Thursday, May 27, 2010

Without Fear...

Who hasn't read the Frank Miller Daredevil run? Well, me until recently anyway. The run ended way before i started reading comics. First DD issue i read was from the first volume of the series, issue 301. DD versus the Owl.

I loved it! A lawyer-ninja-superhero-blind dude in a devil costume(my mom was kinda iffy about the costume but she got over it, hehehe...) is just cool! DD became my favorite superhero when i was a kid. Still holds true today. With that, here is my tribute to the Man Without Fear...

Initial concept (done on a piece of scrap paper, recycle!).

Used an actual church in Hell's Kitchen (Saint Malachy's Roman Catholic Church) as reference for this.

Painted on and off for a month. Ended up looking like this...

Daredevil: Without Fear by ~djlegaspi on deviantART

This was my second oil painting (click here for the first one), so it's still kinda rough. Will probably retouch this soon.

For more Daredevil info check out this awesome site...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sa Bus Pangalawa

Sa Bus Pangalawa by ~djlegaspi on deviantART

Happy Birthday Sweetie!

You make even the most mundane things enjoyable :)

Also, a companion piece to this one.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Yojimbo Project

I love Akira Kurosawa movies. Love. Them.

Yojimbo (1961) is probably my favorite of them all. According to Wiki, "It tells the story of a ronin (masterless samurai), portrayed by ToshirĊ Mifune (who is awesome in the movie), who arrives in a small town where competing crime lords make their money from gambling. The ronin convinces each crime lord to hire him as protection from the other. By careful maneuvering and the use of his sword, he brings peace, but only by encouraging both sides to wipe each other out in bloody battles." For more info about the movie click here.

Recently re-watched it & i do not get tired of it (already seen it like, 12 times). Decided to do a series of paintings about the movie. Not specific scenes from the movie but imagined scenes, i guess.

Exercise sketches to warm up.

Then came up with a scene to put on the canvas.

Painted for 2 - 3 weeks (i think) on & off. This is what i ended up with...

Yojimbo: Taiketsu by ~djlegaspi on deviantART

Taiketsu means showdown (i think). I kept the black & white look. Very challenging to come up with different shades of gray. Just started on the next one, will post the progress soon.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Iron Man 2...

Random thoughts:
- Fun movie
- RDJ was awesome as ever
- Had some easter eggs for the obsessive fanboy (like me)
- Sam Jackson was chubby (but still bad ass!)
- Stark defending his constitutional rights was fun
- ScarJo as the Black Widow had no personality (or was that the point?)
- Tony / Pepper relationship (banter) was fun as well
- Sam Rockwell handled that cliched over-the-top evil CEO nicely
- did not like War Machines look
- the Justin Hammer showcasing his wares to Rhody scene was hilarious
- expected more from Cheadle
- Micky Rourke was wonderful (i wont my bord!)!
- the final showdown was a letdown
- everybody had their time to shine (even Happy Hogan!)
- and lastly, KRAKOOOOOOM! ('nuff said)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Octopus & Free Comic Book Day

Found a toy. Remembered an old joke. English to tagalog translation failed.

Octopus by ~djlegaspi on deviantART

Got some free comics, got Ultimate Avengers signed by Leinil Yu & Gerry Alanguilan, some Moon Knight back issues, a Dr. Strange drawing from Ed Tadeo & free pizza. Fun day (not that fun without my (♥) tho). Tired.

Thinking about doing a pulp / crime-noir komik (Why? I dunno, it just popped in my head). Need sleep first.