The plan is to draw on a layer above the lead actors face. So I need an image of that lead actor.
Through IMDb I found out it is Joel Courtney. A Google search on this name led me to Screened.com and the below images.
I used Google to get the images because I figured that the quality of the image isn’t important, I will be creating my image anew and separately.
I sourced a lot from this shot from the film, the “rubiks cube” thing that causes all the trouble of the film and also ends it- in many ways the catalyst, but not only that, the engine that keeps the film running.
I also looked into wallpapers from 1979 (the year the film was based in) as possible background patterns. I thought it could set the scene and vibe of the film.
I like this idea, it is arching back to the style of Spielberg’s original features (Goonies, Indiana Jones, Star Wars). Even if he wasn’t in complete control of all the listed films, he had an input to them and all their movie posters were in the oil painting style below. I like how, in the sense that Spielberg’s gone back to his roots with this film, so has the fan’s art work.
Here’s a portion of the initial sketches for my idea.
I began thinking about images with expression but soon realised I had decided that the face would be free of emotion and let the design set the mood.
I also am undecided whether to have (1) a simple illustration on a 1979 style background, (2) a plain background with the rubik’s cube face or (3) merge the two. My worries with pixel face and ’79 background is that it will be over busy and ruin the simplistic style that LWLies has..