Category: Fan Works

[ANIMATED] All The President’s Men (1976) in Under Three Minutes

[ANIMATED] All The President’s Men (1976) in Under Three Minutes

I have taken a break from sharing my art online, not only on WordPress, but on DeviantArt, too.  I don’t know if I’m “coming back” to my blog, but I do think I’ll go ahead and share some of the pieces that I’ve worked on in my absence, including this one.

This project has dominated the past couple months of my life.  While I also participated in a musical theater production, I raced to get it done in time for the last day of the school year.  The assignment was to create a final project which would showcase what I had learned that year in my Digital Media Fundamentals course.  I got the bright idea to do an animation: a plot summary of my favorite movie, All The President’s Men.  All I would have to do is think of a few jokes and draw some cute cartoons to go along with it.  It would have been great if I’d had another month to work on it, but as it was, I only had about half of April and most of May, and I still had other commitments to juggle.  I hadn’t planned ahead very well.

Somehow, though, I managed to get the project done, and it only cost my and my family’s sanity.  While it isn’t perfect, I’m happy with the end result.  It’s closer to an animatic than to a full-blown animation, but considering that this is only the second time I’ve attempted making large-resolution animated content, I’m satisfied.

(My first animation, while more fluid, was far shorter and more simplistic.  Here it is, if you’re curious!)

I love All The President’s Men so much.  The writing, cinematography, acting, and everything about it is just amazing to me.  Certain people might find it boring and hard-to-follow; it’s a movie you really have to pay attention to, and one that isn’t necessarily completely understood on the first watch.  It’s very faithful to the book and to the real historical events.  I fell in love with the setting and the characters, and I hope that my little animation will encourage others to watch it.  It’s available on Netflix for free with subscription, and on YouTube for just under $4.  Let me know if you have any feedback or tips on how to improve my artwork!  Thank you.

Deviant Roulette

Deviant Roulette

Hello there, everyone! Recently I’ve been posting more on my DeviantArt than I have been here on my blog, simply because DeviantArt is a little more convenient for me than WordPress. For a little less than a week, my friend and I have been playing a game called Deviant Roulette, where we search for others’ original characters (OCs) on DeviantArt and draw some of the ones that stand out to us. So far I’ve drawn and posted six characters, which I’ll go ahead and share here on my blog!

These six were very fun to draw, and this has been a really fun game. Check out my DeviantArt gallery and the respective owners of these OCs to learn more about them, and check out monlight-bunnies’s page to see my friend’s drawings of these OCs. Thanks!

Spooky Fan Character – Agent Evelyn

Spooky Fan Character – Agent Evelyn

Not too long ago, I was very into the Matrix trilogy of movies. I loved all the cool characters, symbolism, and, of course, the super-cool fight scenes! My first fan character for the series was F-Stop, a young girl with a neat pair of 3D glasses that was desperate to make herself useful to the people she looked up to. As I started brainstorming a story for her to belong to, I decided that I wanted to have my own agent character, too. The lack of lady agents in any of the Matrix movies gave me the inspiration to draw this one!

Agent Evelyn
I really love how this portrait turned out, especially the headphones! Perspective and foreshortening aren’t usually my strongest areas, so I’m proud of this.

This drawing is from a few months ago, as was my Shadow drawing from yesterday. Since I finally scanned a bunch of old drawings, I’ve decided to give them some neat backgrounds and slight touch-ups on the computer and post them to my blog! Now you guys can see the drawings I’ve done throughout the school year, but haven’t had the time to post.

Anyway, I designed Agt. Evelyn to look like a capable businesswoman crossed with a creepy librarian. Her big hair was really fun to draw. I wonder how she keeps it that way..? Maybe she alters the code of the Matrix so it always looks nice without her having to reapply hair spray/gel all the time. I wonder if she has any relation to the other agents, like Agt. Smith? I hope you guys enjoy this illustration. Leave a comment to let me know how I can improve in the future, or what kind of drawings you want to see me do next. Until next time, remember that nothing is real!! Just kidding… 😉

*silently crying because The Matrix was taken off of Netflix*

Shad – “Ow, the edge!” – hog

Shad – “Ow, the edge!” – hog

If you’ve been around the Internet, you’ve probably seen memes about Shadow the Hedgehog, or at the very least heard of him. He is Sonic the Hedgehog’s “edgy” counterpart, and is made fun of for this often online. Making his debut in Sonic Adventure 2 and soon having his own spinoff game, Shadow the Heghehog (which I have played, and confirm is not very good), he gained both genuine and ironic appreciation from fans and memesters alike for being a darker – and, to some, more interesting – Sonic character than most others.

Personally, while I’m not a fan of the Sonic series, especially many of the recent installments, Sonic games do hold a special little place in my heart. As a kid, I had the “Sonic Mega Collection” for the GameCube, a compilation of many classic Sonic titles and a few advertisements for the more recent ones. In addition, I watched several episodes of the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Underground, and Sonic X anime, along the way growing to love the characters and their unique designs. To this day, I still feel that most of the main characters in the reoccurring Sonic cast are well-designed, even if the stories they come with can be a bit lacking.

As I was thinking about the Sonic series one day, I considered the idea of each of the characters in the story being portrayed by actors, as if they were stars of a TV show. I thought that it would be a funny “alternate universe” concept to see behind-the-scenes of the Sonic stories with actors that didn’t really match their characters’ personalities at all. What if the person playing Tails was a lazy lowlife? What if Shadow was timid and shy? Because of this idea, I decided to make a silly illustration of the notorious “edgehog” himself being nervous to wield a weapon for his role in Shadow the Hedgehog.

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“I thought this was a franchise primarily aimed at children..?”

This illustration was made in a sketchbook with colored gel pens with some minor digital touch-ups and a background. I also put my name on the drawing so people know how to find me if they see it somewhere else on the Internet. What do you think of this cuter version of a normally-serious character? Should I draw more Sonic characters on my blog? Would you like to see more traditionally-colored pieces in the future, or should I stick with digital? Please let me know what you think of this cute doodle so I can improve in the future!