Friday, September 30, 2005
My Sole Contribution to NCSA's Thesis Films of 1999: This Movie Poster
Just to spare you and everyone else the pain of looking at Tom DeLay's ugly mug all weekend, I thought I'd quickly post up another image. I decided on this. This is a poster I did for Danny McBride's 4th year movie called Eddie Noble and the Heroes. If any of us were any good at Photoshop Version (whatever version was then-current in 1999), then we probably would have kept the image black-and-white and just colored it in using the program. But since no one was (for evidence please view the "pennies" flying out from the the red-eyed white man above, played by Tyler Baum), we just colored the actual drawing with markers. The original is gone, I believe, and this copy, the poster taped to the door at our LA Screenings, is the only copy I'm aware of. I really liked this thing until I colored it in. The markers had a way of loosening the ink and blurring the lines which didn't ruin it, but marred it a bit. But I think the faces of the characters look like the actors I was drawing, which doesn't usually happen when I'm trying to draw real people, so Danny lucked out. Doug Balcer on the left, Eric Metzgar on top (I believe that's his name), Lucius Dillon on the right, and the hot blonde drama chick in the purple cape; I can't remember her name. And last, but not least, Matt Gray in the bottom left. His yellow-lined circle of happy optimism is my favorite part of the poster and not just because it's a smilin' Matt Gray in the middle, but because I like the way the orange and yellow contrast with the blue sky; it lightens up the whole thing nicely. Anyway. That's really it for the week. Have a good weekend everybody.