“There Will Be Blood” by Aaron Horkey
“A few years ago, when a potential PTA director’s series was first mentioned, I immediately had my hand up for this one. Everything about There Will Be Blood is precisely my cup of tea - the time period, the sweeping desolation of the landscape, the soundtrack, Daniel Day-Lewis, etc. I didn’t immediately come to the idea of an over-sized stock certificate but the more thought that went into it the more perfect it seemed as a visual embodiment of the film.
I’ve also wanted to go all-in on something resembling a 19th century engraved note for quite some time so this seemed like as good an excuse as any. All told I spent over 100 hours on the illustration - it’s still only about half as involved as I think it should be but after 6 weeks I felt like it needed to be put to bed. .”