Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Have yourself a very Kubrick Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you! My newest evolution is is a little different. It's a tribute to some of the best films by legendary director Stanley Kubrick. I recently saw the LACMA exhibit of Kubrick's films here in LA, and it was stunning. The original props, the annotated screenplays, his original director's chair- what a treasure trove of film geek goodies! If you guys like these "director" evolutions, let me know. I've got a couple more ideas for future illustrations, but if you have any ideas for filmmakers you'd like to see, please leave them in the comment section, or on my facebook art page (link to the right). They have to have at least 5 iconic movies to their name. The more recognizeable the characters, the better. Thanks, and have a great holiday!

Friday, December 21, 2012

30 years on, and I still love Masters of the Universe

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Masters of the Universe, one of my favorite toy lines as a kid. I watched a few of the cartoons in the early 80's, but never really got into them. I made up my own personalities and voices for each of the characters that was totally at odds with how the cartoon made them out to be. The toys were the the things that captured my imagination. The designs of the characters were just hilariously over the top, yet perfect. A giant bee man, a skull faced guy, an elephant guy with a metal head? What more could you ask for at 6 years old?! I hope someone finds a new way to reboot the franchise, because I'd love to see He-Man brought back to the big screen using today's special effects. I hope you enjoy my tribute to the manliest hero of the 80's.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Evolution of Charlize Theron

One of my favorite actresses has to be Charlize Theron. Obviously I didn't include every one of her memorable roles, but I tried to choose some of her most iconic ones. Who could have predicted the icy blond temptress cat-fighting with Teri Hatcher in 2 Days in the Valley would be in a few short years, become one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation with her utterly fearless and terrifyingly intense performance in Monster? I hope you enjoy this tribute to the evolution of this incredible actress.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Night Glow

This is a piece of development art for an independent project I'm working on. I'm having a lot of fun exploring this world, but also practicing Photoshop painting as well. It's not my strength, but I feel I learn something new each time I do one of these pieces.

The Art of Jeff Victor Store is Live!

Hi guys, and thank you so much for the past few weeks of enthusiastic support for my art. It's been wonderful. A lot of you have inquired about buying my prints. I'm happy to announce that I started an online store for your print needs. I am featuring some of my most popular illustrations. I will be adding more art as I do it, so keep checking back.  At this time, I'm only going to start shipping to US customers, but International customers, please be patient, I will get to you-Promise! Thanks again for all your support. It means a lot to me, and I hope you enjoy all the art that is yet to come!

Quick link to my online store is here

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Welcome to Skull Island

King Kong-one of the all time great time monster movies. Even the Peter Jackson version, while overly long, was a fantastic adventure film. This is kind of a blend of the two versions, done in my style. I hope you dig it.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The King of Pop

With all the scandal and controversy surrounding him, people seem to forget what an unbelievable entertainer Michael Jackson was. One of my favorite musicians, this piece is a tribute to his legacy.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Genie's Wrath

This is some development art for a personal project I'm starting. I am trying my hand at a more "epic" painterly style for this series.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Mystery in the Plaza

As an artist, I am always looking to improve. While I feel my strengths are in character design, I feel like an area that I'm not that strong in is incorporating a character into a scene. This is an exercise piece to improve my digital painting, color, and composition skills.

Nerd Alert

A quick sketch this morning

Tom Hanks goes Viral!

Sorry, that's not a "Philadelphia" joke. My Evolution of Tom Hanks picture was posted on Reddit, where it somehow made the front page and just exploded. My sincere appreciation and gratitude to anyone that liked it, shared it, or commented on it. I am flattered beyond belief. I will be making prints of not only Tom, but the rest of my Evolution series beginning next year. I will post when and where they will be available for purchase. "T.Hanks" again, and bookmark this page, as I post lots of art and a new "Evolution" twice a month.