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[#DrawWithMango × #DailyMovieSketch]Hellboy (2004) Directed by Guillermo del ToroHellboy (2019) Directed by Neil MarshallThis time, the theme for @mangopenciler's Art Challenge is #ThenAndNow. I watched "Hellboy" on Thursday, and thought, I'd do a sketch featuring both the film versions of the character.I have liked the Hellboy character since the early 2000s. When the first adaptation came out I read some of the books, and became a fan of Mike Mignola's artwork, especially his use of chiaroscuro and deep blacks. Del Toro's movies always are personal, and I enjoyed his adaptation, with Ron Perlman owning the role. The movie even had a fantastic poster by Drew Struzan.Fast forward 15 years, and we have what was supposed to be the second sequel but instead became an R rated reboot. "Stranger Things"'s David Harbour plays the role here, the world's best paranormal investigator, who is up against Milla Jovovich's villain, the Blood Queen who if she comes back to power, will unleash a new plague upon humanity.The movie is entertaining and took advantage of the R rating, providing quite a bit of blood and violence and also swearing in the dialogue. This made it a very different take from del Toro's. The movie has been getting bad reviews, I think it definitely doesn't deserve those and it's better than they indicate. I can understand the criticism though, as the movie felt very rushed, with a lot that is crammed into the runtime, with undeveloped characters. I enjoyed it though but found that it's one of those movies you won't remember much of, once you leave the theatre. I liked all the R rated stuff but got annoyed at our censors for making cuts despite giving the movie an Adult rating. Hope I'll get to see the uncut version soon. The acting was good, Harbour and Jovovich give it their all, and the action scenes were well done. So, I would recommend watching the movie.I drew both the versions of Hellboy, this was done with Bic multi colour ballpoint pens and Gelly Roll pen on A6 @Brustro sketchbook and scanned.#hellboy #guillermodeltoro #neilmarshall#ronperlman #davidharbour #strangerthings#ballpointpen #inksketch#437 / 13-Apr-19
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Watched #Hellboy yesterday and it was a pretty entertaining film. Certainly not the bad movie that its low Rotten Tomatoes rating (13%?) indicates. It was proudly R-rated, which means there was a good amount of swearing and quite a bit of bloodshed and gore (people getting limbs ripped off etc). This was very much appreciated, but unfortunately our censors made cuts despite it being given an A rating. This is not new, I've always thought it's a stupid thing though, cutting a movie that's already rated A. Oh well, hope I get to see an uncut version soon. The movie did feel very rushed and I got the feeling that they crammed in a lot in its two hour runtime. It had its flaws but I enjoyed it. I'll do a sketch for it. In the mean time, here is the Movies of 2019 artwork with the movie titles mentioned — I made this for a print. #karthikabhiram #dailymoviesketch
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Super Deluxe (2019)Directed by Thiagarajan KumararajaLast Thursday I watched Thiagarajan Kumararaja's second film @superdeluxethemovie at PVR Cinemas at Forum Mall. It was shown with English subtitles, so I was able to appreciate it better.It's certainly an experience watching the movie, which is a dark comedy / crime / drama, with four stories told in parallel — that of a group of youngsters watching a porn film and a gangster; an unfaithful wife, her husband and a dead body; a transgender woman and a kid; and that of a man who has found his own religion and whose faith is tested.This is just scratching the surface though, there's much more to it that can't be discussed without spoilers. The movie is definitely not for everyone. I liked it though, and the cinematic craft behind it (cinematography, music, acting, direction) is extraordinary. There is no single protagonist in the movie, the stories are all involving, it would suddenly surprise you by throwing WTF moments at you once in a while.The film comes from the director's production company "Tyler Durden and Kino Fist", there is a sudden bit of the Star Wars theme played on traditional Carnatic instruments, there are movie posters for "Aliens" and "Bulletproof Monk" on walls, and it seems that the entire film is taking place in some surreal alternate reality.Think "Pulp Fiction" crossed with "Repo Man", with the unique influences of the writers, all of whom are directors themselves. Kumararaja apparently gave outlines to them and then asked them to write different parts of the movie, and he combined it all together.It's a three hour long film and it was 3 AM when I reached home, but I still watched a fascinating 45 minute interview by @baradwajrangan with the writers. Highly recommended movie to watch — like it or not, you will come away with respect for the filmmakers for executing this vision. If you watch the above interview and rewatch the trailer after the movie, you'll have a better appreciation of it.I drew Ashwanth Ashokkumar as Raasukutty from the movie. The drawing was done with Bic ballpoint pens on A6 sketchbook and scanned. (More observations in first comment!) #436 / 9-Apr-19
