It was a thrill receiving these 'screeners'.
Lots of note-taking and thumbnails during the films. (the 'dig deeper' is a note to self, my sketchbooks are full of me telling myself off)
Here's a little 'behind the scenes' for the ARGO illustration including the original drawing then the photoshop colouring.
Sketch for the scene I felt summed up the idea of the search for the escaped hostages.
Line work. With a LOT of shredded paper.
Details of shredded 'documents'
The shreds needed some shadows as it was looking a little flat.
The dark floor beneath was needed for the type and logo to stand out but also helped to make the shredded paper look more real.
The layers without the line work
and a look at the layers (if you like that kind of thing) with the finished illustration.
I hope you like and please feel free to comment. I'll try to post a behind the scenes of the Life of Pi illustration soon. It was a tough one for me....
My UK agent Handsome Frank are selling large scale prints of the BAFTA illustrations including also Life of Pi and Les Miserables. Their online shop is here. They are also available at the Pick Me UP graphic arts festival in London (18 – 28 April 2013)