Thursday, July 28, 2011

MOLD! movie poster 02

Here's another installment of my painting process of the MOLD! movie poster for the film that my buddy created. Look to my post earlier in this month to see the initial production of this painting. 

This is the stage I start laying down all the shadows. I like to work from dark to light, so everything should look muddy and gray at this stage.

At this stage, I start to lay down the base colors of the various subjects across the painting.

I'm finally getting to the fun part of painting, where I do the rendering and modeling, building up the form of the subjects. In this case, I started on the three masked military dudes because they're the smallest subjects of the overall painting.

Overboard Rescue

Here's an illustration I was hired to produce. It's based on an old etching or engraving that I was given to emulate.

More "Chip:The 21st Century Superhero" images

Here's a recolored version of a prior drawing I posted. After learning more about computer coloring, I was able to add some extra effects and overall coolness to the drawing.

Here's the character Strong-Arms in all his villainous glory. I like the lighting effects I was able to use on this drawing.

Here's another of the Chip's villains named Virus. She has a history with Stanley and will be featured in future stories of the Chip.

This last image is a portrait of a young Stanley Ross and his family before he's destined to become the technological superhero of the 21st century. His uncle, Jeff, can be seen to the left.

Go to to see what's up with the Chip. © George Jack

Sunday, July 17, 2011

MOLD! movie poster

A filmmaker friend of mine, Neil Meschino, has asked me to paint a poster for his awesome movie, MOLD!, a well done indie horror/comedy film. Here's my initial layout and preliminary work on the canvas. 
I lay down a layer of color just to get rid of the white of the gessoed canvas. Then I used carbon paper to transfer my linework, which I drew on the computer using Photoshop. I printed it all out on 15+ pages of 8.5"x11" and taped them together to make the full sized rough to transfer to my 24"x36" canvas. I then went over those lines with a ball point pen to finalize my layout for the painting. I only did this process because of the elaborate composition and likenesses needed of all the performers of the movie shown on the painting.  I'll be posting more of my painting process as I work through it.

This is my initial rough fully drawn in Adobe Photoshop. 

This is my first pass at laying down color for my underpainting.

Here's my second pass of underpainting to be used as a base color for my line work transfer.

Here's my printed layout of the drawing done in Photoshop. I taped all the pages together to make the full size of the canvas. Beneath this layout is a layer of carbon paper that will transfer my lines to the canvas as I retrace the lines of my rough.

The carbon paper didn't work as well as I hoped, so I went in with a ball point pen to fully realize my sketch on the canvas. This step is important because it's the compositional basis for the poster. I don't own a good camera to take pictures of the large size of the painting, so sorry for the flash ;)

I'll be posting more steps of my painting process until the piece is done. It has been awhile since I've painted so I'm excited to finish this!