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
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?