“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud
Monday, April 24, 2006
My good friend Ivan Brandon (of 'NYC MECH' fame) brought it to my attention that he didn't know that I had done an image for the opening credits for the 'UltraViolet' movie, nor had he seen the film. I don't know if those images are available online somewhere, but for Ivan's sake I'm putting up the one I did - along with the rough and the B&W stage for reference.
The 'rough' version has a splash of color thrown in so that when I sent it in for approval, the powers-that-be can sort of make out the image I was going for. They told me how much they liked the effect and that's why I executed the same technique for the final cover. I don't know if they (the movie production company) eventually used the logo I came up with in the final/colored version, but that wasn't my primary concern. I was (am) in the company of some pretty damn impressive illustrators in that opening title seuqence - I just didn't want to be the weakest link.
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