Mar 30 2011

Eye of Sauron Kinect

I’m a huge fan of Lord of the Rings movies, so I just had to post this.  It’s a kinect project simulating Sauron looking through a Palantir; if you remember the scene where Merry holds it in Edoras.  Unfortunately it’s not for sale, although they could build one for you for a fee (so they say).   Should be cooler if the eye and flames were animated.

Still my favorite memorabilia for the trilogy is this; Sauron’s severed finger still wearing the Ring… and yes the Ring glows.  Sucks I can’t buy it though.


Mar 21 2011

The Sandman (photomanip)

Dreamcasting is such an appropriate term for this one.  Not much photo manipulation  for the character though.

I wanted to change his clothing but that would take too much time, so I just composed something quick to pass the time while I sneeze my frakkin head off.

After Geoff John’s tweet about the Sandman TV adaptation is still “Awake”, I figured I should edit or make a mock poster with someone I thought would be great as Morpheus;  Benedict Cumberbatch…

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Mar 14 2011

Elektra… again. But Finished

Really, really finished.

Started this painting way back in 2006, with really no final idea in mind.  What I wanted was just a sexy pinup and an exploration of methods.  I did end up posting an unfinished work in DeviantArt, with a step by step process, but I never revisited it until it was requested by Jay Tablante, saying he needs it as an inset for his feature in Digital Photographer (Philippines) Magazine

He used it as a costume reference for his Elektra shoot with model Nadine Howell.

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Mar 3 2011

I Drew the ‘iPad’ in 2004!

So comes the new iPad 2, and suddenly I remembered I drew it sans the apple logo! Apple should give me royalties! And since Marvel is now under Disney, in which Steve Jobs is part of the board, They’d no sooner say Yes.

Ok, just kidding.  but I did draw something similar on the pages of X-men: Unlimited volume 2 #7.

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Tablets have popped in comics I’m sure, but I just remembered this while downloading the Apple Keynote.

XmenUnlmtd-pg02-closeThe script called for a ream of print outs with the kids diagnosis. I decided to replace it with a hand held tablet, to match the new danger room (which was also changed from the old Danger Room).

The idea came really from Star Trek, the same inspiration the Apple designers credit.  Putting it in the book made sense as it gets passed over to Kitty, who I took as not as knowledgeable in medicine as Beast.  A tablet would be handier and intuitive for her to flip through.

What I drew in the pages is hardly an Apple product (if you’ve reached this part and still think I’m serious, scroll back).  It’s borderless on the long sides, and the power button is at the top left, but it’s just as thin as the iPad.  All the same, had fun drawing it and the story.

A couple of years back  there was also another tech that I’ve been itching to put on paper and saw it first in the Red Planet movie.  It’s the translucent sheet that one can use as an Augmented Reality screen.  I never did get the chance.

But if we’re lucky, we might get to use an actual one in the near future.

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X-men: Unlimited V2 #7 The Boy Who Wasn’t There was written by Mike Raicht, with me on the pencils and inked by Sean Parsons.