I was invited to produce a Jurassic Park painting for the 'Amblin 35' exhibition held at Creature Features in Burbank, December 2016. My tribute poster was sketched digitally using Procreate with an Apple Pencil / iPad Pro and colored using Adobe Photoshop for Mac. I tried to highlight the most iconic moments from the movie and create a piece of art that all fans would love to hang on their walls.
Jurassic Park was the first movie-going experience that had a significant impact on my life. For 6 year old me, it was the most exciting thing I'd ever seen on screen and I couldn't get enough of anything related to the movie. As I became fascinated with how the Jurassic Park dinosaurs had been made, I remember having that 'wow' moment when I realized that movies like this were made by artists, and that one day I could work on projects just like this.
This piece is a tribute to featured artist Drew Struzan, an artist I have admired my whole life; to Steven Spielberg, who has made and been involved in so many of my favorite movies; and to Amblin Entertainment, for celebrating 35 years of movie magic.