Saturday, May 21, 2011
|"The War of the Future" by Alexander Rodchenko|
But there's a special place in my (very cold) heart for Soviet Russia propaganda posters. There's just something about the colours, the geometric, minimalistic style, dramatic angles and heavy, bold font that appeals to me.
Anyway, for our final project in The History of Illustration we where all given an image by an artist from the last century and where to analyze the style of the actual image, the artist, and the social/political climate of the time: so basically any and everything surrounding this image. My image was named "The War of the Future" and was created by a Russian man by the name of Alexander Rodchenko.
Now, before this project I had no idea who the artist(s) that created all those old Soviet posters where; I just knew that I really really liked their work. So, by an incredible stroke of luck, I get to research the granddaddy of all those old posters that I love so much.
Anyway, I could go on and on about Rodchenko, but instead I'll just say his work has been a huge inspiration to me and the above poster was completely inspired by him and others of the Russian Constructivist movement.
As well as a challenge issued from Brian Best.
(PS: I am not talking about Alexander Rodchenko from Star Trek: TNG)
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Extended art of Mtg's Bloodghast from the Zendikar block.
Done for a client at the local hobby store here in Milton :
Going to start doing a couple more extensions/alterations soon I think, it was rather fun!
And how cool would it be to show up to a tourniment with a deck full of full-art cards (the best kind of card Wizards! Hint hint, nudge nudge)?
Now, unfortunately I can't take all the credit here; the original art for Bloodghast is done by 'Daarken'
(Real name? idk, but it's cool) who is fantastic by the way.
Bloodghast, Zendikar, Magic:the Gathering and all other registered trademarks are the property of
Wizards of the Coast.
Interested in having some custom art extensions done for your cards?
Send me a request at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll work something out!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I found out recently that it was Edgar Allen Poe's birthday (or anniversary of his death, I can't remember) a couple of weeks ago and decided to mark the occasion with a quick poster for/inspired by 'The Raven".
Took maybe an hour or so in Illustrator, it was fun!