I've always been a fan of Dick Tracy. As a kid I used to always watch the old cartoons when I went over to my Grandparents house. Naturally I love the Warren Beatty movie too. Visually it's stunning and for the time it was pretty impressive. Is Dick Tracy a true definition of a "pulp character"? Maybe, maybe not. Either way I wanted to do something different from what I normally do. I first traditionally sketched, then inked Tracy. Then I hand painted with yellow and black watercolor paints before I scanned it and digitally touched it up. Finally putting it against a background to make it pop.
My idea for this theme was a kind of sequel to Big Trouble in Little China, but with The Shadow, obviously. The design of this poster was inspired by a poster for my favorite movie ever, Blade Runner (although Big Trouble comes in at a very close second), which just happens to be another 80's movie.