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Iconic precipitates

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Otherwise known as the Four Icon Movie Poster Challenge.

I know I am *so* three weeks ago. All the other 4 icon movie posters were fantastic, fun and done ages ago. Zeitgeist, I am not.

Anyway, I’m in a zone of non-sleep creativity, so I have to strike while the iron is hot. Not a lot of deep thoughts on these drawings other than I continue to hate the fact that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE drawing on my iPad.  <3 SketchBookPro. [Grrr lack of file structure. Grrr DRM.]

Movie Poster 1: Can you name this movie? HINT: It’s in theatres March 2011. I tried to not make the icons spoilers, but don’t worry- the movie does that all on its own. Groan. So. Disappointed.

Four Icon Movie Poster 1

How about this one? Movie Poster 2. Probably no surprises here, no hints needed.

Four Icon Movie Poster 2

Now I will describe this process in scientific terms: take a story, boil it down so that all extra liquid evaporates until only 4 precipitates remain. This was actually more difficult than I imagined because it assumes there is actually some substance in the story. I purposely left a lot of white space in the images because I originally was going to put the movie title, like Kyle does. But after playing the guessing-game along with a few different assignment submissions, I think I prefer no title.

Actual DS106 Assignment Description: Reduce a movie, story, or event into its basic elements, then take those visuals and reduce them further to simple icons. (Thanks to Kyle Tezak for starting the challenge, and Tim Owens for submitting. Read more here:

I just read that description again. It does not necessarily have to be a movie plot. Now I want to do the bible or something equally epic: As I lay dying? Moby Dick? DS106Radio? Elegance of a Hedgehog? Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? The Glass Bead Game?

At this rate, I’ll never sleep again.

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