If I was doing a longer challenge then the whole crew would have gotten their own entries but since I was limited I thought Cypher was an important element to include.
The obvious scene is probably his steak dinner but I wanted another real world scene if only to give my green’s a break lol. I struggled to get a good look at the lightning rod so I’ve just tried to approximate it and ise a little short hand.
I have a lot more thoughts on Cypher but I won’t go into them because I have limited bandwidth on my phone!
There is no spoon and currently there is no internet at my house, I’m hot spotting using my phone to check emails and activities like this which take about three times as long because my mobile reception is also garbage.
So this is late because yesterday I had to give in the black dog of depression and ride out a very bad bought of it. It came on fast and it was pretty savage, I mean it’s not completely out the blue, we’ve been living under extreme stress levels but yesterday it all sneaked up on me.
I wanted to do at least one “obvious” piece (well I know I’ve done a couple) and this is such a pivatol moment in the film. I’ve gone a bit rogue with some of the elements but I just wanted to make it all work as I saw it in my head.
I originally drew the bullet waves to capture the effect and to be honest it did a pretty good job but I had it in my head to try the water trail effect and just throw caution to the wind and see how this came out.
I like it but I’d have to draw it again the other way to tell for sure what I would have preferred.
So last week I ran a poll on Patreon between Storm Troopers and Klingons for Junk Punch 4. Then I thought about and invited the Jaffa from Stargate into the mix.
For ages there were only votes on the Klingon which was going to present itself with a problem (I could have done a double junk punch with the Klingon hitting the Jaffa and Trooper but that time has passed) so I jokingly suggested that if no one voted for anyone else then I would feature the Klingon warrior junk punching himself.
Eventually someone voted for the Trooper and someone voted for the Jaffa and it didn’t really matter anyway because I had already decided that this Klingon was going to be self junk punching.
I sought out proper self junk punch Klingon translation which I’m very proud to say thank you to Klingon Pop Warrior for kindly offering her translation services:
So I **think** the way the most literal translation is best because Klingons…. <'InSepwIjDaq jIqIp'egh.> "I hit myself on my penis." LOL
This is an incredibly un-Klingon thing to do. Tagging in @desduwIj & @qurgh just to make sure my grammar is right & apologizing upfront.
So the story behind this guy’s self inflicted pain is that he is a Klingon warrior of the the house Tar’genth a fringe bloodline that before battle junk punches themselves really hard so they’ll feel it in stovakor before battle.
I mean there are native tribes that bind their genitals to remain super focused during battle so why not.
Originally I was just going to show Neo and Trinity when they enter the lobby with all the guns strapped to them and carrying the bomb. I watched the scene a couple of times and realised that I just totally wanted to draw Trinity flipping off the wall and that brings us to this LOL.
Hard to draw the sequence without aiming for a lot of movement and action which isn’t really my thing but it’s interesting I suppose seeing what I would do with it.
It felt so weird working on one of these The Matrix pieces without breaking out the green hues!
This was one of those drawings that I wasn’t quite sure worked until I slept on it over night and decided I was happy with it. As soon as I saw some of the dojo shots and how it was framed and how big the place was then I knew this was the image.
Completed a little late in the day than I like for these types of things!