Monday, July 16, 2012

Video Detective: Grassroots

I am now finally putting the finishing touches on this big project I've been involved with, so I've had time to work on some other stuff--case in point, this portrait I did for the website Video Detective, which features thousands of trailers for all the latest movies, TV shows, and games.

For the next month, maybe longer, I'll be producing an original illustration based on a movie that comes out that week--and for this inaugural effort, I picked the indie film Grassroots, starring Jason Biggs (American Pie) and Joel David Moore (Avatar) about a ordinary citizen who decides to run for Seattle city council.

I went with the traditional campaign poster colors with a messy, almost hand-made look, like they were done with silkscreens, one by one, and then pasted up around the city. And since this Mr. Moore's first lead role, I made him the focus of the poster, rather than his character. Because, of course, if Grassroots is a big hit, this won't be the last time Moore is the lead!

Each week's portrait will appear on the Video Detective Facebook page on Fridays. So be sure to head over there and check out what I'm doing--and if you like it, be sure to Like, Share, and Comment. If they're a big enough hit, maybe I'll be doing these for more than this month!