This is where it all started.
Well, he’s back! Terminator 2 – Judgment Day is my favourite movie. It has great action along with an intriguing sci-fi story. Interestingly, I somehow did not come across watching the Terminator movies until the third instalment, Rise of the Machines, came out in 2003. So I went backwards; I watched Part 3 in theatres, then Part 2, and finally Part 1. However, I’m a sci-fi and action fan so I still thoroughly enjoyed the movies.
A few months ago, I started drawing Movie Character Cartoons and it was fitting to start off with The Terminator from Part 2 (big difference from Part 1!). Recently, I started adding simple backgrounds and environments to the cartoons; below is the updated version of The Terminator (played by Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger).
Death of T-1000
Anyone who is familiar with Judgment Day knows the final scene that takes place at a steel mill. Here, after the T-1000 gets killed in the molten lava/liquid, Terminator get slowly lowered to his own destruction (so sad). I used that setting as inspiration for this environment.
– Ryan RFT
I started adding backgrounds to the Movie Character Cartoons!
Recently, I learned about editing a scanned drawing to make it appear nicer on the computer screen. An issue early on was that my pictures were looking a bit faded but now I have been able to adjust them so they stand out a little more.
Additionally, I started adding backgrounds to the Movie Character Cartoons. Last week was the first time with The Bride/Beatrix Kiddo (Uma Thurman) in front of the bright yellow background, similar to the publicity material for Kill Bill Vol. 1.
This time, I decided to go back and add a simple background and environment to Captain Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp). My reference for the image was Jack running away from a large group of people/creatures along the water. I incorporated that and here is the new version:
Is Part 4 Good?
I can’t recall which Pirates of the Caribbean movies this scene is from. I know it’s not from the fourth movie in the series as I opted to watch Fast Five instead in theatres. Perhaps, I’ll catch up.
UPDATE (APril 15, 2015) – The Bride cartoon is updated with new background & various touch-ups. Thanks – Ryan RFT.
I never actually watched Kill Bill Vol. 1 but I did see Vol. 2 when a friend convinced me to see it in the theatres instead of The Punisher. While I don’t remember much, I do recall lots of blood and someone’s eyeball being stepped on (by the way, I liked The Punisher more).
I thought Uma Thurman‘s name in the movie was Beatrix, however, IMDB lists the character as The Bride. So let’s go with that.
This is the first Movie Character Cartoon to feature the character on a background! Yay background!
Character: The Bride | Movie: Kill Bill Vol 1 / Kill Bill Vol 2 | Copyright: Ryan RFT March 2015
In a few months it will be summer blockbuster season and Jurassic World will hit the theatres. From the previous movies, I always thought it would be exciting to go to a park and see dinosaurs roaming around. After the third film in the franchise came out in 2001, I drew my versions of what Jurassic Park could look like:
It consists of a waterfall, and a giant ‘bird cage’ in the background to hold the pterodactyls. As visually impressive the movies are, the Jurassic Park and The Lost World novels by Michael Crichton are more exciting. In fact, Crichton’s State of Fear is one of my favourites.
John William’s score is also memorable and his Journey to the Islands always gets me pumped with the shot of the helicopter making its way to the Costa Rican island that holds Jurassic Park. Anyone who has sen the recent Jurassic World trailers would have noticed that the main theme is incorporated, but in a creepy, haunting soft piano version.
So, as we wait for Jurassic World’s release in June 2015, starring Chris Pratt, here is the 15th edition of the Movie Character Caricatures, Dr. Alan Grant (played by Sam Neill)!
Character: Dr. Alan Grant | Movie: Jurassic Park (1993) | Copyright: Ryan RFT February 2015
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