This saying may have it’s roots grounded in religious texts, but it’s also a feeling that every soldier, marine, sailor and airmen that’s found themselves in combat know well. That willingness to do anything and everything for the man or woman at your side in their time of need. It’s not about bravery or heroism. It’s not about politics or country or even defeating the enemy. It’s about family. You take care of your own, and you’ll do anything for them.
I’ve posted that piece before but I’ve gone back in on a few spots that had been bugging me since I posted it. The brain and a few other spots were reworked and cleaned up. The reason was so that I could add it to the new much more random web shop I’ve set up for one off things like this!
I love Blade Runner. It’s actually a shame it’s not in my movie collection yet. I’ll have to remedy that in the near future and see if I can’t grab it on blu-ray. The gritty atmosphere, the details and Scott’s ability to create a world you can almost smell are all on show here. If you haven’t seen this one, you’re missing out.
In an effort to push my limits a bit more in the digital realm, this piece was done entirely in the computer. I had a rough sketch I worked out in my book but from there I worked exclusively in photoshop. I really wanted to push myself on detailing an environment as well. The city is such a huge character in the movie and gives just as much to the narrative as the actors. The color scheme is worked from a base CMYK set up and this was actually created with cmyk layers for screen printing. I’ll likely never work that way again, it’s just so much hassle to set everything just right, but it did teach me a lot as much as I hated it.