Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Lee - The Fountain


Jim created this illustration inspired by Darren Aronofsky's upcoming movie, THE FOUNTAIN, starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. Here's his quote from The New York Times:

“I think they’ve created a film which every reviewer is going to bring their own interpretation of it,” said Mr. Lee, who focused on the couple central to the film’s plot. “My comic book work, I normally do superheroes, so I tend to keep it really slick so the line work is smooth,” he said. “This artwork I wanted to have an edge to it, so I used a croquill pen. It gives you a much cruder line. I wanted it to seem more spontaneous.” Choosing an image was not hard for the artist. “If anything, it was a turning down process to focus on one image,” he said. “It was interesting that no one repeated a thought.”

To see Alex Sinclair's colors, click here.

Ten other comic artists were also invited to create their pieces, including Phil Hale, James Jean, Bill Sienkiewicz and the late, Seth Fisher.


Inkblotz said...

Wow that is a great looking pic. Both the B/W and colored versions.


and other drawn stuff said...

i love aronofsky's movies, especially pi.
and it's great too see high profile artists contributig to his new film.
i like the loseness of the linework in jims drawing.

SteveW said...

I like what the Alex added with the colours , nice piece and the others are great too . now i have to see the movie !

Yano said...

Nice to compare the uncolored and colored work...both are so different, even though it's the same piece. I've been tempted to see the movie, but I just don't have time!