I have indeed been busy over the past two weeks, working on my portfolio. I am currently working on a series of Guardians of the Galaxy illustrations and here you can see them along with the references used in creating these pieces. I've seen the movie 4 times in theaters and it's still as great and funny every time. This and Captain America Winter Soldier are my two favourite movies of the year. What I wouldn't give for the chance to work on these wonderful Marvel feature films.
|Star Lord saving Gamora - with a little bit more action!|
I wanted to portray Star Lord shooting back at Ronan's minions while daring to go into space to save Gamora. I love the scene as it is although I wanted to try working with a character in a zero gee environment.
|Star Lord - References|
Using references to capture the feel, the look, the textures of the components are a world of fun. Rocket and Groot were a world of fun and I wanted to show their strengths as they work together as a symbiotic partnership. I love how Groot can control his vines and branches at will so I wanted to show him getting angry and going berserk with a burst of branches forming out of his body. Rocket is a genius and a weapons specialist and I love how he uses Groot's height and body to overcome his own lack of height. Here, they are fighting the good fight and not backing down.
|Rocket and Groot|
Groot was a challenge that I had a lot of fun with in getting as close to the original texture of his bark-body as I could. Because so many other illustrations show Rocket up on Groot's shoulder i wanted to show him in a different position and clinging to Groot's body as he fired his weapon.
|References for Rocket and Groot|
I am so happy with the work of James Gunn and his crew with how they all brought their game in making this dream of his a reality and a really AMAZING one. Next up... Drax the Destroyer. I'll have to channel my inner tortured-warrior-brute self and have some fun tearing up the canvas with this one.
Cheers, Jaime xo