I'm really looking forward to 'Spider-Man: Homecoming', and I genuinely think Tom Holland could be the best Peter Parker/Spiderman we've had on the big screen, but what I didn't like, was the official theatrical poster that was released today.


It looks like (and I don't mean this as offence to anyone) but it looks like fan-art. Very busy, seemingly slapped together.

Now, I'm not saying anything I do is better than someone who was paid millions by Disney to do some promo art, but I feel that Homecoming doesn't need a busy, overly chaotic poster to showcase the movie, so here is my Homecoming poster.

All done in Photoshop and Krita, with a Wacom Intuos Pro, mouse and keyboard.









"I'll be back...In shades of pink and blue"

I've never done a Terminator piece before, and although I messed up Arnies mouth a smidge, pretty happy with it! Will revisit this at some point, as I think it could be better, but for now, here it is!

All done in Photoshop and Krita, with a Wacom Intuos Pro, mouse and keyboard.



Let it be known, that 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' is one of the best films ever made. Even after 29 years the film still holds up, it still looks amazing, and the acting is still so, so good.

There's actually a really interesting video about why 'Roger Rabbit' still holds up incredibly well, so if you're a fan of the movie, or even just about animation, it's really worth checking out.

For the poster, it originally started as another neo-noir piece, but I wasn't happy with it, and it seemed too crazy-for-the-sake-of-being-crazy, so I scrapped it, and instead went with a more minimal noir style.

It doesn't seem as wild or intricate as some of my other pieces, but I think the low colour pallet and grubby pattern texture makes the piece seem more 'pop' against the white background.

The idea for Roger under the magnifying glass, was that he would appear to have finger prints on him, hence the pattern shift, but not 100% if that comes across.

Anyway, all done in Photoshop and Krita, with a Wacom Intuos Pro, mouse and keyboard.




Bioshock Infinite is a gorgeous game, and one of the best in the series (granted, there's only been three games, but still!) and as a gift for one of my birthdays, fellow PvP Presenter, Dan, brought me the 'Art of Bioshock Infinite' which is both a brilliant book for fans of the series and art alike.

However, the artists of Bioshock Infinite (which I wont name as there are quite a few!) are immensely talented and creative, and I didn't even want to try and replicate their style.

So, I decided to go for a very minimal, yet punchy piece, which, although not intended, is very similar to the poster art for 'La La Land'. Which I've never watched by the way.

All done in Photoshop and Krita, with a Wacom Intuos Pro, mouse and keyboard.





Another rather overlooked game at times, is Max Payne 3. Whilst it was very well received (yours truly reviewed it back when Tech Beever was more than a distant memory, and not just an archive at Podcast vs Player), I don't seem to remember it flying off the shelves like it should've.

Anyway, while I sit and wait for RockStar to announce either Max Payne 5 or AT LEAST a remaster of 3 (and 1 & 2 while you're at it!), I decided to neo-noir it up with some Max Payne poster art.

All done in Photoshop and Krita, with a Wacom Intuos Pro, mouse and keyboard.



Anyone who knows me knows I'm a big fan of the Deus Ex franchise (even Human Revolution), and one of the reasons (other than it being an amazing cyberpunk esque world) is the art direction. Everything looks so bleak, but in a future, stylish way. Only thing that I never 100% got on board with, is the humish yellow glow that surrounds a big bulk of the game (but then again, I'd have just replaced it with pinks, purples and turquoise!).

So, here's Mr Adam Jenson, with a more cyberpunk colour pallet, sporting his signature combat nano-ceramic blades.

The title credits 'Deus EX', is done in a similar manner to some of my 007 works, in which I utilize the two titles togther. Using a very minimalistic font (Tall & Lean), with a character spacing of 1780, but highlighting the E and the X in pink to create EX.

All done in Photoshop and Krita, with a Wacom Intuos Pro, mouse and keyboard.



Now, I'm not a particularly big fan of Star Trek (although I quite like Next Generation and a few of the Picard era films, oh, and the new ones aren't bad!), but I quite liked the idea of The Reman Praetor Shinzon being a failed clone of Picard.

Anyway, I've never actually seen Star Trek: Nemesis, but did this Neo-Noir poster for fellow PvP Presenter, Dan.

All done in Photoshop and Krita, with a Wacom Intuos Pro, mouse and keyboard.



With the upcoming release of Blade Runner 2014, a film set hirty years after the events of the first film. A new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

So, with the excitement that looms for that, I decided to revisit one of my most influential movies of all time, Blade Runner.

For the poster, I tried to capture the neo-noir vibe from the original movie, so lots of pinks, turquoise and of course, Harrison Ford looking mopey (and younger).

All done in Photoshop and Krita, with a Wacom Intuos Pro, mouse and keyboard.