Darth Vader

Darth Vader

Illustration of Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi's last battle

Obi-Wan Kenobi’s last view of his student, Anakin Skywalker, as he battles Darth Vader in his climactic scene on the Death Star in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

Detail of the illustration of Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi's last battle

I remember seeing this film on the big screen at the Loews theater in New York City as a kid. This movie was the biggest thing in the world in 1977 and this scene where Vader and Obi-Wan battle on the Death Star was devastating to my 11-year-old self. 

Alternative movie poster for "Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope"

The universe of stories that George Lucas created and has continued to evolve throughout my life has been a welcome diversion. As he celebrates another birthday this past weekend, I want to acknowledge how much impact he has had through his work as a storyteller over these past 40+ years. 

These illustrations have been created using Corel Painter and Adobe Creative Cloud tools. 

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Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Portrait of Bruce Lee

Still working through a creative block these past few weeks. So, I painted a portrait of the great actor, activist, athlete, and martial arts master Bruce Lee in an homage to him and the great portraitist Tony Stella. 

Detail of portrait of Bruce Lee

Tony Stella has an amazing feel to all of his paintings and I tried to capture a little of his aura with this looser portrait of the great Kung Fu master, Bruce Lee.

I grew up admiring this legendary performer and athlete so much that while in college I began studying Kung Fu – and was taught by a man who was trained by the same master who had taught Bruce Lee all those years ago. 

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

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Halloween art book

Halloween art book

Illustration for Printed in Blood's "Halloween" artbook

My first licensed piece of art work for the Halloween franchise and part of Printed in Blood’s Halloween art book collaborative.

Detail of illustration for Printed in Blood's "Halloween" artbook

I remember seeing this as a kid and being scared out of my wits…John Carpenter changed the face of horror with this film and made a lifelong fan of the genre. Jamie Lee Curtis became a star through her performance in this film, while Michael Myers forever became associated with Halloween. 

Detail of illustration for Printed in Blood's "Halloween" artbook

My inspiration for this piece was Magritte’s surrealistic images of bright skies of darkened streets and buildings. The Strode house was created in Illustrator and then painted as the base of the image. Michael’s face was painted using custom cloud brushes I created specifically for this concept. 

You can purchase a copy of the book through Printed in Blood’s website as well as a print of this image from our friends at Poster Posse – that link will go live in a few days so check back for updates.

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Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Portrait of Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty

Portrait of the great Rutger Hauer in his role as the replicant Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s epic film “Blade Runner“.

Detail of portrait of Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty

The late 70’s and early 80’s were a great time to be a kid. We had these great film makers like Lucas, Spielberg, and Scott who gave us these stories on worlds far and near populated by characters with depth, like Roy Batty. Blade Runner was another seminal point in film in that era and has influenced countless storytellers across mediums since it hit the screen in 1982. Rutger Hauer’s role was an example of perfect casting with a protaganist that had more depth than its original computer programming. 

Alternative movie poster for "Blade Runner"

With a nod to the original one-sheets, I have also created an alternative movie poster focused on Roy’s character in “Blade Runner“. These illustrations were created using Corel Painter, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop.

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Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Portrait of Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle from "Taxi Driver"

Been in a bit of funk lately, and trying desperately to get out of it. Not inspired much recently so I decided to experiment with a few subjects from the world of pop culture. This is a new portrait of Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle from Martin Scorsese’s 1976 “Taxi Driver”.

Detail of portrait of Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle from "Taxi Driver"

Really dove deep into the digital painting of De Niro and tried some variation to the intaglio; tried some larger strokes, à la Leyendecker, to add some texture and shape to the portrait. 

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

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Star Wars

Star Wars

Empire Shadow Trooper helmet

Some days are better than others. And then some days, you got nothing. Feeling incredibly unmotivated, I turned to one of my favorite themes, “Star Wars“. Using my creative block as an opportunity to illustrate solely with my intaglio technique in creating this portrait of the classic Shadow Trooper helmet. 

Detail of Empire Shadow Trooper helmet

I wanted to further experiment with this technique and the stark design and contrast of the black Shadow Trooper helmet from Star Wars gave me the perfect canvas to play on. 

Alternative movie poster for "Star Wars: A New Hope"

I started to like the look and how similar it seemed to a woodcut print. I used the portrait as the base for a Star Wars alternative movie poster and used the Aurebesh font as an homage to the great Japanese wood prints I admire. 

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

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