Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TearsOfTheDragon :fan made tomb raider movie

I am a fan of the Tomb Raider franchise so I was surprised today when I discovered someone had made a fan film based on the game's heroine entitled Lara Croft TombRaider: Tears Of The Dragon . There are probably hundreds of fan made films floating on You Tube but I have never seen one so I am anxious to see this one . This is how the website for the movie describes the film's story.

Adventurer and heiress Lara Croft fights to hold on to the last feeling of family she has by tracking down an ancient cure to save the life of her long-time and most devoted friend Winston. The Tomb Raider finds herself competing against the ruthless Wu-Chen Li, a son of a Triad crime boss, with whom she has unfinished business. The quest spans the globe from dangerous forgotten catacombs to the urban mercenary underworld. This action drama is a true testament to low-budget, guerrilla film making and features magnificent original music. A comic book prequel illustrating the history between Lady Croft and Chen Li's mobster family

It stars Valerie Perez as Lara Croft and is directed by Nick Murphy

here is a link to the website. I can't wait to see it

Monday, March 23, 2009

more photoshop coloring fun

Here I colored a page of inked drawing by David mazzuchelli from his run on Daredevil
Here I colored a page from a old comic I also touched up the man to make him look African American or African i think that makes the script more shocking.

Friday, March 13, 2009

...And you thought she just caused problems for charlie brown

actress and voice of lucy Pamelyn Ferdin

lucy van pelt

In Santa Monica, California a judge threw out a contempt-of-court conviction and ordered a new trial for a woman who was the voice of Lucy in several ``Peanuts'' TV specials and is accused of harassing UCLA faculty members who conduct research on animals, her lawyer said Thursday.

Pamelyn Ferdin had faced up to five days in jail and a $1,000 fine until Wednesday11, 2009 when Superior Court Judge John Segal voided her 2008 conviction based on what a UCLA attorney called a technicality.

Segal scheduled a new trial for April 28, said Ferdin's attorney George Seide.

Ferdin, 50, was convicted of violating a court injunction that barred harassment of faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Last June, Ferdin demonstrated outside the home of a UCLA primate researcher and handed out fliers that included home addresses, phone numbers and photographs of some researchers, Seide said.

A previous injunction against other animal rights activists barred such activity. A judge found that Ferdin was acting ``in concert'' with them, even though she wasn't named in the injunction, Seide said.

At trial, Ferdin testified she had downloaded the flier from a Web site and wasn't aware that the information fell under the injunction.

In fighting the conviction, Seide argued that Ferdin's constitutional rights were violated because she wasn't informed that she had the right to counsel and of her right against self-incrimination before she took the stand.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

more photoshop coloring

Here I colored some pencils and inks that were done by artist Steve Epting, I think it is Sharon that works for shield in the Captain America books but you can Google Epting he has a blog too. I made the woman latina or black

more of my version of public domain hero the black terror with some help from photoshop

Monday, March 9, 2009

the black terror

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Since the Nedor-Pines superheroes are in the public domain anyone can use the original golden age characters however they wish. I thought since the black terror had the word black in his name then naturally someone would have made him african american.

Just like black panther or black lightning or black vulcan(hee hee hee) to my knowledge no one has, anyway he has one of the coolest costumes ever and you can research his origins yourself and his use by other artist and companies

Sunday, March 8, 2009

roses are blue , violets are blue

Although this is old news I just found out about it. They-(Florigene Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese drinks manufacturer Suntory Ltd.) have manipulated the rose so that now for the first time, thanks to genetic engineering, blue roses finally exist.By inserting genes from the common Pansy and Iris into Rose DNA while at the same time switching off a Rose gene that prevented the production of the blue pigment known as "delphinidin", the flower will be able to synthesize and express a full range of hues from palest baby blue to deep navy.

Monday, March 2, 2009

snow and thunder?

It has snowed here in Richmond before this time but this is the first one that has had any major accumulation this year. The strange thing about this storm is that I saw lightning too. I had never heard of a thunderstorm happening at the same time as a snow fall so i looked it up here is what I found out.
"thunder snow as some call it does happen. It is certainly uncommon, but not rare,if there is enough energy in the atmosphere, and a lot of moisture, thunderstorm clouds can form and drop snow instead of rain when the temperatures are just below freezing."_Dave Thurlow host of The Weather Notebook