Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tribute to David Cronenberg

As a massive horror fan, it was only natural for me to pick movie director David Cronenberg as the subject for my Hartford magazine assignment. The idea is to do a portrait on the cover of a magazine in the style of a particular illustrator, all from the same decade. This is what I did last time: Maria Callas in Coby Whitmore's style on The Saturday Evening Post

 For my artistic inspiration, I looked to the incredible Marshall Arisman.  http://marshallarisman.com/ The magazine cover format emulated is Midnight Marquee ( example). Note- I am in no way selling or distributing this project as an actual Midnight Marquee cover.

Many of Cronenberg's movies deal with bodily transformations (The Fly, Videodrome, Dead Ringers, etc.) Arisman's work also deals with transformative experiences, though in different, sometimes spiritual ways. I thought it would be interesting to bridge some of the feel from both artists.

More about what I used at my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/eholtillustration/posts/1051580761561486