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Earthshake Escapades (The Land Before Time) by jbballaran Earthshake Escapades (The Land Before Time) :iconjbballaran:jbballaran 12 7 Tundra Guard by jbballaran Tundra Guard :iconjbballaran:jbballaran 18 0 Uneasy Embrace (Phantom Thread) by jbballaran Uneasy Embrace (Phantom Thread) :iconjbballaran:jbballaran 12 0 Leeloo - Pencil by jbballaran Leeloo - Pencil :iconjbballaran:jbballaran 5 0 Fight Club by jbballaran Fight Club :iconjbballaran:jbballaran 16 0 Miracle Mile by jbballaran Miracle Mile :iconjbballaran:jbballaran 8 7 Shiny and Chrome by jbballaran Shiny and Chrome :iconjbballaran:jbballaran 13 0 SCARFACE 'Money, Power, Women' by jbballaran SCARFACE 'Money, Power, Women' :iconjbballaran:jbballaran 15 0 The Doctor and The Thin White Duke by jbballaran The Doctor and The Thin White Duke :iconjbballaran:jbballaran 26 4 The Matrix 'Guns, lots of guns!' by jbballaran The Matrix 'Guns, lots of guns!' :iconjbballaran:jbballaran 32 0 Reservoir Dogs 'Bubblegum Pop' Screen Print by jbballaran Reservoir Dogs 'Bubblegum Pop' Screen Print :iconjbballaran:jbballaran 22 4 FALLING DOWN 'I'm the bad guy?' Screen Print by jbballaran FALLING DOWN 'I'm the bad guy?' Screen Print :iconjbballaran:jbballaran 25 10 ALIEN 3 : 'PART OF THE FAMILY' Screen Print by jbballaran ALIEN 3 : 'PART OF THE FAMILY' Screen Print :iconjbballaran:jbballaran 56 21 First Blood : John Rambo by jbballaran First Blood : John Rambo :iconjbballaran:jbballaran 22 3 JAWS : QUINT'S SWAN SONG screen print by jbballaran JAWS : QUINT'S SWAN SONG screen print :iconjbballaran:jbballaran 36 4 The Terminator by jbballaran The Terminator :iconjbballaran:jbballaran 37 3

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Earthshake Escapades (The Land Before Time)
I was invited to participate in Gallery 1988​'s "30 Years Later" show and was given a list of movies that I'd want to make a print of. My eyes locked right away on The Land Before Time in the list. It is my absolute favorite "road trip" movie and it holds up really well—the story still chokes me up today. Nothing really beats the charm of these classic 2D animation films.

I wanted the poster to look different from what's out there and focused the background on the big earthshake (earthquake in dino speak) that starts our hero's journey. I tried to frame the gang with as much peril around them as I could.
Buy a print of this here (while it lasts):…

Also, check out the rest of the artworks created for the show!
Tundra Guard
This was a personal challenge to try and design a furry Predator (like in the movie) and come out with something cool-looking. Started out with a horse's head to which I added lion and goat features to.

Gonna try and add more non-movie-poster related art like this when I can to diversify the portfolio. I miss trying to design my own stuff. Got a bit of a story that goes along with this, so read on if you like... words lol
The 'Thogarian' position their best warriors along the borders between their land and the human domain to serve as warning that these grounds are protected by their race and it will be bloodshed for anyone that ventures further. These warriors are trained from birth to specifically fight off man, who have started hunting the Thogarian for their rich fur. Their kind is normally covered full body in fur, but these chosen few need to shear off theirs for improved mobility as they train for battle.

A single warrior can easily take out 15-20 fully armed human soldier. They can move swiftly despite their bulk, and just one thrust from their blades can kill a man. Their hide is thick and the muscles underneath are firm that even the strongest of menkind have a hard time cutting through with the sharpest and heaviest of swords. In fact, a Thogarian warrior welcomes the slashes, pokes, and blows from these weapons of man as each scar that they incur in battle is honored by small trinkets granted by the tribe's leaders. The more scar a warrior has and the more trinkets, the more experienced and skilled the warrior—and any human soldier knows it. These scars strike fear into any one of them that sees it. 
A warrior can live off for days in the border with just a small amount of food and water that they carry around their waist. They will be replaced by another warrior when they need to go back to rest and replenish these rations. They also carry a horn that they use to signal for a replacement or if they need to call for help from the surrounding warriors in the area when the human soldiers are too many and prove too formidable for one warrior.
Uneasy Embrace (Phantom Thread)

Joined the contest over at Talenthouse for their Phantom Thread creative invite.
Title: "Uneasy Embrace"

Concept : I went with a symbolic approach to the colors. Woodcock (Day-Lewis) has let in a strong presence into his monotonous and seemingly well-balanced life. So strong that he is unsure whether he can handle it or if he actually really wants it. The red girl represents this disruption in Woodcock's world. Red also represents the color of love, passion, and anger—all emotions that were present in the trailer. His "embrace" represents his love for women and the clothes that he makes. I made him look at the camera to make it seem like we've caught him doing something he's not supposed to—mixing together these two passions of his, which seems like will end in a bad way for him and/or the woman he loves. The measuring tape going right down the middle of the title hints at a 'countdown' to something seemingly ill in the trailer. I also kept the attic as a background—the attic is a place where dark secrets are kept and locked away—I felt a hint of something dark in the trailer in Woodcock's past.

Fight Club
Private Commission for The Commissioner's Club.

Those lights represents Tyler Durden's (Pitt) self-righteous, anarchic ideas on how the world should be a better place and the rest of the guys at the back are being consumed by it, as Durden tries to beat these "ideas" into The Narrator (Norton).

Commission Lead/Art Direction by Kyle Reist.

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zestoneman Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work man: BRAVO!!!
jbballaran Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016   Digital Artist
thanks man :ahoy:
tbondrage99 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
Your Falling Down art is featured in this weeks Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net on @joblocom…

jbballaran Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016   Digital Artist
Awesome :D Thanks for the heads up!
introvert13 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Yo Barry si Ryan Sumo to. Great work you have over here!
jbballaran Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Uy Ryan. Salamat sa add!
firedudewraith Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yo, mastah Berry!
jbballaran Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012   Digital Artist
kinjiki Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hello po! love your work!! i hope you could join our group: [link]

thank you po and happy weekend! :)
jbballaran Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks :) I was pretty sure I was a part of that group already xD
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