Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas is here again Pt.02

So a few months after my designs were turned in, the folks at Renegade asked if I'd be interested doing a series of illustrations for a montage piece that super talented artist, Scott O'Brien had storyboarded. Style wise, they were looking for something in the vien of the Mary Blair's book, "I Can Fly". Yikes....talk about setting the bar high!!

Well, being a huge fan of Mary Blair's work, I knew right away that that I can never reproduce the charm and beauty of her illustrations. After a brief moment of utter panic, I decided the best way to approach it, was to not try and copy her work.... but do my own version of it. The following series of illustrations are the ones that appear in the movie. Despite all the artistic flaws I see in them now, I still think they were sucessful in capturing the feeling of her work. Anyway...enough yakkity yak. Merry Christmas to you all, and hope you guys enjoy em!!











27 comments:

wolfboy said...

Steve; these are INCREDIBLE. You were right to follow your own heart/path--these are so honest and fluid--which only comes from your own 'grit', as it were. I would buy this book if it was one.

Thanks for the new posts (finally).

Merry Mex-mas!

Keith Kerstetter said...

These are great, they definitely have 'Blair flair' while still being your own. Nice job!

Gary Ham said...

EXCEPTIONAL work all around Steve. Great designs, color and charm in each one. The feature looks amazing and screams you did the designs. Congrats and I look forward to seeing it which ever format it comes out on. So far I haven't been able to find out it's for tv, direct to dvd, or a feature film release.

Kei Acedera said...

Steve these are absolutely adorable!!! I want to see this film! Congratulations and I wish you all the best this holiday and in the new year!

Doktor Viktor Von Kreep said...

Hey Steve! These are all really amazing! You can see the Mary Blair vibe. Keep posting more!

Mike Laughead said...

I just wanted to say how awesome these illustrations are.

Bobby Chiu said...

Those are sooo cute! Love em all!

Mel Maduro said...

These are so fantastic! Your work is amazing.

scott said...

Beautiful work! Definitly feeling the Mary Blair influence. Great idea to do your own interpretation instead killing yourself trying to copy her work. definitely successful.

Geek Booteek said...

DUDE!! Awesome!!!!

R.A. MacNeil said...

These kids are all super cute. My fav is the kid playing baseball.

-Ryan

Mukpuddy said...

Freakin amazing bro!!! Can't wait to see the movie, will it be going to dvd?

Dan Segarra said...

Man Steve, awesome stuff as usual. Keep it coming!

Thanks for the Holiday card too. :)

Kali Fontecchio said...

These are beautiful!

Shellie K said...

This is awesome Steve Thanks for getting the word out...I haven't even posted anything. man hope this movie see's the light of day. Your works absolutely was awesome on it. I have never actually seen these great paintings myself . Thanks for posting them !

scott vanden bosch said...

excellent blog - great work !

Jav said...

Mary who?!
SAAAAWEEEEEEET...
Happy holidays foo...

RAWLS said...

heehee...those turned out great Slambo! Merry Christmas my friend and Happy New Year!!

Matt W said...

These are AMAZING. Wow. Awesome work, man.

pumml said...

Super cuteness! Swirly elbows rock.

tomm said...

totally beautiful just love the style and colours

garyfields said...

steve,
truly excellent work. a tough job to take on, but you did a great job. the rest of your work on the blog is awesome.

Dee C.K. said...

Awwww... these came out sooo good! great stuff dude! ;)

Fabian Dores Pais said...

Wow, fabulous work, i'll be back

Israel S said...

So nice!

Kevin Barber said...

Superior. The ghost of Mary smiles upon thee.

Chris Kennett said...

2 years on, they're now giving this movie away free with Newspapers here in Oz. I saw the designs and recognised your work from this post. Fantastic work all round.