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 27, 2013
September 19, 2013
August 04, 2013
July 21, 2013
June 23, 2013
Out of the blue I did this Bruce Willis pencil 15-minute quickie. I colored it for practice and exploited the similarities between the characters of NYPD detective John McClane from the "Die Hard" films and taxi-driver Korben Dallas from "The Fifth Element". No photo references used. Hope you like it!
June 16, 2013
June 06, 2013
First two pages of my new comic. Actually it's a remake of my 2004 effort (you can still find it somewhere earlier in the bloglist or under the "comics" label). Will post the 3rd page when it's done.
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
"The hottest day of summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive. Cars that were usually gleaming stood dusty in their drives and lawns that were once emerald green lay parched and yellowing; the use of hosepipes had been banned due to drought. Deprived of their usual car-washing and lawn-mowing pursuits, the inhabitants of Privet Drive had retreated into the shade of their cool houses, windows thrown wide open in the hope of tempting in a nonexistent breeze. The only person left outdoors was a teenage boy who was lying flat on his back in a flower bed outside number four."
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, this summer, I figured I might as well do the whole thing and add the character of Ray Farrier (portrayed by Tom Cruise). Some new coloring approaches that I developed in the meantime were introduced on this one. In fact, few characters had to be recolored from scratch due to this. I updated the pin-up once again by adding a Martian to the mix.
Anyway, hope y'all like it - and don't forget to play THIS in the background and turn the volume to the max!
August 24, 2012
Last November I drew this Tom Waits portrait as a birthday present for my best mate. It was colored traditionally in grayscale watercolor. Prior to that I scanned the lineart and now here's a digitally painted version in technicolor.
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
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...
July 10, 2011
June 12, 2011
Two commissioned covers for two related projects. 1.) Cover art for an episode ("Stayin' Alive") of "Bloodless" comic book created and written by Marko Stojanović. Published in Serbia by System Comics. 2.) The colored version of the pencil illustration I was asked to do for the cover of "Vekovnici" Sketchbook #4. I previously did a 3-page sequential for a "Vekovnici" book in 2010, published by System Comics.
May 28, 2011
The promo material (biography) and the banner/e-mail invitation I produced for my upcoming exhibition at Belgrade Student Cultural Center which will be held from June 3rd to June 17th. On display will be an array of my previous work (childhood era included, starting with 1989) complete with current digital artwork. I especially enjoyed assembling all of my childhood heroes - featured throughout my career - for the first time in one single picture: Gremlins, Jurassic Park, The Addams Family, Terminator, The Crow, Alien, Starship Troopers, Godzilla and fighter jets/Robotech...
UPDATE: A big "thank you" to everyone who came to see the exhibit!
February 28, 2011
February 07, 2011
February 04, 2011
January 22, 2011
December 06, 2010
October 23, 2010
September 19, 2010
The sick Triceratops scene. Paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (portrayed by Sam Neil) and paleobotanist Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) from Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park". Every now and then I tend to re-watch this exciting movie and it amazes me over and over again.