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.
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!
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.
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!
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".
"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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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?
Inspired by "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows". I have to admit I'm not really satisfied with the pencil work I pulled on this one, but it served its purpose of being a testbed for my ongoing color experiments well. This turned out to be the last post of 2011 although I have six more unfinished illustrations that will be carried over into 2012, along with recoloring the old works.
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.
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.
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...
LEFT: Sirius Black - based upon Gary Oldman - in his human and Animagus form, with the ancient Black family house elf, the vile Kreacher and the notorious Azkaban prison in the background. RIGHT: Year four Harry from the "Goblet of Fire" era. Inspired by the looks of actor Daniel Radcliffe.
Ramones fan art originally drawn in 2010. The Ramones were my favorite band during high-school, featured in my drawings as far back as 2000. Very inspirational characters and always so much fun to draw!
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.
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!
Some Aerosmith fan art drawn in 2010, colored in 2013. Bought my first Aerosmith cassette when I was 13. I rarely listen to the band now, but when I do (once in a couple of years) it makes me wanna draw them badass dudes. I'm considering adding the remaining bandmates and making this a pin-up...