Over the next two weeks you will see some interesting new work from me. To kick it off, I am teasing an alternate movie poster for the Keanu Reeves flick, 47 Ronin releasing in December. This particular poster is for Blurppy.com as part of Poster Posse #4.
I have discussed being a member of the Poster Posse here before, but just to refresh your memory, it is a group of high level artists brought together by Don Thompson of Blurppy to create amazing posters for new release movies. That almost sounds like the plot for Avengers, if the Avengers were comprised of amazing artists.
For 47 Ronin, I continued using the wide format style that you saw in my Gravity poster for Shortlist.com. I am referring to it as the "IMAX Cinematic" style. Basically, I am working at 12" x 36" which is a standard wide format frame size.
I have also been heavily experimenting with hand drawn illustration rather than relying on the pen tool in Illustrator. You will see some of that experimentation in my 47 Ronin poster. All the vines that make up the background and title text are hand drawn using a Wacom Tablet. I get even more crazy with hand drawn details in my next print that will be for Hero Complex Gallery's tribute to Jaws in November. More on that to come.
Check out Phase 2 of Blurppy's 47 Ronin poster project here to see my alternate movie poster in its entirety as well as see the other fantastic Posse member submissions. You can also see all the great submissions for Phase 1 of the 47 Ronin project that launched yesterday, here.