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[#DailyMovieSketch × #KarthikAbhiram — Best Movies of 2018 & Awaited Movies of 2019 Artwork]Here it is finally! After 15 to 20 hours of work, I’m very happy to present to you my yearly roundup of 2018’s best and awaited movies of 2019. I’d been very busy with work of late, so this art is coming in February instead of at the beginning of the year. It was all done with a single 0.5mm 2B mechanical pencil on A5 Canson paper sketch pad, and this is a scan. Each drawing is one inch square in size. I kept spraying fixative on each row once it was complete, so as not to smudge the artwork. The image can be viewed upside down as well and is being posted on @karthikabhiram and @dailymoviesketch, in each orientation. For last year’s artwork, I had made a t-shirt design available, the site I used then isn’t operational now, so have to find an alternative. Movies marked with * appear on the drawing. Do you agree with my selections and recommendations? What were your favourite movies of 2018? Is there any 2019 movie I missed?Overall Best:Deadpool 2 *Avengers: Infinity War *Searching *A Quiet Place *Black Panther *Mission: Impossible — Fallout *Daredevil Season 3 *The Haunting of Hill House *Annihilation *Incredibles 2 *AndhadhunSpider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseBlack Mirror: BandersnatchVery Good:AquamanUpgradeGoodachariKarwaanAnt-Man and The WaspSacred GamesAltered CarbonPad ManRangasthalamBohemian RhapsodyAwaited in 2019:Glass *Spider-Man: Far From Home *Captain Marvel *Joker *Avengers: Endgame *John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum *Hellboy *Once Upon a Time in Hollywood *Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw *Us *It: Chapter TwoLove Death + RobotsYesterdayStranger Things 3Black Mirror Season 5The Lion KingAladdin3 From HellMen in Black: InternationalShazam!Pokemon: Detective PikachuGodzilla: King of the MonstersX-Men: Dark PhoenixThe New MutantsStar Wars Episode IXAlready Out:The Lego Movie 2: The Second PartThe Punisher Season 2Will it be released?: NaragasooranDhruva NatchathiramComing in 2020:Wonder Woman 1984Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)#415 / 19-Feb-19
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Almost there — 17 done, 3 to go, I think I'd have spent around 10 hours on this so far. This is my @dailymoviesketch art featuring the Best Movies of 2018 (of which 3 remain) and the Movies of 2019 (completed). You can't clearly see all the movies represented here (that's by intent, once I complete it I'll post a scanned version) but can you guess what some of them are? #canon #5dmarkiii #85mmf18 #KARTHIKABHIRAM #DAILYMOVIESKETCH
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#ArtVsArtist2019 — So this is trending again! I first posted a collage on this back in 2016, and then sometime in April last year. Like last year, I’ve made two #ArtVsArtist collections, one for each of my accounts, @karthikabhiram and @dailymoviesketch, and I’m switching up where I’m posting each. The art oriented collage is being posted on @karthikabhiram and the photography inclined one is being posted on @dailymoviesketch — this is a clever ploy to get you to follow both my accounts if you aren’t already doing that. Tell me which one you like better. I’ll share the earlier years’ posts on Stories. #karthikabhiram #dailymoviesketch #aninchaugust…#pencildrawing #inksketch #blackworknow #miniaturedrawing #avengersendgame #ironman #deadpool #vikramvedha #spiderman #mithilapalkar #matrix #bolochai #chroniclesofchai #chaivibesonly #zuvamart
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[Drawing of @actormaddy and @actorvijaysethupathi from #vikramvedha]Vikram Vedha (2017)Directed by Pushkar-GayatriI am late to watch this film but I’m glad I got to see it now! I enjoyed the movie very much. “Vikram Vedha” stars R Madhavan as cop Vikram. He is part of an encounter squad, on the hunt for the elusive gangster Vedha (Vijay Sethupathi). An encounter at the beginning of the film has Vikram’s squad gunning down several members of Vedha’s gang, after which Vedha surrenders to the police. The film is then structured as a series of incidents happening in the present time, and backstory in the form of flashbacks, told by Vedha. The movie has an engaging screenplay and a fast pace. Almost every scene in the movie and every event that takes place has some significance later on — there is no ‘fat’ or padding here. The moral dilemmas that are posed to the characters (and also the audience) when viewed from different perspectives are interesting. At the centre of the film is two powerhouse performances from the leads, whose characters are also written very well, another great protagonist-antagonist combination. The feel of the film almost reminds one of a 1980s/90s Hong Kong crime drama.Cinematography by P S Vinod is great, being shot digitally it has a pristine, crisp look and they’ve graded it to have this great desaturated, kind of brownish look. The movie definitely deserves all the praise it has gotten.I drew Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi from the movie. The drawing was entirely done with my new 0.1 Uni Pin Fine Line pen on Brustro A6 sketchbook and scanned.#dailymoviesketch #karthikabhiram#inksketch #blackworknow #inkdrawing #fineliner #unipin #fineline#vikramvedha #madhavan #vijaysethupathi #tamil #tamilcinema#414 / 10-Feb-19