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I posted colour versions of these photos on my @karthikabhiram account, thought I would share these B&W versions here. From yesterday till this evening, I shared several posts on Stories, recapping highlights from the past three years that I've been running this @dailymoviesketch account. They're all saved in a Story Highlight, so you could check those out. #vsco #canon #sl2 #200d #karthikabhiram #DailyMovieSketch
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[THREE YEARS OF @DAILYMOVIESKETCH!] Inglourious Basterds (2009)Directed by Quentin TarantinoI am one of those old-timer Instagrammers from Hyderabad and India, since I've been active on @instagram from November 2012, on my account @karthikabhiram. On 4-Apr-16 though, inspired by Art Challenges like @inktober, I started a second art account, @dailymoviesketch, for me to post my movie related drawings. I remember thinking at the time, "let's see how long I can keep this up". I did daily sketches for 4 months, which later on (and even currently) changed to one new sketch every 2-3 days.The earlier drawings were rough and quickly done (15-30 min), nowadays I spend a lot more time on them (45-120 min). With my busy work schedule, it's very difficult to draw daily. However, drawing REGULARLY, even if it's in a 2-3 day frequency, has really helped me improve a great deal. There were a lot of bad drawings earlier, that has come down now, I'm more or less happy with most of the work I'm posting. Still a long way to improve though. But, mistakes and all, I'm happy about all the drawings as they've all helped towards practice (350+ hours!). Sincere thanks to everyone who follows this account, for your support! Some of you have been there since the early days (you know who you are), thank you for sticking around for so long! To everyone, old followers and those who discovered this account more recently, I convey my gratitude, and I hope you find my work interesting.This is a drawing of Michael Fassbender as Archie Hickox from the fantastic "Inglourious Basterds". Among the many superbly crafted scenes where Tarantino builds suspense with dialogue, this is the tavern scene later in the movie, where Archie orders 'three glasses' by holding up his fingers like this, whereas the supposed German way of showing three is to show the thumb and first two fingers outstretched. I thought it was clever to reference this for my three year completion!This drawing was done with 0.5mm 2B pencil on A5 @cansonpaper and scanned.I'll be doing a recap on Stories here, of notable posts from this account. Stay tuned for that.#DailyMovieSketch#435 / 4-Apr-19
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[#DrawWithMango × #DailyMovieSketch]During the major part of March, @mangopenciler had run an Art Challenge on #90sNostalgia, where the idea was to make art that reminded one of the 1990s. I loved the idea and decided to make sketches based on 1990s movies. The initial thought was to do one sketch of a movie from each year in the decade, however, it ended up slightly differently. I did 9 sketches overall, which you can see in this grid. The movies here are — • 1990 — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles• 1991 — Terminator 2: Judgment Day• 1992 — Police Story 3: Super Cop• 1993 — Cliffhanger• 1994 — Léon a.k.a. The Professional• 1994 — The Mask• 1996 — From Dusk Till Dawn• 1997 — Face/Off• 1999 — Fight ClubI think I covered the major franchises, movie stars and popular movies of the time period. There are more movies that I could have done sketches of, of course. The 90s was a very nostalgic time period, a lot of movies are very close to me. So, now and then I'd rewatch an old favourite and do a sketch. Thanks to this theme, I got to rewatch some of these movies too, which was nice.The drawings were all done with ballpoint pen (the @ns1pen and Bic multi colour), a bit of Gelly Roll on A6 @brustro sketchbook by @creativehandsartmaterials and scanned.I'm posting on both my accounts — @dailymoviesketch gets the collage of the posts, whereas @karthikabhiram gets a photo of my phone with this collage.Waiting for the next theme!#karthikabhiram #ballpointpen #inksketch
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[#DrawWithMango × #DailyMovieSketch]Fight Club (1999)Directed by David FincherThe last drawing for @mangopenciler's #90snostalgia Art Challenge is based on one of my all time favourite movies.David Fincher's film based on Chuck Palahniuk's book about disillusioned men rebelling against the system by starting "Fight Clubs" was amazing, superbly made, brilliantly acted, and darkly funny.I actually watched this in the early 2000s, and that was the time I was completing my Engineering, then did my MBA and then started working. The "Fuck the System" attitude of the movie certainly was relatable at the time!It is one of my favourite movies and I have huge respect for David Fincher as a filmmaker. I drew Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden from the movie. The drawing was done with Bic multi colour ballpoint pen and Gelly Roll pen on A6 @Brustro sketchbook and scanned.#fightclub #bradpitt #jimuhls #chuckpalahniuk#ballpointpen #inksketch #434 / 31-Mar-19
