OMG a tumblr update! I had a very productive day drawing, so thought I’d share them :)
Watched the whole 5 episodes in one day! The acting is brilliant! I think I’ll check out the books at some stage.
PS. having a lot of trouble drawing Cumberbatch recently…
Star Trek - Khan:
Work in progress:
Proportions look wrong at this stage, so spent some time fixing it. The finished piece below (it looks better from this angle!)
So I’m finally getting around to adding to the Hobbit saga!
I’ve attended two premieres for the movie within the last few weeks…okay, so I was just a spectator next to the red carpet for the world premiere, but still :) And last night I went to the midnight screening of the NZ premiere at the Roxy Theatre in Miramar, Wellington, NZ (yes it was a weekday, and yes I’m currently functioning on 3 hours sleep) I absolutely LOVED the movie! Not entirely sold on 48 frames per second, but the movie was amazing! Go watch it! :D
I was also lucky enough to attend the Weta Digital hobbit wrap party over the weekend - not that I had any input into the movie whatsoever, I just have awesome friends :)
Anywho, enjoy these photos from the world premiere that I braved sunburns and 7 hours of motionless standing for:
Sir Peter Jackson :)
I can’t believe Bilbo/Tim/Dr Watson is standing right in front of me…if only Benedict Cumberbatch could’ve joined him on the red carpet! I probably would have died.
Andy Serkis’s the gollum
Richard Armitage (Thorin) is looking very very fine indeed!
I reckon Hugo Weaving looks rather good with a beard
The beautiful beautiful Cate Blanchett…I have a girl crush on her *sigh*Dec132012
For my international friends :)Nov282012
There’s massive Hobbit hype in Wellington (NZ) as the world premiere draws near - only 4 days away to be exact. Giant Gollums, dwarves, and wizards have taken over the airport and various buildings around town; a Hobbit Artisan Market is springing up in Waitangi Park where talented artists who worked on the movie will be displaying and selling their crafts along with Shire cuisines; public screenings of the LOTR trilogy; Hobbit themed parties, dinners, and you name it, we’ve got it! All in anticipation of the red carpet rollout next Wednesday! And I am very lucky to be living in the middle of Middle Earth and revelling in it all. Here are some pictures for you all to enjoy:
Gandalf keeping watch atop the Embassy Theatre where the world premiere is being hosted :)
Gollum likes it raw and wriggly at the Wellington International Airport
Did you know dwarves deliver our post?
Not Hobbit related, but Weta Workshop’s camera ‘Tripod’ sculpture is a tribute to Wellington’s film and television industry
Some of the lamp-post banners around town
Look! Even the Shire has a Starbucks!
A giant middle earth poster with Wellington at the centre - a bit cheesy…
The bar at the Embassy looks like a hobbit hole.
And if you haven’t seen it already, enjoy the latest hobbit safety video from Air New Zealand: An Unexpected Briefing
May all your unexpected journeys be awesome!
(I’ll post pictures from the actual premiere at a later date :)Nov242012
OBAMA! OBAMA! OBAMA! Wooooo!!! :DNov072012
So I do recall that this blog started its life as a sketch blog and almost a year later, is sadly lacking in artwork and content in general - mainly because I’m too lazy to complete artworks AND to update blogs. Yet I harbour dreams of creating a personal portfolio website complete with an awesome blog filled with intelligent philosophical musings, stories, and funny jokes, requiring religiously regular updates. Le sigh.
Anyways, here are some work-in-progress shots / sketches of pieces which you may or may not find on my DeviantArt page :)
Yeah there was an upside down Benedict…WHY? Just because I can.
Painting in acrylics on a pretty large canvas - still sorting out compositional issues…
I have actually completed 90% of this girl eating sushi picture and even made a print for an art display, but need to re-work a few rushed areas :)
Playing around with watercolours…
And last but not least, my favourite alien - Joseph Gordon Levitt. LOVE LOVE LOVE! For those of you who didn’t grow up with 3rd Rock from the Sun, sorry but you won’t get the alien reference
I think there’s enough there to make up for lack of art updates. I do have more work, but let’s leave it till another time! ^_^Oct142012
I absolutely LOVE this time of the year - when buds on barren branches explode into ruffles of glorious colour; when the tender touch of solar rays warm the cockles of your soul; when the vast expanse of cobalt sky meets and merges with the sparkling sea so that you cannot tell where one ends and the other starts; and the world looks that much brighter, beautiful, and teeming with life. I love it! And I will never stop gushing about it either because every moment of life in this beautiful world we live in should be experienced and savoured - kinda like biting into a freshly baked croissant filled with delicious dripping chocolatey goodness. Life is short, so appreciate and enjoy it!
A picture paints a thousand words, so here are some to prove my point many times over:
This vibrant display outside a florist shop on Victoria St made me extremely happy! ^_^
A quick stroll through the Wellington Botanic Garden’s tulip garden
The breathtaking views of the Kapiti coastline
A field of bluebells, a secret path down to the Hutt river…and a duck (can you spot her?)Sep302012
“If you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manner to be corrupt from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this but that you first make thieves and then punish them?”
- - Utopia, Sir Thomas MoreAug082012
Last night, as I laid on the deck in the chilly autumn wind gazing up at our little patch of the Southern sky, I was rewarded with a breathtaking sight. The blue-black canvas was littered with stars of various sizes, luminosity, and more colours than I have ever seen before. Sirius the Dog star was twinkling like mad just over the treetops - it flickered brilliant white, blue, green, then white again; Mars was glowing orangey red; the haze of distant stars from the spiral arm of our galaxy splattered overhead; and as if to complete this picturesque scene, two streaks of light raced across the sky - the first shooting stars I’ve seen in years. Even the faint glow of Wellington city’s lights on the horizon couldn’t detract from the splendour of the night sky.
It was only later, that the fear of spiders crawling into my hair compelled me to leave my star-spotting post on the deck.Apr242012
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