For the past few years, I have been drawing a commemorative Academy Award poster for my brother’s annual ‘Oscar Party’ in Chicago, and printing up a nice big copy of it for him to frame. I usually try to include each of the major nominees in all the acting categories, as well as squeezing in a director or two, a documentary if it is well known, and a small nod to the animated features. It is usually a logistical challenge trying to fit everything in, and takes a lot of research, especially on the faces of little known ‘supporting actor’ nominees. I generally have a lot of fun with these things, and it is nice to keep in practice with my caricature skills, which only occasionally get called upon in my day to day projects.
These posters are available as large quality prints (18 x 20 if I remember correctly), and signed by the artist for a price of $75 each. Click on the image to see a larger, detailed version.
This year, the weather conspired against us and we had to miss my brother’s party. Prior to the oscars we had seen: Little Miss Sunshine (which we loved), The Departed , Borat, and Little Children, and after the oscars, we managed to catch up with many of the rest: Babel, Volver, Pursuit of Happyness, Dreamgirls, The Queen, The Devil Wears Prada, Half Nelson, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Lives of Others, Letters from Iwo Jima and Inconvenient Truth.
All the posters in this series can be found under the ‘Portfolio’ menubar.