Posts tagged Illustration
Posts tagged Illustration
I recently decided to choose my top ten favourite movies. It’s a little difficult when you own over 1000 dvds. I like a lot of movies.
My first draft of favourite movies had 40 titles. I then whittled down to 10. This is somewhat arbitrary as tastes change, but here it is, in alphabetical order:
Back to the Future
The Big Lebowski
The Fifth Element
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
Interestingly (To me, anyways) there are no repeat directors on the list. The only repeat actors are Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, and (technically) Brad Pitt (He has a tiny role in True Romance)
I don’t know what compelled me to draw this, but it would have been super relevant in 1993…
Just a couple random characters I had in the back of my head. They’re affiliated somehow, I kind of flip flopped between FBI-esque government ops or Mafia. Either way the end up fighting monsters/demons.
The first character I thought up was Barbeque. His face is half-scarred from someone holding his face down on a BBQ (surprise, surprise) People mostly call him Barbeque behind his back as he’s pretty sensitive about the topic and tends to fly into a rage when it’s brought up.
Bloodshot is a character that would be mentioned in passing several times before actually showing up. New units being indoctrinated into the group would mull over what kind of person ends up with the nickname BLOODshot. After an ominous buildup, it would turn out that Bloodshot is constantly hung over and sporting bloodshot eyes.
Easter’s character hasn’t been further developed other than the fact that he resembles an Easter Island Statue.
Evil Eye is a repurposing/Gender Swap of the main character from The Gift of Sight ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/76600885924/the-gift-of-sight-was-a-comic-idea-i-had-when-i ) The comic would theoretically follow her as she is brought into the group and hones her ability to see evil / see through the eyes of monsters.
Karl is a demon lackey / Comic relief.
Amazing UnTrue Stories was another sketchbook comic that I drew. Essentially there was an amulet that allowed people to jump to and from alternate dimensions. Except instead of merely moving their bodies to another dimension, they’d actually take possession of that dimension’s version of themselves. Sort of a combination of Sliders and Quantum Leap.
The main characters were fictional representatives of myself, my wife and two friends randomly chosen for each comic. The villain had a skull-head and had difficulty displaying his emotions, what with his lack of a face. So he carried around two eyebrows on wooden dowels, which he would place in front of his face to indicate how he was feeling. I thought it was a fun touch.
When I was drawing my Mythology project (See the first 200 or so entries on this tumblr) my wife and I were joking about the mythological creatures starring in a sitcom. I ended up drawing a couple comics in my sketchbook but they never really appeared online.
The comic was called “Hot Love!” and the premise was that lava monster Cherufe ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/698108294/cherufe-south-american-in-araucanian-lore-a ) was best friends and roommates with Ammut ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/697906532/ammut-egyptian-a-goddess-of-the-underworld-she ) They also lived with Cherufe’s pet Cath Sith ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/698090482/cath-sith-irish-a-fairy-cat )
Cherufe’s childhood friend Con lived next door ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/698128556/con-south-american-a-boneless-creator-god-he ) as did Huitzilopochtli ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/702742645/huitzilopochtli-central-american-in-some )
Ammut had a crush on Gaja-Simha ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/698260762/gaja-simha-cambodian-a-monster-in-the-form-of ) who worked at the local diner with his friend Aegipan ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/697868731/aegipan-greek-a-monster-part-goat-part-fish )
And hijinks ensued.
I don’t remember the exact context of this character, but it was basically a super-villain who was nothing but a brain. Instead of being housed in a robot or an impressive machine, the brain had a piece of lined paper stapled to it with angry eyes drawn on and a Jack O’Lantern style mouth.
I think he might have been Larry’s nemesis?
My wife’s Valentines Day card was once again sponsored by famous felines. RIP Colonel Meow
The Gift of Sight was a comic idea I had when I went to see a local punk band at a bar, which I did all of one time. I was bored and trying to occupy my mind. There was this big sweaty guy with a mohawk and I was wondering what I’d do if I had to fight him. But why would I ever have to fight some random guy. The scenario I eventually concocted was about a guy who had the ability to see demonic evil. (i.e.: possession) If he concentrated hard enough, the way he viewed the world would change; Anything thing normal or benign would show up with blue coloration, anything that had come in contact with evil would show up sort of neon pink. (I thought pink would pair better with blue than say, red.)
The original idea was this guy hanging at a bar. He looks over and sees a beer keg glowing pink (A demon’s attempt to possess bar patrons) He sees a trail of pink drops leading from the keg to a table where this massive punk is downing a pitcher of the tainted beer. The punk’s colour slowly turns from blue to pink and he starts tearing up the joint.
I liked the idea that even though the main character had this special power, it was in no way helpful if it came to actually physically opposing antagonists. Eventually, he would have been able to project his vision, sort of like laser vision, except it would just reveal the colours he saw to everyone else.
Miguel Toronaga, Bushido Luchador.
A comic idea I had about the melding of customs and mythology. The idea was a Mexican wrestler / Samurai who roamed the world fighting monsters inspired by world mythology. In the future, all cultures have melted together, and become one.
And then Samurai Jack came out, which was the same idea but executed 100% better…