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[#DrawWithMango × #DailyMovieSketch]Face/Off (1997)Directed by John WooThe penultimate drawing for @mangopenciler's #90snostalgia Art Challenge. Since a new theme is going to be announced tomorrow, I thought I'd get my last couple of entries done. I initially planned to do 10 drawings, one sketch of a movie from every year in the decade. However I'm now doing 9, and would post a collage of all of them.This is the John Woo film "Face/Off" from 1997, the movie about an FBI agent swapping faces with a dangerous terrorist! It's an entertaining action movie and probably the most John Woo-esque movie among the Hollywood movies he has made.I have a lot of memories associated with this movie. At around this time I discovered the works of John Woo (watched A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Hard Boiled, etc). In this year, I even wrote an article about his movies (mind you, no internet then) for a college magazine (which didn't get published, but it was fun working on it). I did sketches of the movie and was a fan of its style and action.Apparently the movie was initially pitched as a science fiction action movie set in the future but after Woo came on board, it was changed to the present day, as the mechanics of the face swap weren't important, and Woo wanted to explore what would happen if a cop and a criminal swap identities. It's a lot of fun and I definitely should rewatch this one.I drew the face of John Travolta during the face swap procedure (since the movie didn't employ any computer generated effects, the crew actually built latex replicas of the two actors' bodies with detachable faces!) The drawing was done with @ns1pen and Bic multi colour ballpoint pen on A6 @brustro sketchbook and scanned. Coming up next — a movie from 1999. One of my all time favourite movies ever.#faceoff #johntravolta #nicolascage #johnwoo #ballpointpen #inksketch #ns1pen#433 / 31-Mar-19
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Us (2019)Directed by Jordan PeeleI was looking forward to watch @jordanpeele's second feature, "Us", after his extremely strong debut "Get Out" (which I rewatched on @netflix_in the previous day). It's on my Anticipated Movies artwork, which I got printed on a t-shirt – I brought that to office on Thursday and wore it for the movie. I was glad that "Us" got released in theatres here.The movie as you could make out from the trailers is about the Wilson family going to Santa Cruz beach for a vacation, where they encounter strange doppelgangers of themselves, who are apparently out to do them harm. "Us" is an extremely well made horror thriller. It has got great cinematography (by Michael Gioulakis – cinematographer for "It Follows" and "Glass"), a standout music score by Michael Abels – it's his second movie score, after "Get Out", and what unnerving music it is, fantastic acting (Lupita Nyong'o is in particular amazing), and well crafted suspense scenes. The criticism I had about "Us" was that when the movie gave us explanations as to what was going on, it seemed too out-there to be plausible, and it raised many questions to which there weren't satisfactory answers in my opinion. But, like many other great movies, it makes you think and you certainly won't forget it after leaving the theatre. "Get Out" also, for me, worked better the second time, so I should watch this movie again. At any rate, one should appreciate it's originality. Overall I liked the movie and would definitely recommend it.I drew Lupita Nyong'o as "Red" (the doppelganger of Adelaide) from the movie, the drawing was done with Bic ballpoint pen and Gelly Roll pen on A6 @Brustro sketchbook and scanned.#dailymoviesketch #usmovie #us #jordanpeele #lupitanyongo #red #adelaide #tethered #doppelganger#ballpointpen #inksketch#432 / 29-Mar-19
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[#DrawWithMango × #DailyMovieSketch]From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)Directed by Robert RodriguezThis is the seventh drawing I'm doing for @mangopenciler's #90snostalgia Art Challenge. I initially wanted to do a sketch of one movie for every year of the decade, however, now I think I will close it at 9 entries, so that I can make a 3×3 collage. "From Dusk Till Dawn" is one of my favourite 'guilty pleasure' movies of all time. It's a B-movie, with A-quality star cast and screenplay and is very entertaining. Special make up effects man Robert Kurtzman (the K in KNB EFX Group) had the idea for the story, he asked Quentin Tarantino to write a screenplay around it, and the movie was directed by Robert Rodriguez. It made a star of George Clooney, and also cemented Salma Hayek's star status in the 90s.The movie stars Clooney and Tarantino as Seth and Richard Gecko, two criminals on the run, they kidnap a preacher and his family and set to cross the Texas Border. At night, they stop at a bar called the Titty Twister, only to discover that it's a vampire den, and they have to battle it out till dawn. This is one half crime movie, and one half vampire movie, and complete entertainment. I remember watching this when younger, I was so caught up with the style of it all, I reminisce about reading the screenplay in HTML format as well, enjoying the dialogue, and the action scenes, the comedy and the gore and splatter. The movie has a fantastic soundtrack, and one unforgettable scene with Salma Hayek dancing to "After Dark" by Tito & Tarantula, with a snake on her body (apparently she did this despite her phobia!). I drew Salma as Santanico Pandemonium (what a name) from the movie, this was done with Bic multi colour ballpoint pen and Gelly Roll pen on A6 @brustro sketchbook and scanned.#fromdusktilldawn #quentintarantino #salmahayek #tarantinoverse #robertrodriguez #santanicopandemonium#ballpointpen #inksketch#431 / 28-Mar-19
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