"It’s not who I am underneath, It’s what I do that defines me"

Its finally time to reveal my latest piece I have been working on! The Poster Posse has been debuting its 10th project and this time it went into a slightly different direction. Instead of focusing on one particular upcoming movie, it was decided that instead we would honour a character that has been an icon for 75 years now. He has become one of the most popular characters ever written and developed and we have decided to pay tribute to him in the way we know best, through our art. 

My focus for this theme is simple, the defining aspect of Batman and the beginning of his journey was the death of his parents at a young age. This murder set about the pathway that Bruce Wayne would walk in order to become Batman, the caped crusader fighting for justice in Gotham. 

I had a lot of fun doing this piece and it was a great time developing my skill set. In particular, developing perspective was a big learning curve. I knew about it and have used it before but for this project, perspective was crucial to its success. 

So here is my final version with its Black and White variant. I hope you enjoy it! I have a few cool projects coming up which I am very excited about!

Cheers,

Tom

I can finally reveal this mammoth project I have been working on for a solid 3 weeks now. To celebrate the season 4 finale of Game of Thrones, I created a portrait series of some of the favourite characters from the show. However, I wanted to approach these portraits from a slightly different angle. I wanted these portraits to reflect the world they come from, the families they are born into and the personalities they have developed. On the left the regular character portraits are a moment in which the character is revealing their true selves, the person they are. On the right is the same portrait with the addition of each characters associated House Sigil or Banner Design for their respective houses/families. I felt this addition really tied the portraits back to the show and made portraits stronger as a whole. The animal depicted also details the characters personality more visually, giving you a look at their true nature.

These portraits are to celebrate the season finale and are on sale at herocomplexgallery NOW! If you buy 2 you get 1 free so you may as well grab a couple or grab them all! Purchase Here: http://goo.gl/EJjWfZ

Hope you enjoy them and hope you pick some up! Spent a really long time getting these right so I hope you like them too!

Cheers

On June 5th, blurppy and the Poster Posse released their latest offering to the masses. This time around it was Marvel’s upcoming Sci-Fi Opera comic book blockbuster (think I can add any more adjectives?) Guardians of the Galaxy! The next entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe storms into theatres August 1, so The Poster Posse assembled to create some of the most colourful, diverse and unique offerings to date. The release of both phases can be found on the Blurppy site Here and Here.  My entry is a bit of a different one for me. Initially I had a different concept underway, but ultimately due to time constraints I could not do it the justice I would have liked. Instead I chose to go in a more conceptual route focusing on the imminent danger that is hinted at in both the trailers and the plot synopsis I’ve read. So the main baddie is Ronan the Accuser and he is after an Orb (seen in the trailers) which is also believed to be an Infinity Gem (think the Ether in Thor 2 as well as the Tesseract). In turn, an unlikely group of ‘losers’ must band together to form the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and “stop evil before it wipes out the galaxy”. My poster depicts this struggle in a more conceptual way.  So far the project has gotten some MAJOR recognition, most of that coming from the director himself James Gunn! He has been periodically posting our posters up on his Twitter and Facebook pages! It has been great to see some recognition come from this stellar group of artists and we look forward to continuing on! Hopefully by the end of the weekend or early next week, I will have another project to reveal! Think… Game of Thrones.  Cheers

On June 5th, blurppy and the Poster Posse released their latest offering to the masses. This time around it was Marvel’s upcoming Sci-Fi Opera comic book blockbuster (think I can add any more adjectives?) Guardians of the Galaxy! The next entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe storms into theatres August 1, so The Poster Posse assembled to create some of the most colourful, diverse and unique offerings to date. The release of both phases can be found on the Blurppy site Here and Here

My entry is a bit of a different one for me. Initially I had a different concept underway, but ultimately due to time constraints I could not do it the justice I would have liked. Instead I chose to go in a more conceptual route focusing on the imminent danger that is hinted at in both the trailers and the plot synopsis I’ve read. So the main baddie is Ronan the Accuser and he is after an Orb (seen in the trailers) which is also believed to be an Infinity Gem (think the Ether in Thor 2 as well as the Tesseract). In turn, an unlikely group of ‘losers’ must band together to form the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and “stop evil before it wipes out the galaxy”. My poster depicts this struggle in a more conceptual way. 

So far the project has gotten some MAJOR recognition, most of that coming from the director himself James Gunn! He has been periodically posting our posters up on his Twitter and Facebook pages! It has been great to see some recognition come from this stellar group of artists and we look forward to continuing on!

Hopefully by the end of the weekend or early next week, I will have another project to reveal! Think… Game of Thrones. 

Cheers

Blurppy.com recently hosted their 7th Poster Posse project for the upcoming reboot of ‘Godzilla’. This was a cool project to do but like the previous project ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, I was stumped after a while. I knew right from the offset that I did NOT want to show Godzilla primarily, rather play on the terror and scale of the King of Monsters. I think the thing that audiences have responded to in the Godzilla trailers is the fact the Zilla himself is rarely and scarcely shown, and thats how I have approached it. I chose an angled composition as I believe it creates more energy and forward momentum in the piece, helping establish Godzilla’s direction in where he is going. I had a lot of fun and struggle with this poster but I managed to get it in on time! More news to come soon! Tom

Blurppy.com recently hosted their 7th Poster Posse project for the upcoming reboot of ‘Godzilla’. This was a cool project to do but like the previous project ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, I was stumped after a while. I knew right from the offset that I did NOT want to show Godzilla primarily, rather play on the terror and scale of the King of Monsters. I think the thing that audiences have responded to in the Godzilla trailers is the fact the Zilla himself is rarely and scarcely shown, and thats how I have approached it. I chose an angled composition as I believe it creates more energy and forward momentum in the piece, helping establish Godzilla’s direction in where he is going. I had a lot of fun and struggle with this poster but I managed to get it in on time!

More news to come soon!

Tom

'The Shawshank Redemption' On Sale at HCG

Hey guys!

So I just wanted to tell you guys that my ‘Shawshank Redemption’ poster created for Hero Complex Gallery’s tribute show to Stephen King is on sale now! It is on sale at HCG’s online store so if you would like to make a purchase then here is the link!

I will have some copies of the print at a later date if you particularly want one signed by myself! More information on that later on!

Thanks to everyone who may have went to the Gallery opening and/or since then. It looked like it was an amazing time for all in attendance. 

Thanks again,

Tom