Saturday, December 17, 2011

Toad Warrior Movie Poster

The Toad is captured on canvas in between takes of his soon-to-be-released movie, Toad Warrior. The epic-scale film is being shot on location in the scorching sand dunes of Dalanzadgad, in Outer Mongola. Skagway stars as the legendary toad samarai who roamed 11th Century Mongolia armed only with a sword, spear and throwing stars.

The real Toad Warrior of Mongolian legend was a Mongolia Sand Toad (Bufo roddei). The Toad is a Western Toad (Bufo boreas). In order to portray the character with authenticity, he endured three hours of makeup each day during filming. He also did his own stunts. No stunt doubles were used in the battle sequences.

The Toad stated in a recent interview that he also found the title role to be exhausting because of the burden he had to bear during long days of shooting with his heavy armored costume, weighing in at a hefty one quarter ounce.

It was an honor to be chosen to illustrate the movie poster. I can't wait to see the movie. A release date hasn't been set.

Buy the poster and t-shirt.

7 comments:

  1. Haha, nicely done. Love his expression and that stylish scarf. The style reminds me a bit of Groo from Sergio Aragones.

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    1. Thanks for the note, Cindy. This blog is brand-spankin' new, and this is my first Skagway painting. So you're my very first comment. Hopefully the first of many.

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    1. Thanks for the comment and the follow.

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  3. love the toad, this cigar and match are great.

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  4. Nice job as usual Bron! Good seeing you on IF.

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