Monday, August 1, 2011

Shut Up, Crime: Step-by-Step.

I recently watched the movie SUPER, written and directed by James Gunn. It was definitely one of the most fucked up movies I've ever seen, but what may be even more troubling is how much I loved it. I mean, what does that say about me, right? The film is very similar to KICK-ASS, though I feel it does an even better job of grounding its world in reality, which I believe is why it ended up being more intense, more emotional, yet somehow still funny.

If there was ever any doubt that Rainn Wilson could ever get out of the shadow of his Dwight character from THE OFFICE, this removes it completely. And Ellen Page is downright insane. The movie is seriously so messed up, I am careful who I recommend it to. Bt it definitely has balls and I commend everyone involved for creating something truly unique and it really got to me.

Regardless of my critical blither blather, here is some fan art because I was inspired.

I'm using some different inking techniques to add some personality to my work and I'm pretty excited about it. A nice new Lamy pen and a Pentel Brush pen create some nice details and varying line thickness. My colouring technique is very similar to what I did on the Daredevil pic this week, and it's already starting to feel a little old hat, so I'm going to need to step it up a notch.


FS said...

SUPER was fucked up, but strangely moving in the end! I liked how instead of getting the girl, Frank found meaning in self-sacrifice and giving hope to others; it seemed in keeping with the weird religious theme of the movie.

How is the Lamy pen working out? I really like them for sketching.

MR. NICK said...

It's the ending, as well as that amazing scene in the garage ("in between the panels") that really elevated the movie for me.

And yeah, I'm really loving the Lamy. I'm getting some interesting lines out of it, more personality than the pens I've been using for the last three or four years, plus the ink doesn't wipe away when I erase the pencil under it. Bonus!

MR. NICK said...

Oh Duh, plus: thanks for telling me about the Lamy in the first place :)

And I am indescribably stoked and happy for you regarding the Saga announcement. Huge congrats! Can't wait to read it.

Mark Chmarny said...

Interestting read