Day 76 – Skyfall (2012): James Bond

Enjoying death. 007 reporting for duty.

I don’t know why I included a Bond film, it’s a guy in a tuxedo with a gun.  There’s not much I can do with it.

Maybe it’s also because I’m distracted with house selling/packing and moving that’s throwing me out at the same time. I think I included some Bond films simply to draw some of the villains.

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.

Remember if you dig my stuff and wouldn’t mind seeing semi-daily journal entries which include sneak peeks, behind the scenes and first looks then head over to Patreon and subscribe for as little as $1 (US) a month.

Star Trek Picard: Broken Pieces

We are Borg.

As much as I loved seeing Seven of Nine back, I can’t help but feel a little underwhelmed by the Borg cube storyline now. Whilst we know the gravity of Seven creating a mini collective the stakes didn’t seem all that high.

She joined too late to help the drones and then supposedly she is able to disconnect reasonably easy.

I just thought there might be more gravity to the situation but I’m sure the Borg cube will feature again.

There’s a lot of storylines going on and it’s hard to care about all them as they are dashing by so quickly on to the next storyline arc. I kind of felt Rios’ whole arc was incredibly truncated into a quarter of this episode.

I think I’d just have liked the season to feel a little more deftly woven into each other’s storylines as I think they’re all pretty interesting characters.

Original is available whilst it lasts on the Lee Draws Stuff Shop

Remember if you dig my stuff and wouldn’t mind seeing semi-daily journal entries which include sneak peeks, behind the scenes and first looks then head over to Patreon and subscribe for as little as $1 (US) a month.

Day 75 – Avengers: Infinity War (2018): Thanos

The hardest choices require the strongest wills.

I kind of like the idea of drawing Thanos as quite innocent looking.  His simple snap of the fingers halving the universe’s population is a heck of a way to end a film.

I think by this stage though I already had too much Marvel fatigue so I didn’t appreciate these films at the time.  Even on my my most cynical of days I’ll admit that this and Endgame were astonishing feats in logistics.

I can’t quite look at Thanos the same after Starlord referred to him as scrotum chin or words to that effect 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.

Remember if you dig my stuff and wouldn’t mind seeing semi-daily journal entries which include sneak peeks, behind the scenes and first looks then head over to Patreon and subscribe for as little as $1 (US) a month.

Day 74 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984): Mola Ram

“ab iski jaan meri muthi main hai”

I have a special place in my heart… for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. I know it’s silly and pretty racist and extremely inaccurate but it is a throwback to a less enlightened time of mystery from India and the pulp serials.

It is weird watching scenes discussing Indian culture and actually knowing what some of the terms mean etc and just saying wow that’s really just inaccurate LOL.

For this one I just wanted someone interesting to draw and the scene involving the heart removal is so iconic and terrifying (for a kid at least which is what I was at the time).

I also have vivid memories of the taste of the breakfast cereal that had the toys from this film featured on the back.

I wonder if this would make a good valentine’s day card?  

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.

Remember if you dig my stuff and wouldn’t mind seeing semi-daily journal entries which include sneak peeks, behind the scenes and first looks then head over to Patreon and subscribe for as little as $1 (US) a month.

Day 73 – Guardians of the Galaxy (2014): Groot

I am Groot

I really enjoy drawing Groot, he is so much fun and such a wonderful character in Guardians.

I remember Tracey watching GOTG who was not looking forward to the film and didn’t know anything about it and then coming out a 100% Groot fan.

So Groot is a favourite and I love how he kind of died but a part of him lived on and has been going on a journey.

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.

Remember if you dig my stuff and wouldn’t mind seeing semi-daily journal entries which include sneak peeks, behind the scenes and first looks then head over to Patreon and subscribe for as little as $1 (US) a month.

Day 72 – Star Trek Into Darkness (2013): John Harrison / Khan Noonien Singh

You think your world is safe? It is an illusion, a comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace, for I have returned, to have my vengeance.

The first time I saw Star Trek Into Darkness I thought it was brilliant, the second time I thought it was good, the third time I had questions. I don’t think Into Darkness fares well with any level of scrutiny which is a shame because the film looks so damn good.

