intaglio layers to develop the portrait of Leia. 

This image was created using Adobe Illustrator, Corel Painter, and Adobe Photoshop. 

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