Saturday, April 30, 2016

DHX Media Halifax Art Gallery #2 - Monster Mayhem!

The 2nd Gallery Exhibition from my work studio DHX Halifax is coming up and is entitled
"Monster Mayhem!" 

It opens May 2, 2016.

As an added bonus challenge I got the word "BONES" which could be hidden or featured or used however you like.  I chose to feature "bones" in this piece I entitled "Harryhausen" from this scene from Jason and the Argonauts.



Close-ups from the poster:




 My rough sketch of the poster:


The final (with the title minus border) variant:


Here is the list of Artists featured in the gallery:

(Artist Menu art by Bernard Joaquin)


I'll be sure post photos like last time from the gallery in a future post.

Thanks

Cheers

Ken

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Pee Wee Herman Blog Post for my Pee Wee Poster!

I thought just getting an Instagram like by Pee Wee himself on my poster was more than enough by itself.  I just noticed that Pee Wee Herman did a whole post about it on his blog and added it to the Fan Art section.  

Check it out at:


Thank you Pee Wee!




Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ken Turner - Alternative Art Poster #27: "PEE WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY"


Last month I checked out the newest Pee Wee film on Netflix called 
"Pee Wee's Big Holiday" 
and it was classic fun - hasn't lost a beat - Pee Wee Herman.

So, as a huge fan, it was only natural to make an alternative art poster for this newest movie.

CLICK on images for close-ups:





Enjoy

Cheers

Ken

Monday, March 28, 2016

Batman v Superman - Poster

Here is my 3rd alternative art poster of 2016:

"BATMAN v SUPERMAN" 

*CLOSEUP - click on image
 

I rough sketched this out a few days prior to watching the movie then finished it up over the weekend.  I really enjoyed the film and the visuals.  I thought the sequence of Batman rescuing Martha Kent was the one of the best of Batman fighting ever on film.  Gal Gadot's Diana/Wonder Woman scenes and introduction into the fight against Doomsday at the end of the film, along with her theme music, was probably my favorite bit of the movie.  

Although I wished they didn't show her at all or spoil Doomsday via the trailer.   Funny enough fan made re-edit trailers will hopefully show studios how to cut a proper trailer.

Batman v Superman trailer (spoiler free fan edit)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMVugzohlwA

  

Enjoy

Cheers

Ken

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

DHX Halifax "You've Got RED On You!" Art Gallery Opening

Below are some photos from the first DHX Halifax Art Gallery entitled 
"You've Got RED On You!" which opened Feb 16 2016...









My contributions were THE MARTIAN as seen in my previous post and this E.T. piece seen below.

 

Enjoy

Cheers

Ken

Monday, February 15, 2016

Space Odyssey 2015/2016 Trio - "The Martian" Poster

The third and final poster in my trio of recent space films is THE MARTIAN. 

Favorite Quote:

"I admit it's fatally dangerous, but I'd get to fly around like Iron Man." 
- Mark Watney

Plot of THE MARTIAN:

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

*CLOSEUP - click on image


Enjoy

Cheers

Ken

Sunday, January 03, 2016

My 20 Alternative Movie/TV Art Posters for 2015

In 2015, I started doing these alternative Movie/TV Art Posters and I was able to complete 20 of them.

Hopefully I can do twice as many in 2016! :)

Happy New Year, everyone!

Cheers

Ken

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Space Odyssey 2015 Trio - "Gravity" Poster

The second poster in my trio of recent space films is GRAVITY.  Fortunate to see this in 3D at the movie theatre and subsequently bought the 3D Blu-ray once it came out.  

Favorite Quote:

"Listen, do you wanna go back, or do you wanna stay here? I get it. It's nice up here. You can just shut down all the systems, turn out all the lights, and just close your eyes and tune out everyone. There's nobody up here that can hurt you. It's safe. I mean, what's the point of going on? What's the point of living? Your kid died. Doesn't get any rougher than that. But still, it's a matter of what you do now. If you decide to go, then you gotta just get on with it. Sit back, enjoy the ride. You gotta plant both your feet on the ground and start livin' life. Hey, Ryan? It's time to go home."
-  Matt Kowalski

Plot of GRAVITY:

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.



