I've been pretty busy lately with storyboard/comp advertising work so this latest promotional piece was done in a few sessions over the last week or so. It's a bit of a Darker, Grittier direction for me. I owe some of this new experimentation to a great tutorial I soaked up this week from the Massive Black collection. Brad Rigney's "Hostile Takeover" tutorial (Brad Rigney's "Hostile Takeover" tutorial) was quite the inspiration for me.
Anytime I'm inspired to try my hand at something, I inevitably come at it from the angles I know best, mainly advertising art.
I enjoyed working in such a dark register (much easier to do in the dark of the night). It was fun applying some of the techniques I learned while they were still fresh, and of course I felt compelled to put the image to "work", hence the Gatorade. You can teach an old dog some new tricks, be he still knows what he knows I guess :)
I'd love to hear any comments or critiques.. the more eyeballs the better!