Saturday, January 13, 2007
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.