Creative Mondays 217 – The Valley

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The Valley illustration

What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

Although there’s a greater amount of ‘fan art’ consisting of movie/comic book characters on this blog, every now and then I like to throw in something more original. Pinterest is usually where I find my inspiration for these illustrations, there’s so much concept art out there it’s incredible.

So with a little concept art style in mind I created this valley landscape with a traveller in search of a tower in the distance. This piece was created entirely within Photoshop, building up the layers and textures and focusing on the light source at the centre of the composition. As with most Monday’s creations this could become a bit of a series, another one of those ideas for the backburner.

Creative Mondays 216 – Superman

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Superman silhouette design

What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

Once Batman was out of the way, it had to be Superman next. Continuing with the DC Comics superheroes, Kal-El makes an appearance in front of his all important life source. If there’s any suggestions as to which DC (or Marvel) hero I should do next, please feel free to leave a comment below!

Creative Mondays 215 – The Revenant Poster

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The Revenant Poster design

What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

It’s rare that I’ll design a poster before I’ve seen a film but I’ve made an exception for The Revenant. From what I’ve seen and so far heard about this film it sounds like a captivating story and one that is beautifully shot. I’ve taken some inspiration from the trailer here but I was just playing around with some imagery and an illustrative style that I’d like to progress in the future.

Leo’s getting the Oscar for this one finally yeah?

Creative Mondays 214 – True Grit Poster

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True Grit Poster

What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

Okay so looking at this week and last week’s post, you might think there’s a ‘punishment’ theme going on but I assure it was all by accident. I had just watched the Coen brothers remake of ‘True Grit’ (with the awesome Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn) which is one of the rare films that I think a remake actually works as well as the original. I was inspired and wanted to create an image that I saw captured in the film.

The scene lent itself in particular to my style of silhouette design and so a quick sketch later and some Photoshop work and here we have it!

*EDIT*
I was playing around with the colour on this piece and put together an alternate that I quite like.

True Grit Alternate Poster

Creative Mondays 213 – Boba Fett – Punishment

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What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

Star Wars and comic books. I can’t get those two subjects out of my head. So if you can’t beat ’em, create a remix with Boba Fett as the Punisher! Mixing my favourite bounty hunter with Marvel’s awesome antihero. I want to see this as a comic!

This image was built from scratch using Photoshop and Illustrator and using reference images of Boba Fett I found online.