Thursday, June 28, 2012

What the Hell Are You Looking At?

I kid, I kid. 

I've let my blog linger for quite some time, and a lot of it was due to apathy towards art for a while since I still haven't found a job (oh, Christ! he's gonna talk about this shit again!). The other part was due to me working on again, off again on a little project I set before myself because it came to me in a dream. Well, not entirely...let me explain.

You know how sometimes your body jerks you awake just as you're about to fall asleep? Well, my brain tossed an idea and an image at me instead, and it made me giggle awake. Yes, you read that right...giggle. My brain tossed me a character mash-up that I couldn't just do one and be, no, this had to be a whole series that had to be released in its entirety. Why, you ask? I'll tell you even if you didn't ask...I had to release it as a completed series, because once the idea was out there, the characters keep flowing. 

Others will run with it, and I'm perfectly fine with that, but I just wanted to get my list of favorites out of the way first. So without further gilding of the lily, and with much adieu, I present to you my mash-up...Mutant Wars.

(A bigger pic can be viewed at my Deviant Art account here. )

Yes, a mash-up of Star Wars and Marvel Comics characters. Each character was drawn with pencil and ink, and then painted with watercolors and finished with markers. I scanned each one in and set them up on a digital background. All the shadows are part of the original pieces (ie. no digital painting done). 

Let me know what you think.


Friday, June 22, 2012

Why Hello Again. Long Time, No See..

You're probably wondering what in the hell happened to me (or you might not even have noticed that I haven't posted in a while). Well, long story short, still job hunting, a little depressed that nothing is coming up, still drawing a line of concept art that I'm two characters away from finishing (since it really needs to be released as a set), came up with an idea for a comic strip AND a series of video shorts in the vein of the Uncle George video

Other than that, nada. Watching movies, tv shows, and playing a few video games sporadically while waiting for job interviews that I get close to getting, but ultimately go to someone else. Anyway, enough of my depressing kvetching. You still there? Good. Here are a few quickie reviews:

"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter": Rating - Matinee ticket price. Not as good as the book, since the director (who also directed "Wanted") pretty much copied "Wanted" only with Lincoln and vampires. It's fun, but a little too long.

"Ted": Rating - Full price ticket. Yeah, I know, I'm just as surprised as you are about this rating. I'm not a big fan of Seth MacFarlane and Family Guy, but this movie was actually funny if you like stoner comedies. The best part of it is that has a recurring Flash Gordon theme running through it. Yes, the cheesy 80's movie that we all know and love. The only turn off is the Giovanni Ribessi subplot. 

Finally, I'd like to leave you with a trailer for a movie simply titled "The Prototype". Sci-fi goodness.

THE PROTOTYPE - TEASER V.3 from Andrew Will on Vimeo.