Inglourious Basterds, 2009
Ink, Watercolor, and Digital composition.

Created for an alternate “Inglourious Basterds” Marketing campaign (in conjunction with Upper Playground, SA Studios, & The Weinstein Company)

Alex Pardee says: “This piece took me 8, 18-20 hour days to create. I don’t know if that’s a long time for other people, but I have always lacked the attention span to spend more than 2 days on one piece previous to this one. I usually fall in love with an idea and I just need to get it out as quickly as possible and move on to the next idea.

However, this was a HUGE deal for me and since it was a PITCH for a new marketing campaign rather than a sure thing, and since I am huge fan of Quentin Tarantino’s films, I wanted to pitch the best presentation I could. So for the first time ever, I spent time sketching, re-sketching, re-thinking, taking reference photos, compositing paintings, learning more Photoshop and so forth, all on an extremely tight deadline just to SEE what would happen if I DID apply myself and allow myself to make mistakes and learn how to fix them or change them to try to fit my ultimate vision. In the end the campaign didn’t go through, but I was really satisfied with the process of doing it. From then on I allowed myself a little more time when creating new work."