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Awesome Portraits of Fan Favorite Movie Characters

Mr. Pink from Reservoir Dogs

Los Angeles-based artist Mike Mitchell, best known for his Just Like Us series, has taken a departure from his usual, comically light-hearted illustrations and created an awesome new collection of pop culture portraits. The series of “thirty-ish portraits” feature the profiles of characters from beloved films, including cult favorites like Mr. Pink from Resevoir Dogs (in pink) and Veronica from Heathers (post-explosion and donning Heather's red scrunchie).

Mitchell explains the reasons behind his character choices: “Naturally there's a few crowd pleasers, but I tried to pick characters that are more under appreciated in pop culture art. It's important to me that this show feels fresh and unique, and I think my choices are helping to achieve that. The movies I chose from span all genres, but the unifying theme are characters that made a strong impression on me, regardless of their screen time. There are a few characters that aren't even in their respected movies for more than 5 minutes, but they are a big reason I watch those movies.”

Opening reception for Mitchell's show is tonight at Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas. The portraits will be on display through May 26, 2013.


Driver from Drive


Django from Django Unchained


Dae-su Oh from Oldboy


Igor from Young Frankenstein


Jimmie Dimmick from Pulp Fiction


Marge Gunderson from Fargo


Jacobim Mugatu from Zoolander


R.J. MacReady from The Thing


Judge Dredd from Dredd


Bill “The Butcher” Cutting from Gangs of New York


Nada from They Live


Thomas Jerome Newton from The Man Who Fell To Earth


Veronica from Heathers

Mike Mitchell website
via [reddit, OMG Posters!]

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