Thursday, September 08, 2011

Punch & Judy Billboard for 2012 Olympics

This is my second painting for the 2012 Olympic ad campaign. This one was quite the challenge. Everything was rushed, sketches all the way up to a final product and as you can see with this piece, there was a whole lot to consider. This is for a billboard, so certain things that I may have normally done to a painting were left out for the sake of the committee's needs and wants. Besides the crowd of people, the puppet stand took the most time. I'm not very familiar with "Punch & Judy" so I had to do some research. They wanted Olympic characters in a "Punch & Judy" show and were specific to what they wanted. It was fun to paint but as you can see, there's quite a bit of detail just in the puppet stand.

The puppeteer is an actual puppeteer on Weymouth beach in the U.K. They wanted him to be popping out the side of the box as if he were controlling the puppet show, and in sunlight! I was given reference of the guy to work from but the reference was nothing like what they wanted in terms of expression, lighting and so on. Overcast/cloudy day . . . so that was another challenge, but I enjoyed it greatly!

An example of how one of the billboards will look. There will be a few different versions.

Here's a pic of a billboard, not the best pic, but it will due for now. I hope to get a few more pics.






Blogger Sagan Lacy said...

WOW!~ There is some breathtaking work here. Everything looks impeccable. My favorite is the guy with the nose and camera.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Aaron Wilkin said...

WOW man!!! This is friggin amazing!!! You should be very proud of this!!! This is one of the coolest paintings i've seen in a while!!! It has a James Bennett feel to it but is still very much your style and detail!!! Inspiring!!!

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Jason Jones said...

Wow, amazing, just amazing, I live down the road from the Olympic park in London, will look out for these babys!!!!!

3:28 PM  
Blogger Adam Temple said...

My god that looks like a lot of work...

4:00 PM  
Blogger Tel said...

Truly amazing work - this and the flag sandcastle too - in awe !

6:08 PM  
Blogger Steve Roberts said...

Stunning work, it must blow your mind to see your work on a huge billboard campaign like this !

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Jason Jones said...

How long did this take to finish Jason?

4:27 AM  
Blogger Lewis Gilliard said...

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8:31 AM  
Blogger Lewis Gilliard said...

Hey Jason.
My name is Lewis Gilliard I have just started as a caricature artist in the UK. Your work has been an inspiration for me as well as being hilarious and fun to follow.
I was waiting at Weymouth train station south England after a caricature gig at a wedding and notice your Olympic billboard design.
At the time I was convinced that you where artist responsible for that masterpiece. Now that it has been confirmed after seeing it on your blog I can close the investigation.
Brilliant work dude.

8:35 AM  
Blogger bíu said...

vc é o melhor nas digitais

2:41 PM  
Blogger Balaji said...

Superb!!! Really amazing work!

6:54 AM  
Anonymous Eric P said...

Fantastic work ! And I like the exposure of the Canadian flag too !

- A Canadian fan :)

1:09 PM  
Blogger stephen Silver said...

you rock

1:45 AM  

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