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Body Bags a.k.a. John Carpenter Presents Body Bags (1993)Directed by John Carpenter and Tobe HooperWhat a great title for a movie! In 1993, Showtime Network released "Body Bags", this anthology horror film (oh, how I love those), with three segments and a framing story.It begins with morgue worker John Carpenter commenting that bodies of people who died of natural causes aren't really interesting – however, when people die because of suicide or murder, their bodies come in these black body bags. And we then see stories about three of the corpses. The first one, "The Gas Station", features Anne (Alex Datcher from "Passenger 57") on the first day of her job on the night shift at a gas station, with a serial killer on the loose. The second, "Hair", is about Richard (Stacy Keach) who is balding, and will do anything to have a full head of hair. The third one, "Eye", is about Brent (Mark Hamill) who loses an eye in an accident, and gets a transplant, only to experience horrific visions.The first segment, directed by Carpenter, is the one I enjoyed the most, I thought it was effectively crafted and suspenseful. The second one, also by Carpenter, was a more comedic affair and I didn't like the ending ("They Live"-esque but not as effective). The third, directed by Tobe Hooper was good but kind of predictable.Overall though, I think it's nostalgia – they don't make movies like this anymore – I really loved watching this. It has a great cast, good acting and is fun. I loved the end credits music, by John Carpenter and Jim Lang. It reminded me of the "Big Trouble in Little China" song. Several cameos and familiar actors can be spotted in this. About a decade later, Showtime Network premiered their "Masters of Horror" series.I drew John Carpenter as the Coroner from the film, in the form of a 1990s style video poster on a matchbox (actual size)! This is because, @creativekumari started a #ckmatchboxseries of drawings and I thought I'll contribute one as well. This was drawn with @prismacolor pencils and 2B 0.5mm mechanical pencil on A6 Brustro sketchbook and scanned. I'm posting a photo on @karthikabhiram also.#413 / 8-Feb-19
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Escape Room (2019)Directed by Adam RobitelI wasn't actually expecting to watch a movie this weekend, however went for "Escape Room" with my colleagues @radhaswamy_tallapally and Hari on impulse, on Friday night. Six strangers get an invite to participate in a complex Mystery / Escape Room, with the prize of $10,000 if they make it out. Once inside the Minos Escape Rooms building, they realise to their horror that they are trapped, and they are actually in life threatening situations.The Escape Room angle is a bit different, otherwise this really isn't anything we haven't seen before. It reminds one of the "Saw" movies, and also Vincenzo Natali's superb thriller "Cube". The execution of the movie is quite decent though, the visuals are good and it's easy to watch. As a PG-13 movie, the movie is kind of tame. The acting I felt could have been better, and the ending is something that really requires suspension of disbelief. Overall though, interesting enough to warrant a watch.Features Petula Clark's song "Downtown" (which also appeared in "Lost") in one of the movie's most visually interesting scenes.I drew Logan Miller as Ben from the movie, the drawing was done with Bic ballpoint pen on A6 Brustro sketchbook and scanned.#DailyMovieSketch #EscapeRoom #MysteryRoom #Saw #Cube#ballpointpen #ballpoint #pen #drawing #ink#412 / 3-Feb-19
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Polar (2019)Directed by Jonas ÅkerlundA Netflix Original, this movie "Polar" is based on the graphic novel of the same name (itself a collection of a "silent" webcomic by Victor Santos). The movie features Mads Mikkelsen as the world's top assassin, Duncan Vizla, who is 14 days away from retirement. As per the rules of Damocles, the organisation he works for, when an assassin reaches the age of 50, they retire and are paid out their dues. His amounts to 8 million dollars, and Damocles boss Blut (Matt Lucas) decides it's cheaper just to get rid of him, and sends a squad of younger hitmen after him.This is an interesting enough concept, but nothing that we haven't seen before, especially after the "John Wick" movies. As always, Mads's presence in the movie elevates it to a whole another level. The director who has worked on a number of music videos, infuses the movie with style (the scenes with the hit squad feature a high-key, highly saturated grading). The action scenes are the highlight of the movie – and they are well done, featuring lots of bloodshed and violence, and nice choreography and stunt work.Overall, while I don't think it's an extraordinary movie, it's definitely worth watching, especially if you are a fan of action movies.I drew Mads as Duncan Vizla from the movie, the drawing was done with Bic ballpoint pen (and a red ballpoint pen) on Brustro A6 sketchbook and scanned.#polar #madsmikkelsen #ballpointpen #bic#dailymoviesketch #karthikabhiram#411 / 2-Feb-19
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