I was very privileged to have been given the opportunity to submit a concept piece for Christopher Nolan's upcoming movie Dunkirk. This was a very rushed job that needed to be created and executed from the ground up in about 6-8 hours. I didn't have access to pictures of the main cast (in costume) so in order to meet my tight deadline, I opted to use generic reference to try and convey the sheer terror of war - for which I felt that the fabulous actor Mark Warren was best suited given his expressive face. I also wanted to show that this is an English story about the miracle that was Dunkirk (rather than an American one about the miracle of Normandy) so, the depiction of the uniform and helmet was for me, imperative.
More than that, I wanted to show that a movie poster needn't be an overworked, over bloated mess of characters, faces and scenery (as the Disney posters are these days) but rather a single face, a few supporting elements and a muted color-scheme which simply and forcefully conveys the message required.
This is a generic poster not meant to be a final submission but rather an illustration that conveys the basic elements of what an official poster might look like. I have no idea if my concept will go any further but it was an invigorating exercise that pushed me to deliver something different.
Copic Markers, a little paint and Prismacolor pencils on watercolour paper. 12.5 x 16.5 inches