This is a publicity / poster image I created for the Somerset-based band The Strange Planet, featuring the utterly charming Judge Smith, who was a founder member of 60s experimental rock band Van Der Graaf Generator.
I had a wonderfully free rein on this project, just the way I like it. Judge supplied reference photos and a couple of video clips of the band members, then pretty much left me to it. “You might want to put us in a planet setting”, was roughly the extent of the art direction.
Check them out at http://www.thestrangeplanet.co.uk
A brilliant piece of characterization, George! This as a poster/flyer is being a huge success, and, in fact, is influencing our whole stage presentation. Thanks again. Judge.
It was great fun to work on this, Judge. Really pleased to hear it’s proving successful!