But the holes in the plot are huge and there are motivation issues and reveals that no one but Spock Prime would care about.

I am Khan…

Ummmm yeah, so?

But there’s parts of the film that a great, the opening sequence is great, the Klingon… cough homeworld is okay if you forget what planet they’re supposed to be on. And that scene where Khan stomps Dr Marcus’ leg and snaps it is brutal and amazing. Cumberbatch does a great job with Khan despite the obvious nationality issues. But he’s intense and driven and you need to remember that his Khan is different from Wrath of Khan.

You do unfortunately need to forget the stupid super blood and the planet to planet beaming or else it renders the universe completely unworkable.

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.

Remember if you dig my stuff and wouldn’t mind seeing semi-daily journal entries which include sneak peeks, behind the scenes and first looks then head over to Patreon and subscribe for as little as $1 (US) a month.

Day 71 – Zardoz (1974): Zed

The truth. We wanted the truth!

Okay.We have a new contender for favourite 366 piece to draw so far and it’s probably only because I giggled the whole time.

If you’ve not seen Zardoz I’m not sure if I’d say you HAD to see it. I saw it when I was a kid and all I remember is that it was pretty far out there.

I rewatched the trailer to remind myself and yeah it doesn’t make me keen to revisit this world but I REALLY enjoyed during Zed in all his ummmm glory.

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.

Remember if you dig my stuff and wouldn’t mind seeing semi-daily journal entries which include sneak peeks, behind the scenes and first looks then head over to Patreon and subscribe for as little as $1 (US) a month.

Random Trek Tuesday – Too Short a Season (TNG)

I am not simply an advisor. On any assignment I accompany, Starfleet has designated me Senior Mission Officer. I control the away team and all its actions. Is that understood? Of course, Captain, you command the ship, but the mission is mine. I trust you are in complete agreement.

LOL it feels like I say this every week but when this episode randomly came up I groaned slightly. So after watching the Too Short a Season episode I guess it holds up okay, not great and it’s definitely a first season episode (read into that as you will).

It was weird seeing how young Riker looks in the episode after watching Picard last week.

I guess no one is particularly likeable outside the crew and the science involved in the Admiral’s youth drugs is best forgotten about. I mean the stuff worked but he overdosed. I wonder if you could argue that Dr McCoy played around with those drugs which is why he’s still alive.

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 original over on the Lee Draws Stuff shop immediately after publishing here on a Tuesday night (unless already sold).

Day 70 – Superman II (1980): General Zod

Come to me, son of Jor-El! Kneel before Zod!

General Zod is just iconic, Terence Stamp is just perfect and kneel before Zod is just a perfect quote.  I have the Donner cut on blu-ray I think (I might have off loaded it in prep of the move – I get a little slash happy with stuff when I’m packing).

But I have great memories of Superman II – it’s quite an epic sequel and Zod is such a great villain for Superman.  Plus I’ve now discovered he is extremely fun to draw.

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.

Remember if you dig my stuff and wouldn’t mind seeing semi-daily journal entries which include sneak peeks, behind the scenes and first looks then head over to Patreon and subscribe for as little as $1 (US) a month.

Day 69 – Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008): Ahsoka Tano “Snips”

No, I’m the one with enthusiasm. You’re the one with the experience, which I’m looking forward to learning from.

If you told me in 2008 that one day Ahsoka Tano would be my favourite character in all of Star Wars I would have scoffed.  Probably not even politely, that’s right, I would have rudely scoffed at you for your stupid prediction.

And then I’d have to call you from out of the blue years later and apologise profusely for scoffing.  Because she totally is.  As much as I loved all of Star Wars Rebels but that ending where Ahsoka shows up had me in tears LOL.

Over the course of the series she becomes this really interesting character who falls out with the Jedi and questions the whole system.

So young ‘Snips” gets the slot for this movie and is indeed my favourite character in Star Wars.

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.

Remember if you dig my stuff and wouldn’t mind seeing semi-daily journal entries which include sneak peeks, behind the scenes and first looks then head over to Patreon and subscribe for as little as $1 (US) a month.