Saturday, January 13, 2007

IF: 80's

Example

This is my submission for illustration friday's 80's theme. I drew it just before starting college around 1989. If you look closely, the man is holding a number of 1980's movies... Moonstruck, Bright Lights-Big City, Fatal Attraction, French Lieutenant's Woman and a couple others I can't identify. At the time it was the best illustration I'd ever done. For awhile it actually hung prominently on the wall of the video rental store where I worked. Surprisingly, this piece brought me a lot of personal commissions. Reason being, people would frequently ask who drew the poster. One thing would lead to another and before I knew it I was drawing people's dogs or cars from the photos they brought in. Since I was young, any opportunity to draw (and get paid for it) was a good thing.

Looking back on it today, it's embarrassing to think this was my best work at one time. But it's still remains one of my sentimental favorites.

10 comments:

erika said...

i like it. it's good and got you more work. nothing wrong with that :)

Francisco Loyola said...

Great Beginning, and some good movies, I still like Moonstruck.

Kaya said...

Good story behind this one. And the man's expression has such glee. An 80's moment, for sure.

Joan said...

I like his expression very much. It's a great portrait. Hmmm, maybe I should put a drawing up at my work place...

Michelle Lana said...

great work!

Anonymous said...

his face is hilarious.

Anonymous said...

I think it's cool that you shared this with everyone.

louie said...

nice job! the man reminds me of a taller danny devito.

Anonymous said...

ITs a shame for me tha tI dont know any of these movies :(

But because of the explanation I understood the concept very well.

good work :D

Jelene said...

i think it's great!! i love looking at old drawings of other artists. it's cool to get a glimpse into how it all started! :)