Monthly Archives: January 2012

THE DARK TOWER – ROLAND DESCHAIN – GUNSLINGER

Hello πŸ™‚

I am very proud to announce that finally after some time designing, The Dark Tower – Roland Deschain of Gilead – Gunslinger – Din of the Ka-tet poster is done πŸ™‚ ( woo woo! sound of party poppers going off ) As you have probably already gathered, I’m very happy with this the way this poster turned out, it took quite a while I know, but I love the level of detail. Different, more muted and relevant colours to the subject piece and a slight different approach to this poster but retaining the split down the middle style.

This is poster one of five, and more will follow soon, Let me know what you think and prints are available πŸ™‚

Ben

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THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

Hello πŸ™‚

Just seen the the girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Solid movie, The reservation i have from saying this film is amazing is that I have seen the Swedish version. After seeing this version the Hollywood one doesn’t add anything. I was expecting the storyline to be very similar, but the budget to be higher and therefore bigger set pieces. Thinking about it there were no scenes that required a more elaborate set pieces, so I am left with the feeling that it was ‘quite long’. The direction was better and some of the scenes were more ‘polished’ but saying that the Swedish version had a more ‘gritty’ realness.

I personally liked the actors in the Swedish version over Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, but that’s my own personal preference.

If you haven’t seen the Swedish version then this is a treat, but if you have, and liked the Swedish version then I would say that the Hollywood one does not add anything.

Ben

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04 the BOX – Script and Artwork

Hello,

Here is the next full script and Artwork for the series hemisphere, 04 – the BOX. This is where it really gets going now, i think, I love the intro narration with the surreal water droplet playing a larger part as the abstract sub themes really start to play a role as tangible characters and intertwine within the main storyline.

The artwork really moved onto a new level as well, Very proud of this, as it’s all drawn with brushes in photoshop. One of my favorite artworks and scripting. Also I produced some narration πŸ™‚

Any feedback please feel free to contact me, comments are always welcome like usual, Enjoy and thanks for visiting :)

Ben

 

Chapter 04 – the BOX

where are you? poor little ghost boy. Are you used to looking for things that no one else can see? Are you in some place that we cannot reach? Are you bathing in moonlight, or drowning on the beach? Are you surrounded by things we cannot penetrate? Is the cage you love, the home you also hate?

He walked in, over my grave, allied with the darkness as it ate him up. He asked for my help, but not yet, all in good time. Suddenly it snapped into my education, the lessons I wish I learnt, but now I wish I never did, like a kid trying to grow up too fast. There are two worlds, both harbour an equal number of lifeless shells, these are perceived as people. To become alive they need a consciousness, but there’s only a limited number of these to form a symbiotic relationship. These consciousness’ jumps between shells across the two different worlds, they never stop. This is existence, the workings behind the scene of reality. I was living a life of lies, the truth was too hard to comprehend. I tried blinding myself to it, but it made too much sense to close my eyes anymore, it all added up. When one person sleeps on one world, one wakes up on the other, with their conciousness. When one shell dies on one world, one dies on the other, evening up the numbers, maintaining mother nature’s balance. The conciousness is generic, as in age, gender and sex do not matter, they go from man to woman, young to old. Life’s genetic mystery’s were unraviling, but none to my questions. People in comas are shells missing a conciousness, removed from the loop. The transparent noose was tightening around my life, a slow death. When you fall asleep the conciousness stores your memories in the large chunk of the brain previously thought unused, like a backup. Then exits your body and enters someone’s on the other world, recalls their memories, and continues their exsistance. Dreams, deja-vu and mild dispositing are all results from the conciousness leaking what it was previously doing. Centuries ago this was common knowledge, and accepted, but in time it had been distorted, diluted and disregarded. The small print that no-one reads was shaping itself into the blueprint of life. He then handed me a box, what was this? Pandora’s box?. Never accept gifts from strangers because you always get fucked, and they get away with it using the small print. He said it would explain everything. My mental state was back at square one, but this time it looked more like a cube, a box. Trying to fathom the true fabric of life, I passed out

And woke up. Now I had a box, the one from my nightmare. If that was a dream how did I have a box from it? And what did he say about two worlds? He was my worst nightmare. The last thing I remember him saying before I woke up, “Sleep on it, it’ll be better tomorrow”

 

 

