Freaking out about Sci-fi & Moives


Gaijin Cyborg Samurai

My eldest daughter loves to write stories and is a budding author.
So to get her creative juice flowing, I gave her a challenge to write a short story that had to have elements that where Cyborg, Revenge, Mouse, Yakuza and Gaijin. I had to explain to her that Gaijin is a Japanese word that means outside person/ foreigner and that Yakuza is the Japanese Mafia.

With this she went off and started to write the story. What she came up with was Gaijin Cyborg Samurai. A Mouse that is in the wrong place at the wrong time and loses a few body parts by the Yakuza. These body parts are replaced with implants making him a cyborg. The mouse wants revenge so trains to become a Samurai.
He then set out for revenge on the Yakuza and helping other people that are unable to help themselves.

From the description in the story I came up with what the main Character would look like.


Ghost in the Shell, Trailer (live action)

For those of you that have not seen the original 1995 Anime film, I recommend that you do.
It is one of my all time favourite films and a film that has influence many films and TV shows since it realise.
The biggest film that you can seen the influence on is The Matrix. The Wachowski even showed scenes from Ghost in the Shell to Joel Silver when they pitched it.

Given that the original film is such a cult favourite, the live action film has some really big shoe to fill.
But what I have seen, look like it will disappoint. While the live action films is not a direct remake of the anime.
It will be using element from the original manga comic that was realised in Japan in the late 80’s and early 90.

Borg Queen Redux

After finishing the Borg Queen for Halloween, I thought the picture was lacking.
So I went back and added a background. I think the picture look much better.


Happy Halloween, Borg Queen

Well it’s that time of year again.
I wanted to do a picture for Halloween and I nearly did not get it finished in time.
Here is the Brog Queen, while not a monster in the traditional sense, the idea behind the Brog is quite horrific.



Death in American Beauty

My Wife loves the scene in American Beauty when Kevin Spacey Character is laying on the floor in a puddle of his own blood.
She always wanted a picture of it in Black and White with just the blood and the reflection of the blood in colour.
I took a screen grab of the said scene and did what she wanted and gave it to her for her birthday, which she loved.

I have also found the scene fascinating and thought I have a go a painting this.
Everything was painted in colour then I removed the colour from the section that where into be Black and White.

Here is the final painting.


Lewis Hamilton World Champ

I had a lot of fun doing this one. I include the picture of Lewis Hamilton Car that I did not too long ago. For Lewis himself, I use a picture that was taken when he won the Canadian GP this year (2016.) for reference.
My old Man is a Formula 1 fan and Lewis Hamilton is his favourite driver. I am planning on having this printed out onto canvas and giving it to as a Christmas present. If Lewis goes on to win his fourth world title I will make a few changes to show this.


Mercedes W07 and Lewis Hamilton

I did a very rough drawing of this not to long ago.
Here is a cleaned up version with details.
I have left out the background this time as it is part of another project I am working on.

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