Freaking out about Sci-fi & Moives


Calendar Project, Painting Part 1.

So with all the outline work now done, it to painting each month.
Unlike the outlines I will be doing these in their monthly order. First up is January.
I wanted to go with a cartoony look for each of these pictures, but as I worked on it turned more into a painted look.
There are a few things I not really happy with, but I spent so much time on it if I kept correcting this issues this calendar project won’t be ready for 2016.
Saying that, over all I am really happy with the way this one turned out.
If I was doing this one on its own, its title would be “The Morning After the Night Before.” But as it is for the Calendar, I am going to call it “The Morning After the Year Before.”

01 Jan Gril Colours

All that is left to do now is add the calendar days. This is something that I will be doing once all the painting are finished.

Outline Work, Part 12

Here is the final outlines for the calendar project.
This one will be used for Christmas.

Dec Girl 03

I have also put all the outline together, like you find on the back page of a calendar.
Please note that October and November are the wrong way round.

Calander back page set up

Now it onto the colouring.

Kingsman: The Secret Service, Film Trailer

Could this be the new James Bond?

Even it not it got Samuel L Jackson as the Villain, so you know it can’t be that bad. ;)

Pegasus has Fallen, Film Review


Olympus Has Fallen follows former Secret Service operative Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) who is tasked with a sudden return to active duty. When a hostile force takes over the White House and lays ruin to Washington D.C.
Banning runs headlong into the fray, slipping inside the ravaged White House (codename: Olympus) before the terrorists cut-off outgoing communications.
Out-manned and out-gunned, Banning coordinates with Speaker, and acting President, Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) along with Secret Service head (Angela Bassett). Banning quietly moving through the war-torn White House on a mission to free President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) as well as discover the terrorist group’s true motivations.

Olympus Has Fallen, has a staler cast, however they play typical stereotypes, which is not a bad thing, but it would have been nicer to have a bit more depth to them.
Butler plays Banning straight and there is not much chesses except for the patriotism, but that is to be expected from a film of this type.

The set up for film is quick and to the point leading straight into the main story and has the action rammed right up with in the first 15 minutes.

Having a C-130 Hercules flying straight up to the White House is explained with something that is close to reality. This leads to some decent CGI of the Hercules being shot down and crashing into the US national monument.
You would normally expect this sort of story to be more fantasy, than based in reality, however the writes have thought it out and given scenarios that could happen. Though given the White House is one the most protected places in the world, it is a very long shot that this could happen.

With this in mind Olympus Has Fallen stand out better than White House Down, which has a similar storyline (my review for that will be along soon.) but is more of fantasy film.
Don’t expect anything thought provoking as this is your typical pop corn summer action movie.
I give Olympus Has Fallen 4 out of 5.

Mike Banning “Newsflash asshole – I don’t work for you.”

Outline Work, Part 11

Here is another for the calendar.
This one will be for November, not sure to go with brolly or without.
What do you think?

November Girl 03

November Girl 03a

Outline Work, Part 10

Another outline work for the Calendar.
This one will be used for May.

April Girl 03

Outline Work, Part 9.

April outline for the calendar project.
Again I going for a 50′s look but done in a modern way.

April Girl Pixie

I am now almost done with the outlines, three more to do and then I can start on the fun of colouring them in. :)


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