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HEMISPHERE – chapter 04 – the BOX

Hello πŸ™‚

While im busy drawing up the next poster here’s the next chapter in the Hemisphere series, chapter 04 – the Box πŸ™‚ Artwork and scripting to follow soon. Comments welcome, let me know what you think, enjoy πŸ™‚

Ben

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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL + THE ARTIST

Hello again,

Two films reviewed today, first up Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol was awesome πŸ™‚ solid popcorn action fast paced story, good acting, serious, funny, well directed and never got boring. The storyline as good enough to keep the action together and the set pieces were all good and unique. The fight scenes were well thought out and kept it moving and even the really unbelievable action parts. . .you sort of believe, its done in a way that you don’t mind the ‘that would never happen’ parts because your gripped by it. Very impressed and after the last few movies i saw, this was a nice surprise. . .and wait for it, you won’t hear me saying this often, this FORTH film was the best one, in my opinion. If your up for a nice popcorn action film that is enjoyable whether at the cinema or at home, go for it.

The Artist. The Black and white, Silent movie. GIVE. THIS. MOVIE. AWARDS. Amazed, If i could get away with saying original, i would. everything about this film dripped with class the acting the direction. the cinema really did this film justice, seeing how the old black and white would have looked in the big screen. My biggest concern BEFORE i saw the movie was how they would tell a complicated story (the transition between silent movies to ‘talkies’) in the style of a silent movie, and how i would feel the emotions of the protagonist and how they would get across the depth of characters. They not only do this but achieve much more. A true feel of what the industry in that time, gripping storyline and characters packed with individualism. You just cant look away and at the end just astounded that they managed to say, explain and emote more that most films that have in colour, action and TALKING. The film shown in this way really makes the movie, and the fact that its a true story is amazing. There is so much to say about this film but i wont be forgetting this quickly. A concept film that truly says something new AND entertains is so rare these days that you need to see this film. . .In my option

Thanks

Ben

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ORIGINAL STAR TREK – UHURA

Hello πŸ™‚

After a few months and hard work here is the last of the Star Trek Poster series, Number Six – Uhura. One of my favorites because of the intricate computer paneling, i think i got the crimson reds quite deep aswell. I will be posting them all in one post to show the whole range soon, because i’ve tweaked some of the colours and vectoring (very slightly) also i have the initial posters I produced on the textured background. As per usual feedback is welcome or emails at ben1232@ntlworld.com

The next poster series is Stephen Kings – The Dark Tower, Roland, Eddie, Jake and Susannah. These will be up soon πŸ™‚ The next chapter in Hemisphere will be along soon as well, much to look forward to in the coming year πŸ™‚

Thanks for visiting, enjoy and come again soon πŸ™‚

Ben

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SHERLOCK HOLMES, NEW YEARS EVE, PUSS IN BOOTS

Hello, Happy Christmas and Happy New Year πŸ™‚

Over the holidays we went to see the new Sherlock Holmes, new years eve and puss in boots, and here’s the low-down on those

Sherlock holmes – I fell asleep. . .and not on a quiet bit. . .on the part where massive guns were going off. I think some of the concepts that were defined in the first film were over played in this one, the end was a slight twist, but generally i was quite bored. I didn’t feel it brought anything new to the table, when I was expecting something different, especially with the main introduction of Moriarty. A little disappointed to be honest.

New Years Eve – Wasn’t expecting anything in anyway good about this film, but i think, because of this, it was watchable. The end presented a slight twist that was ok, and there were so many different people in it for it to be moderately interesting. It’s like they knew one storyline was not strong enough for a film so they put about 6-8 story lines, intertwined them a little, pack it with stars, slight twist on the end, BOOM you have your self a film. A pop corn movie, nothing more, watched around the time set (New Years) and its bearable.

Puss in boots – Nothing special, for the Shrek fans and animation buffs. I did get the impression someone thought it would be a good idea to make this film simply because it had a cat as the main protagonist, so they knew it would draw in cat / animal lovers. Story line moved at a satisfactory speed it got from A to B pretty fast and there are a few laughs, but never side splitters. Maybe designed for kids, and if so, fair enough and then the parent could be ok watching this film. If your wanting anything different, interesting or anything other and pure pop corn movie then avoid this one. Oh and i fell asleep again in this one aswell :/

Thanks

Ben

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