Sketches, doodles, and thumbs for The People VS George Lucas
Before the final idea was approved, I did many sketches, doodles and thumbnails. And because I was under such a tight deadline, these drawings were not all beautiful to look at, most were scratches, and ideas that had to be put down quickly. The director and crew at Exhibit A Pictures had ideas of what they wanted but didn't quite know the direction they wanted to go? We went through many variations of how George could look, how he should or shouldn't look, how the fans should or shouldn't look . . . the idea for the poster changed several times. At one point there was going to be a large crowd on each side of George. A hating side and a loving side. Keep in mind, the poster size is 27"x40" and I only had a week and a half from start to finish . . . so, in short, the idea for the poster bounced back and forth between the director, me, the producers and so forth until finally settling on the final idea. It's an exciting ride and it helps that the folks at Exhibit A Pictures were great to work with, and very nice people.
This was one of their first ideas. To speed up the process, I painted his head and then photoshopped random picture references for the hands and background. If this idea survived, I would have re-drawn everything shot my own references and from there, painted.
I really liked this sketch. George doesn't care what the critics say, loving fans or hating, he's George Lucas, he can do what he wants.
This was one of many sketches having to do with hands pointing at George . . . the ideas for the poster at this stage were all over the place and I was feeling a bit nervous . . . my time was diminishing drawing all these hands took quite a bit of time, painting them all would have been a crazy amount of work, but if developed and pushed a bit more the idea could have been interesting. In the end, we all decided to move on to other options.
I thought this was a fun idea, two fans fighting with light sabers over George's head. Again, please keep in mind these sketches are doodles, drawn in a matter of minutes to give the director something visual to look at. We went back and forth with this idea and had variations of this idea . . . but in the end they didn't want the fans to be fighting each other, so we moved on.
Quick sketch of my friend Nathan, as the loving fan!
Sketches of my friend Josh as the upset hating fan.