There is an infectious and positive energy to the work of Colorado-based artist Luke Flowers. His style is distinct but versatile and full of personality. One look at the amazing images he’s created for us and you’ll see what I mean. Mashing up Pixar characters with some iconic films of the 1980’s, Luke has created an homage to both segments while still maintaining his own signature style and charm. He really threw himself into this project and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. A third poster was created for this series but, you’ll have to head on over to his site to see that one. It’s pretty great. While you’re there, you can get a closer look at this on-going project and see a little more detail about each poster he’s created so far. Our thanks to Luke for all of his time and effort on these wonderful images. Read on for more about Luke in his own words!
Name: Luke Flowers
I currently live in … Colorado Springs, Colorado.
I consider my hometown to be: Buena Vista, Colorado. It’s your basic country mouse-turned-city mouse scenario.
My favorite Pixar movie is:
The one about the cowboy and spaceman that go to the bug circus near Al’s toy barn, but stumble through a pink door onto a scare floor, only to find that they lost their pet clown fish, and hire a family of superheroes to race lightning fast around Paris eating savory rat food, while a waste allocation load lifter earth-class bot learns to love as deeply as an adventurous old man would love lotso new toys, or spy cars that turned into bears, and finally realize they are just collegiate monsters.
That one inspires me every time, and I could watch it over and over and over again.
My favorite Pixar character is:
That one from my favorite Pixar movie mentioned above. Ok, I’ll narrow it down to just the robots, the monsters or the toys. Oh, even more specific … Wall-e, Yeti, Small Fry cast.
Tell us about your piece:
I have always loved movies, and I have a special place for the films of my childhood. I decided to combine my favorite childhood films and my love for all things Pixar, and what better way to do that than the timeless art of the movie poster! I based each illustration off the original movie poster but gave it a Pixar twist, while still trying to stay true to the original concept, composition and character placement. The credit text on the posters have quirky nods to the Pixar film featured and the original film the poster is based on … see if you can make the connections! Speaking of connections …
I will be creating one poster each month! These first 2 (Up and WALL-e) are for January and February. You can check out lukeflowerscreative.com/pixarposters for the March (Ratatouille) poster! Each Pixar film will be represented throughout the year (except combining the Toy Story films into one month).
Who/what inspires you?
Truly too many artists to list here (I am working on a series of portraits for that!), so I will go with “what inspires.” Top 3: Dribbble.com, Communication Arts Illustration annuals, and my collection of “The Art of” books – each providing endlessly unique inspiration each day!
Recommend something, anything to our readers:
Be bright, shine your light, let it guide and ignite. Basically, look for ways in everyday life to inspire, encourage and celebrate others. I strive to celebrate other illustrators and hopefully inspire them with my work as I encourage them with theirs. Iron sharpening iron!
Where else can we see your work?
Dribbble and Bebrightbooks.com (my book company for releasing my books – my first book will be out late 2014.)
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