Monday, March 19, 2012

BLOG: ART (Ben Temples) "Avengers 221 homage sketch cover"


 The Avengers art by Ben Temples

After taping off all of the boxes, it only took a few minutes before "what the hell am I doing?" 

Was the predominant thought echoing around in my head. I had this strange inspiration to do a version of the classic (at least to me) cover of issue 221. Unfortunately, doing nine tiny portraits didn't become a bad idea until after the planning stage. 

Here's the image, I'll talk about the individual squares below it.  Basically, the idea of the original cover to issue 221 was to tease that there was going to be a new lineup of Avengers and it pictured a wide range of Marvel heroes. While I agree that Agent Coulston isn't a "super-hero", I was short one head for a nine square grid so he'll do fine. 

Drawing tiny portraits is tough for me because even if I'm off by 1/16 of an inch when drawing the features, it will usually throw the likeness off. I wasn't going to enter crazy anal pucker time tracing reduced copies or drawing grids, so the attitude became do your best but do each box as quick as you can without compromising too much on the finished product. As a whole, I think its fine, but some portraits are more successful than others. Oftentimes you don't realize something's wrong until too much work has been done where erasing a whole area would translate into being a total messy nightmare. 
  • Black Widow: I think the features look like her in relation to each other (eyes, nose, mouth) but I think I might have made the head a little too slender. She has a round face. At least rounder than my drawing ended up. The features may also be just a tad too big for the head height-wise
  • Captain America: With the helmet on there's less pressure to make it look like someone specific, just make sure the proportions are correct. 
  • Thor: there's something off on this one where it doesn't specifically resemble Chris Hemsworth. Somewhere in the eyes and maybe also the nose. It all looks right to me, just not all that much like him.
  • Nick Fury: this isn't a complete home-run either, but its very very close.
  • Loki: the eye placement is  low and maybe a bit too wide-set.
  • Iron Man: I think I got this one right, 10 out of 10 dentists who know who RDjr is will recognize this drawing as being of him. The temptation  to draw his helmet instead of his actual face was like low-hanging fruit, but I'm glad I chose the tougher road since the end result was good. 
  • Hulk: The other one where likeness wasn't really an issue. Like the Captain America portrait, get the proportions looking right and avoid Picassoface.
  • Hawkeye: I think I got this one correct too. Maybe a little chubby though? 
  • Agent Coulston: Almost as close as the Hawkeye and Iron Man portraits in regards to the likeness. If anything, the right side of his face (our right, his left) might need to be thinned down just an itsy-bitsy  teeny-tiny bit.

Oh, and here's the original cover to issue 221: 

Marvel Comics: The Avengers #261

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BLOG: #Music (Rage Against The Machine) ''Testify''


Uploaded by  on May 18, 2010
Official Music Video for ''Testify'' Copyright To Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment

 RATM
The movie ran through me
The glamour subdued me

The tabloid untied me

I'm empty please fill me
Mister anchor assure me
That Baghdad is burning
Your voice it is so soothing
That cunning mantra of killing
I need you my witness
To dress this up so bloodless
To numb me and purge me now
Of thoughts of blaming you
Yes the car is our wheelchair
My witness your coughing
Oily silence mocks the legless boys
Who travel now in coffins
On the corner
The jury's sleepless
We found your weakness
And it's right outside your door

 Rage Against The Machine ( RATM)Now testify
Now testify
It's right outside your door
Now testify
Yes testify

Its right outside your door

With precision you feed me
My witness I'm hungry
Your temple it calms me
So I can carry on
My slaving sweating the skin right off my bones
On a bed of fire I'm choking on the smoke that fills my home
The wrecking ball is rushing
Witness your blushing
The pipeline is gushing
While here we lie in tombs
While on the corner
The jury's sleepless
We found your weakness
And it's right outside your door



 RATMNow testify

Yeah testify

It's right outside your door
Now testify
Now testify
It's right outside your door






Mass graves for the pump and the price is set
And the price is set
Mass graves for the pump and the price is set
And the price is set
Mass graves for the pump and the price is set
And the price is set
Mass graves for the pump and the price is set

 RATM
And the price is set 
Who controls the past now controls the future
Who controls the present now controls the past
Who controls the past now controls the future
Who controls the present now?


Now testify
Testify
It's right outside your door
Now testify
Testify
It's right outside your door

 
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Sunday, March 18, 2012

BLOG: #Music (MOBY) "GO"



 #Music (MOBY)  "GO" AzM remix"Go" is a song by American electronica musician Moby, released as the first single from his self-titled album. The single was a success in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number ten on the UK Singles Chart. It samples "Laura Palmer's Theme" from the television series Twin Peaks and the titular vocal from Tones on Tail's song "Go!". The "yeah" vocal which features prominently in the track is actually a sample from soul singer Jocelyn Brown, taken from her 1985 single "Love's Gonna Get You"; this sample remains unaccredited. The song's music video was directed by Ondrej Rudavsky. 14 different remixes of the song were collected and combined into an entire continuous CD as a bonus disc for Moby's album Rare: The Collected B-Sides 1989–1993. The title of the best known version (Woodtick Mix) is possibly a reference to episode seven of Twin Peaks, when special agent Dale Cooper gets shot three times after folding up his bulletproof vest while chasing a wood tick as revealed in episode eight.

On Moby's 2006 compilation, named Go – The Very Best of Moby, a remix of the song featured on the album. On the UK version, the version from Moby's 1997 compilation "I Like to Score" appears instead. In 2010, "Go" was ranked number 134 in Pitchfork Media's "Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s" list

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BLOG: MEMES (Trollface) "Drink for Free"

 AzM remix - Trollface

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

ENTERTAINMENT: #Music (Radiohead) "Paranoid Android"


Uploaded by  on Jul 25, 2006
A music video for Radiohead's Paranoid Android.


 Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Please could you stop the noise, I'm trying to get some rest
From all the unborn chicken voices in my head
What's that? 
What's that? 

When I am king, you will be first against the wall
With your opinion which is of no consequence at all
What's that? 
What's that? 

Ambition makes you look pretty ugly
Kicking and squealing Gucci little piggy
You don't remember
You don't remember
Why don't you remember my name?
Off with his head, man
Off with his head, man
Why don't you remember my name?
I guess he does


 Radiohead
Rain down, rain down
Come on rain down on me
From a great height
From a great height, height
Rain down, rain down
Come on rain down on me
From a great height
From a great height, height,
Rain down, rain down
Come on rain down on me

That's it, sir
You're leaving
The crackle of pigskin
The dust and the screaming
The yuppies networking
The panic, the vomit
The panic, the vomit
God loves his children, God loves his children, yeah!





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BLOG: MEMES (Philosoraptor) "Kony's Army"

 Philosoraptor

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