March 24, 2010

"Eroded"

Here we have the poster for a film I worked on in November: "Eroded". Directed by my friend John Whitney, it's a pretty cool little piece. I did the art direction on it. Four days of mayhem and madness and over all a great looking film.

Then John asked me to make the poster. Sweet! So this is the (97% there) final for the poster. I think it's cool, and I don't usually get really excited about my own work. But I think this looks awesome. As far as movie posters go, I prefer creative stuff to the typical "giant head with little scene below and a bunch of text" option that many studios go for. I think this poster makes "Eroded" look like an Oscar contender. Who knows? It might be.

There is a variant poster coming... keep your eyes peeled.

March 22, 2010

This Is Not The Inspiration You Are Looking For

Today I went to my Starbucks (by "my" I mean that it is the one that I go to the most frequently. I only wish I owned my own coffee shop.... granted having baristas come into my house at 5 am to set up would be awkward eventually). I was there with the sole purpose to sit down and write. I've been trying to write a script for a few months and I have the worst case of writer's block I've ever experienced. I made about 10 pages of notes in the course of 3 hours, during which time I considered who would win: Rick Blaine* or Bruce*, tried desperately not to fall asleep and spent more time searching for music than actually listening to my iPod.

Most of the stuff I came up with was poop. Sure it got me further into the mind of the protagonist, but as far as plot? I have doodly-squat.

So it totally makes sense that while I was stuck in traffic today, whilst running errands, a whole separate idea popped into my head. A nearly complete short film, just requiring a few tweaks here and there. Why does it always work like that?

Oh, and for anyone who visits (all 2 of you), here's a picture:
It's my weird attempt to draw Houdini. Don't ask me what's up with not drawing eyes. Even I don't understand my brainmeats sometimes.



*And if you were wondering: Rick Blaine = Bogart in "Casablanca", Bruce = Shark in "Jaws"

March 19, 2010

Shana Logic Contest Entry

So one of my favorite websites, Shana Logic (http://www.shanalogic.com), is having a fan art contest. The reward isn't huge ($100 gift certificate) but I used it as an opportunity to create something. The whole point of the contest is to create something inspired by Shana Logic's products. This is based on the bunny couple from Cry Wolf.

I'm finding that I need a deadline to get anything done--which isn't a great quality as far as a free-lance artist is concerned. It's easy to be lazy and call one's self an artist. It's not easy to be an artist. In many ways I find it's harder to wake up and sit at home working on a project than to get up and go to work at a business. I'm hoping at some point I can have a separate studio, some place I can go to that isn't living space also.