It always melts my heart to see the parents of creative sons and daughters really support their child's endeavors. There is nothing sweeter than the pride in a parent's eyes, and the warmth children feel from their parents support.
Geek culture artist Jason Edmiston has been creating art professionally for 20 years, but what people might not know is that he uses his father as a model to help formulate his images.
"Most of my work, which includes movie posters, toy packaging, art prints and advertising art, relies to some degree on photo reference. Some of that reference includes screen grabs or press photos of the subject to achieve a proper likeness and correct costume details. The rest is made up of photographs that I take myself, of my father, with appropriate lighting and costuming. I reinterpret these photos, mixing them together with shots of the movie characters to create a new, unique image.
"When I have a concept sketch for a piece worked out, I pop over to my parents’ house and get my dad to dress up like the character while I set up lighting to match the scene. He’s very accommodating, and willing to pose in all sorts of ways, and always manages to get into character. He never says no to a request and is always enthusiastic. I have yet to meet a better model."
If this isn't freakin' adorable, then I don't know what is.
And massive props to this model daddy who really knows how to get into character!
[Source: Bored Panda]