Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Frank Miller Style

TDK TMNT study 2 inks

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Frank Miller Style – inks By Ross Hoddinott

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Orphic Logo designs

Orphic Logo - skull 2013

Orphic Logo – skull 2013

Orphic Logo - snake 2013

Orphic Logo – snake 2013

Zombie Che

Zombie Che by Ross Hoddinott

Zombie Che by Ross Hoddinott

Zombie Che Tee Design

Zombie Che Tee Design

Glolocal logo

Glolocal - connecting continents

Glolocal - connecting continents

Photoshop retouches – example

I recently found a really hi-res Edward Scissorhands poster online and took the opportunity to fix it up in Photoshop. By manipulating color levels and contrast, this is a really good example of how effective Photoshop can be. Below is a comparison of the original theatrical poster and my retouched version. I didn’t like the red tinge to the original and I removed unwanted text to simplify the composition. I normally don’t put things like this in my portfolio, but I was very happy with the way it turned out.

Edward Scissorhands poster - Photoshop retouch comparison

Edward Scissorhands poster - Photoshop retouch comparison

Calvin and Hobbes Movie Poster

I recently revised the Calvin and Hobbes homage poster and converted it into a mock-up film poster (as my original idea and the layout lent itself to the format). Obviously this is a tongue in cheek send up, as Mr. Watterson has never allowed his creation to be cheapened by commercial business interests, whether they be merchandise options or cross-media interpretations.

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson – Homage by Ross Hoddinott

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson - Homage by Ross Hoddinott

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson – Homage by Ross Hoddinott

 

 

Poster mash up – American Psycho and The Graduate

The Graduate-American Psycho Mashup

The Graduate-American Psycho Mashup by Ross Hoddinott

Fight Club – Poster

Fight Club (1999) Theatrical Poster

Fight Club (1999) Theatrical Poster

Fight Club Homage Poster by Ross Hoddinott

Fight Club Homage Poster by Ross Hoddinott

 

 

 

 

Typography Design

Working on a few typography designs.

It's a fool who plays it cool by making his world a little colder

It's a fool who plays it cool by making his world a little colder

Movie Posters – Snatch homage

I am a big fan of the original Snatch posters which themselves referenced the original Trainspotting poster. I did a one sheet with Brad Pitts’ character Mickey – the Pikey boxer.

Snatch (2000) Poster

Snatch (2000) Original Poster

Trainspotting Theatrical Poster (1997)

Trainspotting Theatrical Poster (1997)

Snatch Homage Poster by Ross Hoddinott

Snatch Homage Poster by Ross Hoddinott (with credits)

Album Cover

I recently did an album cover for a friend and wanted to make the cover photo sort of nostalgic and vintage looking. I am a big fan of faded and scratched photos – an excellent example of the faded vintage look would be Kerry Murrays’ work – check out her blog for examples. I have replaced the original album title with ‘Vintage’.

Elsa-vintage-photo by Ross Hoddinott

Vintage Album Cover

Vintage Album Cover v3

Film Poster Experiment – Closer (2004)

Closer is one of my favorite films and I highly recommend it if you haven’t seen it. The 2004 theatrical poster was an incredible achievement in design and there is not much one can do to improve on such elegance. I tried my own version with clean lines and a rigid template keeping the portrait theme of the original.

Closer (2004) Original Theatrical Poster

Closer (2004) Variant by Ross Hoddinott

Closer (2004) Variant by Ross Hoddinott

Closer (2004) with credits

Closer (2004) with credits by Ross Hoddinott

Drawings – Wildlife Portraits

I am working on a second version of the ‘Lazing Leopard’ below. I am using original photos by Nigel Dennis for inspiration. Please accept my apologies for the poor image quality.

Leopard by Ross Hoddinott

Lazing Leopard by Ross Hoddinott - Original photo by Nigel Dennis

Leopard by Nigel Dennis

Leopard by Nigel Dennis

Lion by Ross Hoddinott

Lion by Ross Hoddinott based on an original photo by Nigel Dennis

Lion, Panthera Leo by Nigel Dennis

Lion, Panthera Leo by Nigel Dennis

The Picture Box Logos

This is a work in progress, it was initially an image to accompany one of my blogs.

Picturebox logo final draft

Picturebox logo final draft

The Picture Box - Collective Inspiration

The Picture Box - Collective Inspiration

The Quote Series

A personal favorite quote.

Conan O'Brien Quote

Conan O'Brien Quote

The Quote Series

Here are a few of my favorite Hunter S Thompson quotes

Hunter S Thompson Quotes

Hunter S Thompson quote with Gonzo logo

Hunter S Thompson Quote - The Edge

Hunter S Thompson Quotes - The Edge

Calvin and Hobbes Tribute 2

This is the second run of Calvin and Hobbes tributes

Calvin & Hobbes tribute

Calvin & Hobbes Homage by Ross Hoddinott

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson tribute

Calvin & Hobbes tribute by Ross Hoddinott

Calvin and Hobbes Tribute

I have been a smitten Calvin and Hobbes fan for many years now and there are a lot of Calvin & Hobbes tributes online. Alot of people envision Calvin & Hobbes in a realistic ‘live action’ kind of way. If you imagine Calvin and his pet tiger in real life then picture a boy walking around with a fully grown bengal tiger. An excellent example from James Hance recently inspired me to do my own homage in a realistic style. First up I want to show the original Bill Watterson Calvin and Hobbes that the world has come to know and love.

Calvin & Hobbes 10th Anniversary cover image

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

The excellent James Hance C&H tribute.

Calvin and Hobbes - James Hance version

A boy and his tiger

The following are a few drafts of a Calvin & Hobbes homage.

Calvin & Hobbes Tribute by Ross Hoddinott

Calvin & Hobbes Tribute by Ross Hoddinott

Movie Posters – Experiment

A lot of fan made posters these days tend to be minimalist, using icons instead of the traditional floating heads and whatnot. This is an attempt at a revision of Saving Private Ryan in the style of Olly Moss, whose work has created a host of worthy imitators.

Saving Private Ryan (1997) Homage Poster

Saving Private Ryan (1997) Homage Poster by Ross Hoddinott

Saving Private Ryan poster-original

Saving Private Ryan (1998) Theatrical Poster

The Quote Series

The inspirational quotes of Tyler Durden – Anarchist, Philosopher, Luddite, Sadist, Revolutionary and figment of The Narrators’ imagination.

Tyler Durden - no more no less

In Tyler We Trust

Tyler Durden - Fight Club Quote

Tyler Durden - Fight Club Quote

Tyler Durden - Fight Club Quote

Tyler Durden - Fight Club Quote

Tyler Durden - Fight Club Quote

Tyler says hit rock bottom

Tyler Durden - Fight Club Quote

Tyler Durden - Fight Club Quote - good to the last drop

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