Oren Ishii, Cottonmouth portrait

Was looking for a female character to draw or paint, and ended up selecting Oren Ishii from Kill Bill. A bit more tighter than my usual art, but wanted to spend time learning to tighten up a drawing. This started on my wacom tablet and laptop, and ended up exported to my tablet for final color tweaks.

Sketching Edge of Tomorrow art

I enjoyed Edge of Tomorrow. I think the movie handled the resetting days really well enough that after a bit you could tell they had been through certain new events you were witnessing the new loop for the first time. X-Men Days of Future Past was good, but overall, having just watched a Wolverine movie recently, I was expecting more than just a lot of Wolverine again, so I rank it pretty low. Here is a list of how I rank certain movies this year:

  1. Captain America Winter Soldier
  2. Edge of Tomorrow
  3. X-Men Days of Future Past

Godzilla? Still have to watch so I'll let you know.

So now I have crammed some mixed Edge of Tomorrow stuff below. Mostly rough exploratory images.

Star Wars Imperial Guard, painting

Adding another to my list of quick Star Wars portraits. This one is the Imperial Guard. Let's listen in on how his day went.

Dear Diary: Stood in front of elevator for 192 hours. Peed my pants four times. Two guests arrived for the Emperor. Shift ended early... FRIDAY!!! :-) 

Well that was interesting. Seems he was one of the last guards to see the Emperor.

HUD layer effect with Avengers Iron Man Tony Stark

Finished the next one in the series, Avengers Iron Man, Tony Stark. Thinking of how I wanted to portray Iron Man, I decided a shot in the helmet would be fun to do, and at the same time also show Tony Stark. It also was a good opportunity to play with layers to make the HUD effect that we always see when he's in the Iron Man suit.

We Are Ready for Kaiju and We Don't Need Gipsy Danger

Let's face it I love the movie Pacific Rim. If the world were attacked by giant monsters from another dimension, humans wouldn't need giant robots to take them out.  Even without Jaegers, we would still hand Kaijus their butts on a Fukushima chafing dish with extra Kaiju blue on the side.  If a giant sword can kill a class 3 Kaiju, then we don't need Jaegers.  Here is a short list of weapons that would make sushi out of them.

  1. GBU57 MOP
  2. GBU28 "Deep Throat"
  3. Mach 10 Rail Gun
  4. 'Angel of Death' AC130H Spectre

Not even to speak of the Mach 10 rail gun or anything else on the list, the AC130H is the most wimpy entry coming in at number four.  It fires ten 105mm shells per minute that travel at over 1500 feet per second, with a kill zone over 1/2 a mile.  It vaporizes buildings like happy kids smashing chocolate cupcakes.  Buildings you know, those bigger things that Kaijus and Jaegers bump up against.  Direct hit?  Roll the credits.  I didn't need to have 3, 2 and 1.

Did I mention along with tons of howitzer ammo, the Spectre also has several support guns that fire 7200 rounds a minute.  Being issued shovels for your weapon, to shuck all the brass gun-poop off the plane is not quite as glamorous as piloting a Jaeger.

The only thing is, what will close the Rift?  For that, we still need the Jaegers.  Giant robots still rock.  Much entertain.