*CLOSEUP - click on image


Enjoy

Cheers

Ken

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Space Odyssey 2015 Trio - "Interstellar" Poster

I've been on a bit of space kick as of late and wanted to do a trio of movie posters for recent space films.  The first being INTERSTELLAR which I saw in Las Vegas at the Palms Brenden Theatres in 70mm IMAX.  I did this one awhile ago but didn't have the time to post it til now.

Plot of INTERSTELLAR:

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

*CLOSEUPS - click on images

 


Enjoy

Cheers

Ken

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Attack of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Poster

The second idea I came up with during Fan Expo was another mash-up poster in a sense.  I wanted that old B-Movie Monster feeling combined with one of my favorite shows as a kid.  So here is my "Attack of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" poster.


THEY CAME FROM THE SEWERS!

Enjoy!

Cheers, 
Ken

Monday, September 21, 2015

My Little Morphin' Pony Rangers - Poster

Here is an idea I came up with during Fan Expo...It's a mash-up piece that I hope will compliment my "Guardians of the Gravity Falls" poster.

This is my frankensteinian creation which is a mix of 

A) the animated series "My Little Pony"
+
B) the live action show "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers"
=
"My Little Morphin' Pony Rangers"


Go Go Pony Rangers!

Enjoy!

Cheers, 
Ken

Monday, September 07, 2015

Fan Expo 2015 - Table Setup Photo


Here's my table setup from Fan Expo 2015 in Toronto.  Thanks to all who came by and showed their support.  I'm looking forward to 2016, as I have some new ideas for the next con.

Cheers

Ken


Thursday, September 03, 2015

Fan Expo Toronto 2015 starts today & Freak Show Studios Poster Preview #12 - Edward Scissorhands!

Fan Expo Toronto 2015 starts today and Freak Show Studios Poster Preview #12

Here is the final poster...it's Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands! 

For Fan Expo, I'll be in Artist Alley at table number A206 and I'll be there all 4 days.  
(see directions below)




See you all there...Enjoy!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Fan Expo Toronto 2015 - Freak Show Studios Preview #11 - Mission Impossible Monday Countdown!

Fan Expo Toronto 2015 - Freak Show Studios Preview #11 - Mission Impossible Franchise!

I just upped my whopping convention poster count to a whopping conservative 18 posters.  I know what you all are saying right now, "Ken, you just blew our minds".  You're welcome and Mission Accomplished!  

I've created these indelible posters for the Mission Impossible franchise thus making the ultimate fanart posters for the series. No other Mission Impossible fanart posters now need be made. Trying is just futile.  Mission Accomplished Again!

Here are the MI posters from the now 18 MOVIE and TV posters I designed for Fan Expo in Toronto, Sept 3-6 2015.


 



One final poster to go which will be revealed soon.  Hint: Edward Scissorhands

Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fan Expo Toronto 2015 - Freak Show Studios Preview #10 - Burton's Batman Returns poster in honor of Burton's Birthday!

Fan Expo Toronto 2015 - Freak Show Studios Preview #10 - Burton's Batman Returns!

It's Tim Burton's 57th birthday today and I thought I'd mark the occasion with another poster debut and none more fitting then the "Batman Returns" poster I did.

Here is the 12th poster preview from the now 13 MOVIE and TV posters I designed for Fan Expo in Toronto, Sept 3-6 2015.


Enjoy!

...and here are 3 photos of Burton directing the Bat, the Cat and the Penguin for Batman Returns.


 


Monday, August 24, 2015

Fan Expo Toronto 2015 - Freak Show Studios Preview #9 - Burton's Batman!

Fan Expo Toronto 2015 - Freak Show Studios Preview #9

Here is the 11th poster preview from the now 13 MOVIE and TV posters I designed for Fan Expo in Toronto, Sept 3-6 2015.

This is the "Batman" piece I did.


Enjoy!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Fan Expo Toronto 2015 - Freak Show Studios Preview #8 - The Force Awakens Friday!

Fan Expo Toronto 2015 - Freak Show Studios Preview #8

Here is the 10th poster preview from the 10 MOVIE and TV posters I designed for Fan Expo in Toronto, Sept 3-6 2015.

This is the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" piece I did.

I think the best bit of the poster was the tagline I came up with:

"A Rey of Light in the Darkness"

As a Special Bonus, I've done up 3 new posters which I'll debut up until Fan Expo...so stay tuned for more!


Enjoy!