Saturday, 12 October 2013

Dr No Tribute Artwork

Artwork for an imaginary "Dr No" poster in the style of the early '60, gouache on artboard, 80x60 cm.
The project started with different sketches and colour compositions. Initally I wanted to paint Connery in a black tuxedo but a white one is suited better for the Jamaican theme.
Different stages of the painting. I've started with the faces as they are the most difficult parts to paint. Below how this might have been used.

3 comments:

Bob said...

Peter,
Wonderful work and definitely a great tribute. I agree with you on the white tuxedo. It looks like my computer has a new wallpaper.

Peter Lorenz said...

Glad you like it!

David Morefield said...

Great image, and I like the way the "aged paper" effect makes it look vintage.

The Connery likeness is quite good, though somehow it looks like he's about to launch into a rendition of "Under the Mango Tree," which creates a bit of a disconnect with the "threatening" gun-in-hand pose.

I have to say that of all the films, DrNo always seems to afford the most diverse range of interpretations when it comes to poster images, most of them -- like this one -- worthwhile.