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Chris Weston doesn’t blog that often — the perils of working more and more in a business where your projects are accompanied by non-disclosure agreements — but he recently posted a big update featuring art he’s created for his own amusement, some commissions and convention sketches, and some recent 2000AD covers finally seen without intrusive trade dress.
He also updates us on the fate of the “Carry On X-Men” poster we featured in December, stating that he was going to produce a silkscreen print but changed his mind in the post-Friedrich litigation landscape. Weston responded to a question about this image on Facebook this week: “I have asked Marvel three times for permission and offered to pay for a license to do a limited-edition print, but they haven’t bothered replying to me.”
The Nosferatu piece is a good example of the insanely complicated rendering Weston can bury in the background of an image, unnoticed at first glance. Hundreds of rats, thousands of bricks, each one hand drawn. And that’s before we even get to the ornate etching on the ship or the likeness of Max Schreck. Really, I’m dumbstruck by this.
Turf artist Tommy Lee Edwards worked as a concept artist on The Book of Eli, the Hughes Brothers film starring Denzel Washington that opens tomorrow. A few nights ago, Edwards attended the premiere in Hollywood, and he sent along some pictures from the event. Check them out after the jump.
Also, you can check out CBR’s review of the film here.
As we mentioned back in July, artist Chris Weston did production artwork for the upcoming film The Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington. Now on his blog, Weston has started share some of the artwork he did, stories from his time in New Mexico working on the film and the fact that he’s also worked on some webisodes that tie into the movie. Go have a read.