Sunday, 14 August 2011

Pierce Brosnan Artwork

Trying to re-create the 60ies poster look for a Brosnan Bond, gouache on board, 60x90 cm

8 comments:

Keir said...
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Anonymous said...

...says him (and look at his blog to learn a little more about him). I think it's very good. Room for some tweaks here and there but good to see the painted style.

David said...

Was he knocking the art? I thought Brosnan *was* one of those paper dolls with movable limbs, so maybe it's a compliment.

Seriously, it looks nice, even if I'm not a Pierce fan. "Generically handsome" males are the hardest to draw recognizably, and this one does the job.

I have to say, though, that as time goes on it gets harder to see the "bikni-clad babes clinging to the hero" images and not find them ridiculous. What worked in the 60s doesn't always work today, and I think that's especially true for the Brosnan era, where they seemed to bend over backward to "empower" the female characters, often to Bond's detriment.

Still a nice image, though, and the Connery ones were stellar. Now how about some love for Roger Moore?

Peter Lorenz said...

Thank you for the feedback - positive and negative. I agree that the whole thing is on the cheesy side and probably does not work nowadays. Well, worth a try...

Keir said...

Peter- I thought it was authentic art from the 90s produced by the studio! I should have looked more carefully! Please forgive my insensitivity... as an homage it's terrific but as I thought it was a product of an actual marketing campaign I thought it was ridiculously trying to imitate past glories to convince the public at the time that Brosnan was truly the new Connery; bring the 60s into the 90s. Anonymous is completely right- if you check out my blog you'll see I try to fool around with Photoshop. I'm very proud of what I've managed to cobble together given that I've never used the programme before, but the results are far worse than what you've managed to produce.
I've spent the weekend looking after a 7 month old and wrote that comment without thought- please take it in that spirit.

Peter Lorenz said...

Hello Keir,

No problem, as I said, I appreciate open feedback. It's one thing to copy an existing McGinnis but it's a challenge to create a new one from scratch. Well, another 20 years and I get there...

Peter

ridge. said...

Well done, Peter! This is a dead-on spoof. Personally, the Brosnan films are my least favorite (I loved him in Remington Steele, but didn't like his Bond films), but you've totally nailed the cheesy (in a good way!) vintage Bond look AND his likeness. Excellent!

pat said...

I really like your Mcginnis and Mcarthy recreations , Peter, but this is my favorite because it's a Lorenz original and it's both a homage and a new piece of Bond art.
Love it!
The girls are very sexy and Pierce looks great, I think Brosnan is the most difficult likeness of the Bonds, but you pulled it off nicely.
One small criticism though,the eyes might need a bit more work, just to give him that twinkle in PB's eyes.
Other than that small detail, the piece is beautiful.