Gallery 1988 is putting on show (right now!) that pays tribute to Judd Apatow and all his movies and they invited me to submit a piece. Fortunately Anchorman is one of favorite flicks and I already had created an image of the news team, so I made a few tweaks/updates and printed a limited run just for the show. I worked remotely with a company called Static Medium in LA who were very accommodating as I was short on time.
Here's a link to my piece on G1988's site:
Always neat to be apart of projects like this. So many interesting artists and directions to go. Here's a brief breakdown of how this image has changed over time:
1) A palette-restriction-challenge-type meme from DeviantArt. 8 or so colors - I think? I left out a few of the swatches. I think I have an older post covering this.
2) For Sand Diego ComiCon I made some updates thinking that some of the unusual flesh colors (a green Ron Burgandy?) wouldn't make a whole lotta sense to the fans. I also changed Veronica's eyes, and the overall size of the characters. Anchorman is pretty popular so these sold out in the first couple days of the con.
3) For G1988 I put some washes of color (and subtle texture though you can't see it here) over the whole image to push back the stark contrast just a bit. I also removed a crooked little "nose wrinkle" on the far side of Ron's face. Added a subtle white offset outline. Added a few other gradients/shading here and there. I'm not planning to do another run of these prints - when they're gone, they're gone.