I admit - I wasn't looking through these on randomizer (though, one did lead me to all these other ones).
This is the third Hammerhead poster I saw by Hess where the guy had a hammer for a head, and if I'm not mistaken, at least one of the other ones had the smiley face on the front.
I'm just the new guy, but Kozik and everyone else who dislikes these works have good reason for disliking them. Great art, terrible concepts and more often than not, awful lettering and layouts.
Not that *I* can talk, because I still have to get the "good drawing" part down. But, c'mon - HAMMERHEAD?
*sigh* So much wasted talent.
Who knows. Maybe he doesn't come onto the site? I talked with Coop recently at the Burning Brush art auction and he claimed he has never even heard of Gigposters?!?!/!???? His stuff was already on this site. I don't know who submitted for him. I also talked to the Pizz at La Luz De Jesus Gallery and he also said "What's that"? Either they don't admit it or they just never heard. I find the latter hard to fathom.
why doesn't he join us??! okay bar you'd say its cause he gets a hard time but heck,art does sometimes, i had a bust up with him once and its sorted now (from my end anyway) how come hess never shows himself then?
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[quote]I don't think poster art is about competition..... I just think he is way above half the poster artists on the site[quote]
well he can kick ass on my drawings, and will probably always sell more than me, and be way more famous etc...but well, ... so? I just think a literal interpretation of a bands name is all hes capable of, but its all he seems top put out.
just my view.
which half? ;-) some constructive criticism: derek's posters usually feature an anatomical drawing which has something to do with the name of the band, a jesus lizard, in this case a guy with a hammer for a head, most of his posters use this approach. mr frumpy was spot on in his comments on this aspect of derek's work. now, what most of us have been saying and seem to agree on (which is unusual for starters!) is that hess' work simply lacks imagination, they are predictable so to speak. maybe he could incorporate other stuff into his work, go wild for once! the posters he does now have evidently gathered a pretty big fan base, what we've been getting at is if he varied his work a bit more he's be even better and surely more respected.to me his work is lazy. will that do?
Are you looking for my opinion? What does that matter? :-?
I don't think poster art is about competition. If its cool, I like it. Hess can draw, so can half the people on this site. The other half resort to other methods. I just think he is way above half the poster artists on the site, so I dont see why he is getting cut down. This isnt constructive criticism.
barry, you're obviously a fan of hess and thats great but all we're doing is commenting on the posters as we see them with no pre-concieved ideas of what kinda character hess may be, as far as i'm concerned anyway. i don't know if derek is watching,i doubt it otherwise he'd surely stand up and defend his work?
I saw all the points.
I went away for a while, and I come back to Derek Hess getting bad comments???? In my opinion, I can overlook that, as I know that his posters are pure talent. Lets see more positive comments. I'm sure he's watching and feeling like shit. Can't we all get along?
Barry you missed the point completely. Read all the way through. Its the lack of imagination to the poster thats getting ripped on. The dude can draw!!! And yep he must spend ages drawing the poster, but it looks like he spends the time it takes to say the bands name to develop his idea....thats all.
You know what? You guys all suck. I like Hess posters because you can tell that he put time and effort into drawing these amazing posters instead of heading to kinkos and doing the old xerox 'art chantry' thing. Give the guy some credit here. Its those of us who don't have the talent to draw like Hess, that end up resorting to other simpler methods.
Saw the site, looked at the lighter, and cute merchies...saw a few pics, you have destroyed my liking for his work...NO......
I have to agree, a hammer for a head!!! A Jesus whos a lizard OMG..
A floyd that is pink ( I made that one up) A Jermaine that is roger'd.. damn its infecting my psyche... I hope I dont ever do a poster for The Stripes that are white, mm yes. hey its a yoda approach to art. hahahahaha
harry...i think you could do hess if you worked outa a drawing from the human anatomy book long enough...yeah he has talent as an illustrator...but fug man...just look at this poster...what the hell?...and hessfest...come on man...not to mention his bio...on the site..ah what do i know...it just does rub me the wrong way...good ill or not...just not my thing...seems he 's got some sort of messiah thing going on. self appointed.
I'm just jealous of his immense talent.
I never eally cared until this one interview I read that basically called me a piece of shit.
He razzle-dazzled people with his 'technique' for a while..it's complicated....
It's very hot today and I'm full of Crispy Chicken w Cashews....
Lotsa od Acid. And girls that turn into demons when you do them on acid. And then, while you are on acid in the back of a volkswagon, you accidentally spill a bunch of Yukon Jack on your balls and it starts burning so you tear your way out and take your pants off and get arrested spraying your crotch off with a strangers garden hose.
poor derek gets such a rough trot on here doesn't he. everyone knows how good he is at drawing but his posters really lack the imagination that makes for great poster art, i think he just needs to take some acid or something. :-)