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Drawings and paintings, many highlighting top films as well as comics characters, in a variety of mixed media (watercolor, charcoal, ink, primacolor, pastel, gouache, etc.), often including preliminaries and in-process images. "[Tommy Edward's] Turf is unlike anything you've ever seen." -Guillermo del Toro. "Tommy would make a fantastic director because he’s all about preparation...Storytelling is first and foremost on his mind, with clarity for the audience take precedence over any stylistic choices." --Albert Hughes (director of Book of Eli, Dead Presidents, From Hell).
Dr. Doom, Daredevil, Black Bolt, work from Turf, Mad Max: Fury Road, Old Man Logan, Hellboy, Ronin, Flash Gordon, Batgirl, Dr. Who, Games of Thrones, Lone Wolf, Willow, It, Aliens, Blade Runner, Gladiator, They Live, Escape from New York. Wonderful complex work of poster quality for all these films and characters.
As the drawings and paintings in this book were typically done for fans of the artist, there was no intense need to please a committee of studio execs, an editor, an art director, an actor's agent, or an advertising sponsor. It's all about the process and love of capturing a story or character in a single image.
After studying film and illustration at the Art Center College of Design, Tommy Lee Edwards took the comics industry by storm with his illustrations on such titles as The Question, Marvel 1985, Batman, and Turf (with co-creator Jonathan Ross). Proving to be one of the most respected and versatile artists working today, he has also designed video games like Command and Conquer, James Bond, and Prey.
Beyond illustrating countless pieces for books, merchandise, magazines, and posters, TLE perhaps feels most at home putting his imagination and storytelling flare to the test as a conceptual designer, storyboard artist, and director for film. He's collaborated with the Hughes Brothers as the concept artist on their Denzel Washington epic The Book of Eli, and has also contributed to the design of many productions including Akira, Masters of the Universe, Harry Potter, Superman Returns, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Batman Begins.
Microsoft's award-winning The Random Adventures of Brandon Generator utilized all aspects of storytelling technique, with TLE creating the ground-breaking interactive animated web-series from a script by Edgar Wright. TLE just directed a music video for David Holmes' new band Unloved, and is currently developing an animated tv series with Film Roman, while writing and directing a multi-media film/music/comic series with Ed Banger Records called Vandroid.
"Tommy brought Edgar Wright’s scripts to life in ways I could never have imagined were possible, and exceeded my expectations at every turn." - Paul Davies (Director of Microsoft UK Marketing Communications)
"Tommy knows what he wants and is good at articulating it to others. Other things you can learn as you go, like lenses, VFX and schedules etc., but a point of view -- or "voice" or whatever you want to call it -- is something you have or you don't. And Tommy has it." -J Blakeson (director of The Disappearance of Alice Creed)
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Item Code ANAL19 Publisher Essential Sequential Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9781948606066 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 7x11 # Pages 84pg Color Partial Color
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