Day 12 – Cypher #WhatIsTheMatrixArt

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!

Only a couple more to go!!

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Day 11 – There is no spoon #WhatIsTheMatrixArt

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.

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Day 10 – Bullet-Time #WhatIsTheMatrixArt

This one was a bit of an experiment.

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.

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Day 9 – A Glitch in the Matrix #WhatIsTheMatrixArt

I took a lot liberties with this because I wanted to frame it a certain way and I wanted Neo dressed this way.

I’m actually really happy with the way the “glitch” turned out. I wasn’t quite sure if it would work out.

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Day 8 – Morpheus #WhatIsTheMatrixArt

The only thing that I’m disappointed with by picking this scene over the more obvious blue and red pill scene is that I don’t get to draw Morpheus’ iconic glasses.

I chose this scene because we get to see the strength of Morpheus, he holds out against the torture and then wills himself to break his handcuffs and get up.

I really like that and visually it’s interesting.

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Junk Punch 4 – ‘InSepwIjDaq jIqIp’egh.

Junk Punch 4 Klingon self junk punch

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 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.

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Day 7 – Lots of guns #WhatIsTheMatrixArt

Best viewed whilst listening to Spybreak by Propellerheads

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.

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Day 6 – I know Kung-fu #WhatIsTheMatrixArt

Show me

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!

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Day 5 – Agent Smith #WhatIsTheMatrixArt

Because we’re limiting this to the first of The Matrix films some of the iconic Agent Smith scenes aren’t included.

So I went with the showdown in the subway.

I think it frames Agent Smith really well and I loved the newspapers flying around the platform.

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Day 4 – The Oracle #WhatIsTheMatrixArt

I will admit I had grander plans for this piece but when I sat down to do it I felt simple was best and I wanted Neo to have a cookie.

The greens got away from me as well, I’m using a different set of paints than I usually do so they are a little unwieldy whilst I get used to them.

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