Monday, January 21, 2013

cinema vérité

Bonjour, mes amis! I have an homage to La Cité Des Enfants Perdus (The City of Lost Children!) over on the Silver Screen Society today! In case you've never been to this sweet project, these guys collect a handful of artists each month and have them create a piece inspired by a specific movie.

What's great about these guys is that they encourage people to think past doing a movie poster. Don't get me wrong, posters are THE BEST, but I had a great time forgetting about the overarching theme of the film and focusing more on parts that I found particularly inspiring. That cyclops truck really caught my eye, along with all the little contraptions the characters used (thus the dog/meat basket pulley system and using a mouse to steal a key). Oh, and if you haven't seen this movie yet you should really give it a try! Jean-Pierre Jeunet (the director of Amelie) puts his weird mark on a dark alternate reality, and it's a treat to hear Ron Perlman nail all of his French dialogue.

the original sketch / a few details I scanned in and used

Also, don't forget to check out the other pieces for January! And if you're in Minnesota STAY WARM TODAY. I'm considering not leaving my apartment, thanks a lot -8 degree weather.

OH p.s. I did a little header for the MCAD Alumni newsletter. They said I could do anything I wanted, so I did cake.


  1. With windchill it's -21.


    This illo is amazing. I'm in love with that teal ribbon.

  2. I LOVE this movie. So happy to see that it's on Silver Screen Society this month! Your contribution is fantastic.

  3. wowowow I love this. you have a phenomenal talent. lil pup + mouse are the cutest, and I love the shading! the eye reminds me of Pan's Labyrinth, too. great job! are you going to submit to the society monthly?