Some Batman related stuff I've been doing in the past couple of years. Batman was inspired by the "Arkham City" video game that I've been plating lately, and Bane was, clearly, inspired by Tom Hardy's portrayal of the character in Nolan's "Dark Knight Rises". Generally, I'm not very fond of super-hero comic books, the only exception being the Caped Crusader!
March 23, 2016
February 16, 2016
December 20, 2015
October 01, 2015
August 08, 2015
May 14, 2015
February 08, 2015
Characters from the AMC's "Walking Dead", mostly Season 1-3. Started working on this in my spare time in October of 2013 when I started watching the show. Was working on it on and off until the end of 2014. During the work process, the size of the file grew, until eventually it was 11.000px in height at full zoom. Every character was painted individually, that's why the completion lasted for so long. I posted some of those individual shots in a Tumblr post.
January 18, 2015
November 01, 2014
Fan art inspired by the 1996 sequel to "The Crow". It had a few good moments (Iggy Pop in a small role, good production design), although it turned out to be a disappointment in comparison to the 1994 Brandon Lee original.
September 10, 2014
An illustration inspired by a summer trip to Greece two years ago. There was an annoying fat kid seated behind us in the bus the whole time (with his equally rude and noisy parents) and the traveling agency had sent along a pretty unusual representative as well (lower right corner). Hope you like it!
September 27, 2013
Liam and Noel Gallagher of Oasis, inspired by the Brit-Pop mania of the mid-90s... The background collage was the most interesting part to create. All the tabloid headlines were created from scratch in Photoshop, all the stories were typed in manually... Around 90% of them are authentic press news imported from various archives of the era... Only one had to be crafted by me because I wasn't able to find the original text, although the event described is true. I had loads of fun putting this together. Hopefully, it shows.
September 19, 2013
August 04, 2013
A not too ambitious piece of fan art, basically cleaned up and colored pencil sketches of main duo from the BBC series. I was too lazy to draw a London panorama for the background (which was the original idea when I decided to complete this), so I went along with a random underground map from Google... However, Baker St. ended up being visible (right above the O in the logo). Hope you like it!
July 21, 2013
June 16, 2013
June 06, 2013
March 11, 2013
These two were done as gifts for my girlfriend. She's mad for hippos for some reason. The first pic features her fave tennis player Novak Đoković and her pekehund Mimi (RIP!). The second one wasn't supposed to turn out so sinister looking: it was only when I finished the rendering I realized it resembles the iconic scene from Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" in which Martin Sheen rises from the water, so I decided to name it "Hippocalypse Now".
January 31, 2013
Inspired by the opening chapter of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" published in 2003 after five years of anticipation. The 2nd pic is just a simple fusion of two drawings, nothing special.
December 13, 2012
November 12, 2012
TOP: I turned this 2011 unused sketch of Joey Ramone into a tribute to the vintage B-production SF movies and the punk rock band The Lillingtons whose lyrics explore the very same iconography (check out their classic 1999 record "Death by Television"). The Ramones had similar moments - remember the song called "Zero Zero UFO" from 1989's "Brain Drain"? RIGHT: Joey Ramone as the Modesty Blaise type of a super-spy in the Cold War setting. This pin-up was inspired by the Riverdales' song "Last Stop Tokyo" and Lillingtons' phenomenal spy-themed album "The Backchannel Broadcast". Both bands were musically and thematically heavily influenced by the Ramones, so when I listen to their records I can only picture Joey Ramone singing those awesome lyrics.
October 26, 2012
A pin-up inspired by Steven Spielberg's 2005 film adaptation of the H.G. Wells' 19th century proto-SF novel, which I also like a lot. The creation of this pin-up lasted way longer than I had desired. It was conceived in July of 2011 when I drew a pencil sketch of only Rachel (played by Dakota Fanning) and the Tripod in the background. Then I left the piece unfinished to focus on some other projects; when I resumed the work some months later I decided to add her older brother Robbie to the picture... Finally, in the summer of 2012, I figured I might as well do the whole thing and add the character of Ray Farrier (portrayed by Tom Cruise). A few characters had to be recolored from scratch due to some new coloring approaches that I had developed in the meantime. I updated the pin-up once again by adding a Martian to the mix and finally the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft... Finally completed in September of 2014!
Don't forget to play THIS in the background and turn the volume to the max!
August 24, 2012
July 03, 2012
June 03, 2012
April 13, 2012
LEFT: Even though I never was a die-hard "Corto Maltese" reader, I did this experimental piece for a Hugo Pratt fan exhibit that will be held during Belgrade's "Night of the Museums" event on May the 19th. RIGHT: Maybe people couldn't guess by the looks of my art today, but Andre Franquin was possibly my biggest influence in art. I studied his style meticulously when I was 15. So, here's a tribute to this great artist and storyteller!
March 29, 2012
A fully colored pencil quickie of Professor Snape from "Harry Potter". It was just for a random drawing practice, but I decided to color it. Might've spent too many workhours on it, though. The most painful part? Drawing the Slytherin House crest. Seriously.
UPDATE: And here's an alternate take - with the portrait put underneath the parchment texture. Now it looks like one of those artist sketchcards. Which one do you like better?
December 30, 2011
September 07, 2011
I've recently watched the first two seasons of Misfits with my girlfriend. Then I drew this quickie of Nathan Young - both obnoxious and lovable, a twat and a prick - probably the most memorable character featured in this British science fiction comedy-drama.
2015 UPDATE: Found a pencil sketch of Kelly among my papers, so I colored it!
August 30, 2011
Fat Mike (bass, lead vocals), El Hefe (lead guitar, trumpet, backing vocals), Eric Melvin (rhythm guitar, accordion, the mel-yell) and Smelly (drums) from NOFX. NOFX are an American punk band formed in California in 1983. Today, they are probably the biggest and most popular independent punk band in the world best known for their D.I.Y. approach to music (minimal staff and crew, no management, self-promoting and show booking, staying off the major record labels, mainstream magazines, MTV and commercial radio stations). The artwork was inspired by their documentary series "NOFX: Backstage Passport" which was a lot of fun! I wanted to capture a kind of "trading card" look to it. Hope you like it!
Check out the awesome "NOFX: Backstage Passport" theme song.
July 20, 2011
Some of the recent Harry Potter quickies turned out fine, so I decided to clean them a bit and give them a full coloring treatment...