One of my all time favorite movies is PT Anderson's Boogie Nights. Every performance is pitch perfect and the 80's record recording sessions are some of the highlights of the movie. I've often wondered- what would Dirk and Reed's record have looked like if they had only raised the money to make the demo?
This isn't representative of one instance, but an amalgam of the many times I go out to the movie theaters in LA. For a city that is the most closely associated with Hollywood and film, theater goers here are very often incredibly disrespectful and can't seem to watch a movie without texting, chatting, or any number of annoying activities. As a film buff, it's incredibly sad to see the theater is no longer the sacred ground it used to be. Now it just seems people can barely tear themselves away from their phones for two hours. In addition to the ever-escalating prices, I fear the magic of going to the movies has been lost for many people. I hope we can find our way back before it's gone for good.
For today's challenge, the idea was to make your own B-Movie poster. I chose to imitate the classic Irwin Allen style disaster pic that was really popular in the 70's, and load it with as many terrible butt jokes as possible. Gotta keep it classy. (Or is that gassy?)
Today's challenge was to draw a musical, so I decided to illustrate one of my favorites from childhood- West Side Story. I still am enormously moved by this movie, especially Natalie Wood's tearful scene at the end (50 year old spoiler alert). It really amuses me to hear that the two leads didn't get along at all during filming, which is kind of funny since I always thought they had great chemistry. I guess that's just good acting, haha.
Jeff Victor studied art/design at the University of Kansas and has worked as an illustrator ever since. Some of his clients include Cartoon Network, Nick Jr. Animation, Warner Bros Animation, ABCMouse, BBC/Create Media, National Geographic Kids, East West Animation, Playstation, HBO, DMS Films/Academy Awards, IFC, Bicycle Casino, K&Company, Hallmark Cards, and Universal Studios: Hollywood.
Jeff recently finished a seven year stint as a designer for Nickelodeon Games and is currently working as a freelance illustrator.
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