Mike Mitchell's Thread of Amazing Things

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Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:39 am

+ 1 E.T. - really quite happy, I love the print. It has such a great feel to it.

I chatted with Mike around the time he made it. Not sure if people are aware of this, but he was requested to portray that shot in the film specifically.
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Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:00 am

Gah! Now that was not a nice drop for people in the UK fingers crossed mike chooses a better time to drop the portraits so us international folk have a shot!
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Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:09 am

middayshadows wrote:+ 1 E.T. - really quite happy, I love the print. It has such a great feel to it.

I chatted with Mike around the time he made it. Not sure if people are aware of this, but he was requested to portray that shot in the film specifically.
I believe it was discussed when the image was originally released. There was a lot of backlash to it just being purely a photocopy, and having no artistic input blah blah bullshit. But it would be interesting to hear about more WIP from Mike. Or at least tidbits/writeups when he puts something new out.
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Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:13 am

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middayshadows wrote:+ 1 E.T. - really quite happy, I love the print. It has such a great feel to it.

I chatted with Mike around the time he made it. Not sure if people are aware of this, but he was requested to portray that shot in the film specifically.
I believe it was discussed when the image was originally released. There was a lot of backlash to it just being purely a photocopy, and having no artistic input blah blah bullshit. But it would be interesting to hear about more WIP from Mike. Or at least tidbits/writeups when he puts something new out.
Yeah, I think I might've mentioned it back then in the thread for the print.

Hear hear, I'd definitely love to hear from Mike about his process.
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Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:21 am

nobody wants the scarface variant???
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Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:26 am

kebo wrote:nobody wants the scarface variant???
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Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:39 pm

middayshadows wrote:
cutterbutter wrote:
middayshadows wrote:+ 1 E.T. - really quite happy, I love the print. It has such a great feel to it.

I chatted with Mike around the time he made it. Not sure if people are aware of this, but he was requested to portray that shot in the film specifically.
I believe it was discussed when the image was originally released. There was a lot of backlash to it just being purely a photocopy, and having no artistic input blah blah bullshit. But it would be interesting to hear about more WIP from Mike. Or at least tidbits/writeups when he puts something new out.
Yeah, I think I might've mentioned it back then in the thread for the print.

Hear hear, I'd definitely love to hear from Mike about his process.
Mondo asked me if I would like to do a poster portraying that scene, which is a defining moment of the film. I understand it's similar to the scene in the movie, but that was sort of the point. I still had to draw everything on it's own, and the angle is a bit different, so I don't know why people got up in arms about it.

Anyways, E.T. is Lauren's (my wifes) favorite movie, which was the number one reason I accepted it. Had there been more time, I probably would have petitioned to do something different, but with the time I had, I was happy with what I created, which was poster with a vintage feel that invoked nostalgia.
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Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:47 pm

Haters gonna hate! The vibe coming from this thing is electric. Very nostalgic, makes me wanna cry.
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Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:49 pm

Just got this mean bitch back today

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Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:14 pm

Ctg9095 wrote:Just got this mean bitch back today

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Codeblue wrote:Ya know they'll put out at least 1 "ZOMG gotta rub mah nuts on another dukes butt to get in line for it" poster.
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Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:35 pm

Nice frame up job! Looks sexy!
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Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:49 am

couldnt you have saved some $$ by not including the inner yellow mat?
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Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:56 am

phips wrote:couldnt you have saved some $$ by not including the inner yellow mat?
You wouldn't have the same depth
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Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:58 am

Ctg9095 wrote:Just got this mean bitch back today

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Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:19 pm

phips wrote:couldnt you have saved some $$ by not including the inner yellow mat?
Probably, but I wanted it to have more depth and I actually needed to spend more to go over my limit (I had a large giftcard to the local framers and since I'm moving soon I needed to use it all up asap). Never knew it would be so hard to spend $1000... I had to keep going back to the premade frames section and grab more :lol:
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