just finished up my contribution to the silver screen society for the movie of the month, forbidden planet. trevor basset and brandon schaefer are graphic designers who founded the project in which they select a different group of illustrators and designers every month who want to participate and interpret the movie with original poster art. here is mine. by the way, this movie is amazing just like it says on the dvd cover, i should have added that to mine. i would recommend checking it on out though; it's a sci-fi movie from 1957 featuring the stellar leslie nelson.
these past few months, i've been dabbling in some other things. here are a few of the jazz musicians that i chose to draw for the rain barrels on parade project that pittsburgh's storm works and nine mile watershed association set up through funding by american eagle outfitters. i scanned my drawings and printed them out on acetate in which i then painted on the backs of them with acrylics using mostly sponges to have a textural look. there's some gold leaf in there as well. here are the print outs prior to painting.
mary lou williams
here is somewhat the final product of the rain barrel. it is currently on display at the us steel building lobby in downtown pittsburgh. it will be up for auction sometime in september.
on another side note, i played some tunes with a few friends the other week. girl can sing.
here's a poster i printed right before last night's show, which was quite enjoyable; especially due to the sleep deprivation and sense of delirium that i felt. here are a few images of the experience. not my harley or my press.
sort of last minute thing thrown together. had an idea along these lines for a while now, but only decided today to try it. thanks to ben, who will never see this for staying after work to print these for me. only ran off about eight of shirts. this is evgani malkin, by the way. he's one of them superstar athletes that happens to play on my pittsburgh penguins hockey team, and good thing. the likeness could probably be pushed more, but aye.