Monday, 31 October 2011

The other millennium girl

When I first heard about Hollywood-remake of Swedish Millennium trilogy based on Stieg Larsson's illustrious books, I was shocked. No way in hell it can work! Well, Daniel Craig could do... but who could replace Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander? She was amazing in the challenging role in the original trilogy. I'm happy no one of the big name actresses who were throwing themselves to the arms of director David Fincher made it. Too much ego in the play. And how much ego you can throw in to play an introvert, tattooed, bi-sexual goth computer genius. Yea, you could throw in so much ego it would be only embarrassing for everyone. So the role went to a relatively unknown Rooney Mara. Seeing the preview shots, she ain't looking too shabby in Lisbeth's get-and-go. I even put my pens on paper and re-created the previews in my style. Hoping for the best, now my doubts linger in Hollywood school of making a thriller...

Monday, 17 October 2011

She stands with a naked flame

Funny how things work out. Being a part of "Desert Rose" series which started with a picture story "Like a siren she calls to me" and continued in "Dream beneath a desert sky" (see the tag "Desert Rose" below), storywise this latest iteration would actually preceed previous takes, making it oh so trendy prequel! You see, here we get a hint of this mysterious desert dweller's origins. I had fun drawing this story and to avoid it tasting like yesterday's meal, I took a more graphic approach. Even pure landscapes I usually shun turned out naturally to rhythm the pictures. Soundtrack: U2 - "All Because of You" live

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Babe for B-day

A scan of a birthday card I drew to a manly man. Though 72 years old now, he still has an eye for fine feminine forms... Happy b-day, big E! A pencil sketch colored with Neopiko felt tips.

HK '11 up at Graphic Voices

Bang bang!

A new short story up at Graphic Voices. HK '11 is a sequel to HK '97 and includes scenes of explicit violence and strong language so if you generally shy away from that kind of stuff, you are warned...

Monday, 10 October 2011

Monday, 3 October 2011

Dream beneath a desert sky

A surprise sequel to the "Like a siren she calls to me", all done just in two days after a spark of sudden inspiration. This time I stuck with Neopiko felt tips all the way through even though they dried out in hands, so to speak! Soundtrack: U2 - "Trip Through Your Wires" live in Paris 1987.