I'm concentrating on more nostalgic films from my childhood and teenage years ( apart from the odd Poster Posse project ) so it will be mainly stuff from the 80s and even late 70s. I'm very very old lol
These and one or two of the other pieces in your gallery, lead me to believe that you might be a bit of a Star Wars fan!
All three posters are beautiful and bestow a mystique and gravitas upon their subjects, far beyond (in my opinion) that which the source movies deserve.
I know I don't often comment on your postings but I do look at them all…honest!….and much of your work of late has been beyond exceptional. I think I've said it once before but I'll say it again anyway; I've followed your work since those heady, far off days at GFX (how long ago was THAT!!?) and you have grown like no other artist I've followed. Your output puts many of us to shame and the quality often sends me scuttling off to my work desk muttering "must try harder, must try harder!".
I've just finished another shoot in Cardiff, but the next time I'm up there we must arrange to meet (yeah I know you're miles away from there but I have a car and a sat nav) cos I'd love to meet the guy behind the work and buy him a drink!
I have to say that your words mean a hell of a lot to me as I have always considered and still so to this day a MASSIVE inspiration to my work and you are in my eyes ( don't argue here ) a far superior artist than I! I still remember the words of advice you gave me many years ago on GFX about me being so defensive about stating that I didn't use references, like I was somehow cheating if I did.And looking back on my first forays into digital art it is so painfully obvious I didn't use references lol! I use so many nowadays. So saying those words is quite humbling to me And yeah a pint WILL happen one day!
Ahhhh…the old 'references' chestnut! GFX's attitude (or rather the attitude of some of it's principal members) towards the use of reference material as well as much of the other dreadful advice handed out to young artists, was one of the contributing factors in me deciding to leave and come here. It's still a battle I fight with many of my students actually, which is doubly odd since many are young enough to have grown up with the internet where you can find images of just about anything you care to imagine. As a result I find myself having to teach the very basics in sculpting, how to observe and understand the forms they are trying to recreate, rather than the principals of make up effects which is what the course is supposed to be about. Hmmm?…there's a thought! Maybe it's BECAUSE of the internet! Artists of my generation taught ourselves through books and in every book I have there's always some little section with the artist working from a model or getting a friend (or even themselves) to hit a pose while they take a snapshot. The internet only ever hands out the gravy, never the meat and gristle that is the foundation of good art.
My hand has modelled for me so many times I think it should get an agent! I have thousands of images in folders as reference now and I'm constantly seeing stuff in mags and out and about that I think..'ooh that will come in handy with something or other! '