Adversary Season on TCM!

Just to let you know how the TCM project is developing. I’ve used the initial sketches which I posted previously to create large scale linoleum prints as a foundation for 3 film posters, the layout has developed from the artwork being framed by space to an aggressive crop of the face; the dirty and distressed print making techniques work as a visual metaphor for the characters’ qualities in the films.

Tchéky Karyo as Inspector Richards from Kiss of the Dragon

Lionel Atwill as Professor Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Jude Law as Harlen Maguire from Road to Perdition

*Update* Rather than post similar images again and again, I have replaced the images in this post with the final posters. Changes included manipulating the prints for more dramatic composition, refining the artwork used to remove some blotches and scratches in the paper, slightly muting the background colours and finally changing the layer blend effects so that the black ink is retained rather than absorbing some of the background colour – which previously made the whole image appear to be in the wrong hue.

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Turner Classic Movies Presents: Adversary Season (Hypothetically)

Competing among my peers for an internship with TCM, I am to present A2 posters advertising a hypothetical movie season; Adversary Season being my choice. As a foundation for this, I will be rendering the faces of iconic adversaries. To keep you up to date with my progress, my initial sketches are below:

Tchéky Karyo as Insp. Richards in Kiss of the Dragon Jude Law as Harlen Maguire in The Road to Perdition Lionel Atwill as Prof. Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon