Latest work - Admit 3 Movie Marathon
This painting in the 3rd installment of a movie mash up work, it will contain characters from popular movies, past and present. Here you can come on a journey and follow the work in progress.
The idea coming to the forefront here is independence day's alien ship has just fired onto the skyscraper for the first time, however replacing the skyscraper is the castle from Frozen, at the base are the penguins from Madagascar, the character from Ice Age, and the characters from Frozen. Soon to be added at the top will be a plane trying to throw water onto the fire, however the water has been replaced by a bucket of pop corn, which tumbles down over the characters including the three people from the movie Singing in the rain, or in this case singing when hit by falling popcorn. Remember l do try to replace the seriousness of life with comedic relief.
In this scene, the Blue Brothers are driving the police car with Papa Smurf and Cookie monster inside, they were trying to out run Brave heart warriors, Aladdin's genie, Superman, the blue M&M, Huckleberry Hound, Road Runner, Betty from the Flintstones, the blue care bear and blue the dog. They are wanting to be acknowledged as a "Blue's Brother" essentially for being blue in colour.
The Finished Painting
This is the finished painting, l really liked how it looked when complete and am l very happy with the aesthetics, balance, colour and finish. Lets have a look a some breakdown images within the work.
This closeup is of the right hand top corner. The theme of the painting was around an alien invasion just starting, so at the top of the work you are starting to see evidence of the aliens arrival and movies such as Independence day, Gravity, ET, Star Wars taking shape.
Life down this end of the painting is business as usual, the alien's have not been sighted or invaded this painting section yet, so things are pretty happy. Singing in the rain, the Flintstones, Sesame street and Bananas in Pajamas make appearances.
Batman and Robin in the Bat cave meets characters from Charlie and the Chocolate factory and Sesame Street.
Charlie and the chocolate factory.
Every movie work l do has the golden ticket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in it.
This is the start of the Alien invasion, the space ship from Independence Day armed by the Aliens, Darth Vader and Close Encounters of the third kind shoots down and blows up the ice castle from Frozen starting the war.
Here the Aliens are just starting to make themselves known. The Tri pod from War of the Worlds is there and all the little green men. There are loads of movies and tv series characters located in this small section.
All characters are hand drawn.
You will see that the appearance of the work is etched back, l love doing this process to my movie works as it gives them such a unique look, reminds me of the old film reels that has that scratchy quality about it. It provides an interesting look to a painting that is never seen much, in fact l have never seen it done on a painting, that's not to say it hasn't been done though. It provides an old vintage look, but then the painting is varnished with about 4 coats so its shiny and new. It is really interesting.
I do very much enjoy doing these works, l laugh at what themes l do and how the characters find their place into it. Its a long process but a fun one. This work took months to complete.