Blood meridian Key Art Design Challenge

I was tasked with a design challenge to design a key art for a favorite event, show, or movie.


I created a key art for the hypothetical movie, Blood Meridian, a book originally by Cormac McCarthy. 

I designed this around one of the main characters, the Judge, a terrifying God-like figure. His origins are unknown and we are not sure if he is immortal or man. The story takes place the Southwest and the landscape, bleak and harsh plays an important role. 

I designed this with the Judge and the landscape in mind - I wanted him front and center, but a part of the landscape, as they are both merciless and omnipresent. 

The three men on horse back - in the center - are bandits that ride with the Judge.