Thursday, September 30, 2010

Over the coming weeks I expect to have a bunch of new things to share, but in the meantime I thought it might be fun to check out some of my older work.
Way back in 2007 I began providing pen & ink illustrations for a new film blog Good is the New Bad, and the image above depicting Clive Owen from Children of Men is the first one I did. Working with pen & ink is an interesting departure from my usual painted work. Things such as line weight and the use of negative space can carry a greater impact, for instance. It's so easy to go overboard with the linework as well, which can kill an image. I found the hardest part is knowing when to stop. I did quite a few of these illustrations over a two year period. Overall I had a lot of fun working on them.

I've added eight of these ink drawings to my Found Myself gallery, which are all available for purchase. Below are a few more examples.

Like I said earlier there's some cool stuff coming up, so check back soon.


  1. Justin! You NEED to do a Twin Peaks painting! Your style suits that show perfectly. I hope that you are a fan.

  2. Great stuff keep it up.
    If you ever get a chance.

    Inside man = great movie

    Titanic but showing the underwater version while safety boats on top would be sick.

    The 300 is a must

    Sin City

    Inglourious Basterds

    Taxi Driver

    Power Rangers

    Jesus from big lebowski just necessary

    Xmen the movie

    The prestige

    The fighter

    Four brothers

    different faces of danny mcbride = Eastbound and Down, tropic thunder, due date, pineapple express, fist foot way, hot rod. Has to happen mate.

    hangover! but from the guy up on the roof side now that would be a piece of art. Like him seeing those guys go round LV...