February 6, 2012

The New Yorker: Chronicle

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I got my first call from The New Yorker last week to work on a quick turnaround illustration for a review of the new film Chronicle which opened this weekend. The films found-footage style seemed like an interesting and grounded take on the superpower origin story, so I tried to play off the 'character' of the camera lens' in the sketches below. After the first round of sketches, I refined a couple of them, adding in more characters in the fourth sketch, which was then chosen for the finish. Ultimately, the piece didn't see print, but it was a blast to work on.
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3 comments:

Kyle T. Webster said...

This is a great drawing! Did I already tell you that?

Owen said...

Thanks Kyle! It was a lot of fun to work on, glad it came through.

Chris Zibach said...

Your colors are getting insane dude. Very cinematic! You can almost hear bones crush...