Monday, 29 August 2011

It's only rock 'n roll but I like it!

A sequel to "I Love Rock'n Roll!". Even though my imaginary band's members' appearances are based on real-life persons, they are entirely their own persons (if that made any sense...?) so I even came up with names for them. The lead singer/guitarist/songwriter is called Chen Wai Wai, the drummer/backing vocalist Kinko Karuwari and the bassist "Andy" Lin Jing. All I'm missing is a name for the band. Any suggestions? And here's one of their (imaginary) songs:

Reflection

I bend over a pond
I'm alone but instead of me I see you
I smile and my eyes lighten up
I tell you the sweetest words
and I blow you a kiss
But you don't notice me at all

A wind blows and wipes away your reflection
All I see is my sad face
I turn around and I see you
I smile and my eyes lighten up
But you don't notice me at all

(lyrics by P. Piira)

Monday, 22 August 2011

General Kualo

Evil general Kualo (Chen Jia Jia in her debut role) from Tsui Hark's movie Seven Swords is a kind of character I wish I had created! The movie practically kills itself when Kualo "leaves" it at about one hour mark, such an impressive figure she is among hero stereotypes. And yes, I have mentioned all this before and here are more "movie still" sketches!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Pearl, Take Two

Last November I did an entry about actress Chen Jia Jia's role in an episode of Chinese fantasy TV-series "Legend of Crazy Monk 2". Based on the news at the time I believed she plays Bai Suzhen, the White Snake demon who wants to become immortal by doing good deeds. Now that the episode has been aired in China (of course, I haven't seen it in this side of the world), I now know she plays Spider Jing called Pearl. Apparently her tale borrows elements from the legend of the White Snake. Anyway, Legend of Crazy Monk chronicles the (mis)adventures of traveling monk Ji Gong (played by Benny Chan). Through his journeys the audience is acquainted with different Chinese myths. When I saw a trailer for the series, I got an urge to do some more cartoon takes on Spider Jing. (Her spider limbs aren't so hairy and scary in the series but I guess my artistic freedom reached for Tarantula and his sad demise in the Spider-Man comics I enjoyed as kid ;)

Monday, 1 August 2011

Imaginary Movie: Reflection

The Imaginary movie featuring late Daul Kim goes on and on... Reflection upon reflection, fragments of life we get to see from the heroine's journey through the night.