Friday, September 12, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy - New Illustrations

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

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