If you follow me on ummm well pretty much anywhere I guess, you’ll know that I’m a crossfitter. Right now we’re in a strength building cycle and part of the strength component today was Sumo Deadlifts and whenever I think of Sumo deadlifts I have a picture of E. Honda from Street Fighter in my head.
Don’t critique his form, it’s hard to draw hook grip and besides, he might slap you.
I set a couple of hours aside just for me this afternoon and I realised I hadn’t seen The Terminator in a while and not on the big HD TV so I cranked the volume and pulled the curtains and had a blast.
Terminator really holds up well, even the eyeball scene which is the scene that always stands out for me ever since I was a young’un. I think the fake head actually adds to the horror of the sequence and so I wanted to draw that and it’s gross.
Whilst I’ve been enjoying a mini-break from the Star Trek 365 pics (I batched up a bunch of sketch cards to give myself some breathing room) I asked my Patrons over on Patreon what they’d like to see. One of them was something from Blade Runner and after drawing the Galactica the other day I must be in a bit of a vehicle bender because all I could picture was a moody picture of the Spinner taking off in the rain.
I’m really enjoying these quick study sketches, they kind of have to be quick because of the Star Trek 365 being all encompassing. The xenomorph alien has always been a favourite of mine despite the many MANY attempts to completely dilute the franchise LOL. That first Alien film is still one of the most terrifying and brilliant films and I love the design of the alien.
I fell in love with Dark Matter almost instantly but sadly right now the only legal way I can finish watching the series is by buying it on iTunes and my budget for media is pretty tight these days so buying individual shows is not on the cards. So sadly I’ll wait until one of my THREE streaming services get it so I can finish that journey.
This was suggested by Paul over on Patreon and was really fun to do. I’m really enjoying these so we’ll see what else they come up with.
Now that I’m more or less settled in to my routine for the Star Trek 365 I’m trying to push myself to continue drawing other stuff. To eas myself into that I turned to my Patreon followers who have been giving me some ideas of characters they’d like to see etc.
Kelli asked for Vice Admiral Holdo whom I had no idea who she was as at the time I hadn’t seen The Last Jedi. Since then of course I’ve seen the film and to be fair I’m not really objective when it comes to Laura Dern, I’ll love her in pretty much anything. She has an amazing look as Vice Admiral Holdo so it was a joy to knock out a quick pencil scribble of her character.
I do think she was kind of wasted in the film but then this is a whole conversation I have no interest in starting lol.