Monday, 19 September 2011

Goldeneye Sketches

I've been doing a lot of work on the computer lately so I felt like it was time I got my sketchbook and pencil back out.

I've always been a fan of hand painted movie posters, particularly those by artists such as Drew Struzan, Robert Mcguinness and Richard Amsel. They created some of the greatest movie posters ever. Unfortunately the hand painted poster is a lost art with companies always using photoshop to advertise modern movies.

The James Bond films started out using amazing hand painted posters but moved onto digital photography for the later films.

I'm trying to recreate the classic poster look for one of my favorite Bond film's, Goldeneye. Above are some of my preliminary sketches where I'm looking at all the elements I want to use in the final image.

Just as a side note, these sketches were the last pages of this particular sketchbook. It only took me a year to fill it up! Maybe I'll go back to an A3 size for my next book.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

1930's Streamliner Locomotives

I have discovered a series of American trains built in the 1930's that were designed with an Art Deco style. These Streamliner Locomotives are absolutely stunning and huge in size. Unfortunately they did not get much use in their time and were quickly replaced.

The looks of these trains are so unique and different from anything I've seen before. I find it hard to believe these were actually really built and run. They would look right at home in a science fiction film. Here's some quick sketches of three I found particularly inspiring.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Long and Short Grey

Just added a grey background to give a point of focus and make the text more legible.

Long and Short II

Here's a second go at the logo. The dog needed to be at a lower angle to see the short legs and long hair. I've also included my quick tablet sketches as I was looking for a pose.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

The Long & the Short of it

This evening I spent a few hours making this logo. I only used my graphics tablet which was a nice change. There's possibly too much detail of the cute dog for a logo that would be lost in a small scale. It's hard fighting my desire to create realistic imagery. This made a nice change from all the 3D work I have been doing lately.