Day 26 – Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019): Mysterio


“I don’t think you know what’s real, Peter”

The MCU Spider-man films have been surprisingly good and what I like about them the most is that the villains all have a very clear motivation.  The film version of Mysterio is a clever interpretation of the popular villain from the comics.  Jake Gyllenhaal seems like he’s having a bunch of fun with the role too which is really all you can ask for!

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Etsy store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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Day 25 – Star Trek Insurrection (1998): Lieutenant Commander Data


“In the event of a water landing, I have been designed to act as a flotation device.”

I’m surprised it took 25 days before a Trek film showed up, but I was definitely presented with a challenge over who I picked for this film.  I love the look of Ru’afo but with only a couple of TNG Trek films, I felt that it might be unfair not to pick one of the crew.  This presented me the opportunity to do something slightly different and hopefully fun with the character. 

The randomness with the 366 films will probably drop all the trek films in one month LOL, I try not to look too far in advance.

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Etsy store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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Day 24 – Labyrinth (1986): Ludo

“Sure, rocks friends.”

Pretty much everything in Labyrinth is a visual feast but I always had a soft spot for Ludo.  I just like drawing him but I could easily spend a month drawing all the cool characters throughout. 

But of course, the film gets one character and it’s Ludo.

I think what I’m really enjoying in this whole project is the diversity offset by the little themes that seem to show up, two Ghibli films already yet no Star Treks or Harry Potters (I think they’re all in there – I really should rewatch the series for when they do come up!).

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Etsy store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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Day 23 – Dredd (2012): Cadet Judge Cassandra Anderson

“She’s a pass.”

I really like the Dredd film.

Karl Urban is a perfect Judge Dredd and I really liked the self-contained story.  Mega-City One is such a diverse and sprawling entity that you could spend millions trying to capture it and still fail miserably.  This makes more sense to keep the Street Judges in one block rather than letting the story spiral too far afield.

Judge Anderson is also a great character and I think it was a great dynamic.  

Day 22 – John Carter (2012): Woola


“Woola will follow you anywhere.”

John Carter is possibly the most underrated film of all time, in my very humble opinion of course.  It would easily rank in my top twenty favourite films of all time.  I hadn’t read the books prior which I’m sure helps to enjoy the film more because they do differ, but it did encourage me to check them out and fall in love with them as well.  It is a source of frustration though that these incredibly rich and wonderful stories probably won’t be told anytime soon on the big screen.

I didn’t think I’d like Woola so much but damn if the dog / alien thingie didn’t capture my heart!

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Etsy store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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Day 21 – Space Truckers (1996): Martian, genetically square, jacked-up hog

Oink

I assure you that yesterday did not influence today’s choice from Space Truckers.

Space Truckers was such a joy to discover and I had absolutely no expectations going into it.  I was hoping for some trashy science fiction c grade silliness and I got all of that plus a whole lot more!

Unbelievably fun to watch and so weird and memorable.

If you’ve never seen it I highly recommend it if only for the camp retro appeal.

The production design is surprisingly good (in concept the execution is what you might expect lol). 

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Etsy store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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Day 20 – Porco Rosso (1992): Porco Rosso

I’d rather be a pig than a fascist.

This is another early Ghibli film for me, I had no idea what it was going to be about and then when I saw it I just fell in love with it.

It doesn’t hurt that in the Disney dub they use Michael Keaton LOL

And don’t give me that disapproving look, I often watch these things when painting so I can’t be reading the subtitles and I speak not a lick of Japanese (maybe all of five words… maybe).

Also yes, there is a nose/snout and to be honest, I don’t think it would work without it.  It’s kind of central to the character so it’s all about the rule-breaking.

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Etsy store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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Day 19 – Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999): Mustafa

I can’t stand to be asked the same question three times. It just irritates me.

It would have been very easy to draw any of the larger than life characters in Austin Powers The Spy who shagged me but I had to go with the character that made me laugh the most and continues to, to this day and that is the assassin Mustafa who meets his end (?) at the bottom of the cliff.  With his very broken leg and his quite a lot of pain, it had me in tears in an already hysterically funny film.  I still quote his adherence to the three questions rule.

I thought I might exaggerate his judo/karate stance a little which he goes straight into after climbing up the cliff, though I was also tempted to show him at the bottom of the ravine with the bone protruding from his leg and beginning to smell like almonds.

If only he had a band-aid or some antiseptic cream.

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Happy 25th Anniversary Voyager – Sally of Nine 3 of 3

I had to draw Sally twice because it’s pretty humid here in Brisbane and the ink didn’t dry completely on the comm badge and smudged ink everywhere. Which is fine but a good reminder.

These were a lot of fun today, I wish I had time to do them all but I’ve got a bunch of things going at once so this was just a quick little detour to mark the anniversary and give me the chance to draw some Trek Nuts!

The originals will be available up on the Etsy store a little after this is published.

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