Sunday, June 30, 2013
National Lampoon's Commission
If anyone grew up in the 80s, you'll easily remember the National Lampoon's film posters by Boris Vallejo; if you didn't grow up in the 80s, he also did the epic poster for the Aqua Teen Hunger Force film. Well, I had a commission a few weeks ago from a friend who wanted something in that style. This is hilarious as I just... don't paint remotely in a style like Boris Vallejo, and he's basically up there with Frank Frazetta. It's just ridiculously daunting.
But I like a challenge and my friend had yet to get one of his best buddies a wedding gift. This became a belated Congratulations-you're-married-and-now-you're-having-your-first-child, gift. So here's my take on attempting to paint like Boris Vallejo. Some quota to fill: Make it a National Lampoon's film poster with bad ass stuff like lightning, something involving San Francisco, video games etc.