Day 59 – Blade: Trinity (2004): Abigail Whistler

“Scream if this hurts, chica!”

I honestly only have very vague memories of Blade Trinity, I know I didn’t like Blade 2 as much as I enjoyed the first which I really loved but I can’t remember how much I enjoyed this or not. I do remember that Ryan Reynolds’ abs stole the show.

I loved the Nightstalkers from the Midnight Son run of Ghost Rider in the 90s so I was really excited when I heard that Hannibal King was going to be in the film. So despite this I’ve gone with Whistler’s daughter who is like a proto Hawkeye style character. She’s just badass.

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

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Lieutenant Commander Linus Van Data – TNG Trek Nuts 2 of 4

“Geordi, I can not stun my cat.”

Originally I wasn’t going to draw Data but then I remembered that there is a Peanuts style of drawing cats and everyone knows my fondness of Data and Spot (and Worf).

The original is up on the Lee Draws Stuff shop (I’m moving from Etsy… again) until someone snags it.

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Day 58 – Thor: The Dark World (2013): Dr Jane Foster

[Slaps Loki] “That was for New York!”

As much as I love Thor I actually think that Jane is the best thing about this remarkably lackluster affair. My favourite scene is definitely when she slaps Loki but I kind of love the whole visiting Asgard experience and meeting Thor’s parents. It has a great sense of normalcy meeting not normal, at all LOL.

I think it’s great that she’s coming back for the next Thor Love and Thunder and I can’t wait to see her as female Thor and I really don’t care what the naysayers are carrying on about. I suspect Portman had to be sold on the idea to come back so I can’t imagine it isn’t cool.

I am on record though that I feel there are way too many pumpkins in this film and got into lengthy debates with people of Twitter (never do this) regarding it.

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

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Dr Peppermint Crusher – TNG Trek Nuts 1 of 4

If there is nothing wrong with me, maybe there’s something wrong with the universe.

So over on Patreon I asked the gang what they wanted the next set of Peanuts and Star Trek mash ups to be and they voted for TNG.

Sometimes these are going to be pretty obvious and I think Peppermin Patty lends herself well to a whole range of characters. That said the quote I used above is an absolutely perfect quote for a Peppermint Patty / Crusher mash up! Almost written for Peanuts!

Original is available unless someone snaps it up.

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Day 57 – Escape from New York (1981): S.D.”Snake” Plissken

“I don’t give a fuck about your war… or your president.”

I mean come on?!? Who else was I going to pick in this film??? What an amazing, iconic character! I love the deliberate pacing of Escape from NY, backed by an exceptional soundtrack and possibly one of the best film posters ever.

As with other Carpenter films I think it’s great to be able to contemplate and debate the broader concepts and commentary on society contained within. Of course it’s okay to turn the brain off and just enjoy a fun romp the apocalyptic future… ummm past?

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

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Random Trek Tuesday – The Ascent (DS9)

Actually, I came up with a way to save our lives. All we have to do is haul this transmitter up to higher ground. More altitude, less atmosphere. Go high enough, and we might be able to get a signal out.

A couple of people asked for more details on how I’m doing the draw – I have a full list of every episode and movie in chronological order of release! I get Google’s random number picker to pick a number between 1 and 700+ and then delete that line from the spreadsheet so next week it will between 1 and one less than this week.

I do really enjoy this episode as it is very character driven around the Odo and Quark relationship. It’s especially interesting as it redefines their relationship somewhat as Odo is still getting used to be a solid and all the limitations that accompany that.

Quark is quick to point out the abilities he’s lost and there is almost an overcompensation when he is determined to take Quark to be judged that he may not have had before his abilities to shape shift were removed. Then the story is straight up simple survival. Get to the top of a mountain and what it reveals about you at your core.

I’ve drawn this episode a couple of times and I just really like the dynamic.

This is part of the Random Trek Tuesday. I have gathered together EVERY episode of Star Trek, every season, every series and every film except for Star Trek Picard and put them into a big spreadsheet. Every week I let the randomiser pick one episode out which I’ll watch and then draw a scene from. You’ll find the originals over on Etsy immediately after publishing here on a Tuesday night.

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Day 56 – Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991): General Chang

 taH pagh taHbe’

I don’t think I’ve ever actually drawn General Chang before so I figure this was as good a time as ever to give it a go. He’s got a singular look to him which I think was especially important so he wouldn’t be lost in the film as another stock Klingon like some of his colleagues were.

I do think I’ve probably had my fill of Klingon’s reading Shakespeare after this film. When McCoy says he’d pay real money if he’d shut up I cheered!

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

I’ve been slack getting the pics up on Etsy but I’ll do a batch catch up tonight.

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Day 55 – Teen Wolf (1985): Harold Howard

An explanation is probably long overdue.

I feel like I only just drew Scott semi recently (as featured on a nogum card) so I obviously wanted to still draw a werewolf and the only other one was his Dad which is just fine by me!!

I think Teen Wolf is one of those films that having watched it in the last year or so I can really just leave it on the shelf. It’s not a movie I feel I need to revisit on a regular basis like some others.

Of course I can’t hear Surfin USA without thinking of the film LOL.

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

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Star Trek: Picard – Stardust City Rag

Raffi, are you serious, sending us down there – looking like this?

I don’t really have that much of a problem with the gore in this episode, I get that it is what it is and I also get that people want to watch this with their kids.

I didn’t like the actors that originally played the two characters killed here were recast although I get it maybe with ICheb from an age side of things and also he’s had a few less than stellar takes on stuff. But Maddox was a real disappointment, it would have been cool to see the original actor.

Apart from that, this episode was possibly better than the ones before it, lots happened some a little too conveniently but that’s all good. The drummer from Scott Pilgrim was always going to do something evil and I picked that immediately.

The costumes were upon initial reveal a bit cringe worthy but in the episode they work really well. It kind of made me wish they were following more of a Mission Impossible model – I’m not quite sure Section 31 is quite as wholesome as the IMF.

We’re halfway there and finally boarding the cube so there’s quite a bit to still reveal which is kind of exciting!

The original is available on Etsy whilst it lasts.

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Day 54 – Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) Dalek

First, let us exterminate the Thals.

When I originally planned this whole project I was going to include television shows as well and had grand plans for various franchises including Doctor Who.  It was the right thing to do, word of advice when doing a year long challenge; keep it as simple as possible.

So when compiling the list of films I remembered the classic non canon Doctor Who and the Daleks films which meant I could draw a Dalek!  Something about these Daleks too, there are a bunch with claws instead of suckers and that really grabbed my attention.

I love the Dalek design, it shouldn’t work and it’s completely a product of its time and limitations.  It’s uniquely specific to Doctor Who and instantly recognisable.  I’m very happy they weren’t allowed to change them for the new shows.

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

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