I'm sure he's an incredibly nice man in real life, but when I think of Ralph Fiennes, I can only think of evil. He's played so many types of roles over his expansive career, but none left their mark as indelibly on me as the character he portrayed in Schindler's List: Amon Goeth. Truth be told, it was quite a while before I could get Goeth out of my head to appreciate the incredible range of Fiennes. From Shakespeare to Bond, romantic lead to perhaps the most dastardly villain in kid's literature, he has played it all, stunningly well. While 1998's Avengers represented perhaps a career misstep, there haven't been many others. I admire the hell out of Fiennes and I hope this timeline honors his illustrious career.
What can I say...I love RDJ. What an incredible career this fine actor has had. Possibly even the greatest comeback story in Hollywood history. Older readers will recall seeing him as a comic presence in such films as Weird Science and Back to School. Downey Jr then showed us his dark side with Less Than Zero. A few years later, he was Oscar nominated for the title role in Chaplin. After a long, difficult battle with substance abuse, he roared back into the spotlight as Tony Stark in Iron Man, now his signature role. Reportedly one of the nicest guys in Hollywood, RDJ continues to take on new challenges as an actor, and I can't wait to see what he does next.
These were warmup sketches for my digital design class. Combining photo collage and illustration, I was trying to draw my nightmares. I don't think the illustrations are particularly successful, but it was a fun experiment, so I thought I'd share.
This piece was commissioned by Nerdist.com, to celebrate the premiere of the new Supergirl series. They even found a way to get a print of it to the new Supergirl herself, Melissa Benoist! Check out the article here!
"The lovers, the dreamers, and me..." My whole life, I've had such affection for the Muppets. Kermit especially, with his dreams of just wanting to get his friends together to put on a show, really struck a chord with me. I remember when Jim Henson died, it was like a piece of me left with him. This piece is to honor him, and the legacy of the Muppets.
Jeff Victor studied art/design at the University of Kansas and has worked as an illustrator ever since. Some of his clients include Cartoon Network, Nick Jr. Animation, Warner Bros Animation, ABCMouse, BBC/Create Media, National Geographic Kids, East West Animation, Playstation, HBO, DMS Films/Academy Awards, IFC, Bicycle Casino, K&Company, Hallmark Cards, and Universal Studios: Hollywood.
Jeff recently finished a seven year stint as a designer for Nickelodeon Games and is currently working as a freelance illustrator.
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