Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Return





Just saw District 9 last weekend, actually saw it twice. It was such a great movie and I can't say enough about it. The film blew my mind with it's genre-crossing format and visual style, juxtaposing aliens and their technology with a South African slum. Shartlo Copley brings an amazing perfomance to an amazing character concept through a well-written script and a good amount of improv. I'm hard-pressed to think of a more conflicted unlikely hero than him...I'm going to get a portrait of Weekus 70hrs after exposure tattooed on my chest. :) Anyway, this painting was loosely inspired by that movie and it depicts the long-awaited arrival of a ship back to it's people. Whether or not they go back and bomb the earth is up to Niel Blomkamp.

10 comments:

  1. nice painting, I think I still have to watch this movie...

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  2. It was a wild film...not what I expected at all, and that was good!

    Craaazy stuff here! I love your mechs especially.

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  3. beautiful! great work Jonathan!

    Can't wait to see more man. I really love the detail and composition

    best

    jp

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  4. woah these are awesome, i love how the gate looks

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  5. Thanks for the comments fellas. I wish I could do more in this vein right now, but I'm busy at the moment with a project for Square. Good to be working though.

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  6. hello! great artwork in your blog!
    I specially like your Mucha versions and the illustration you did from them.
    The environments and machines are great too.
    congrats!
    :)

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  7. Damn nice stuff in here. Thank you for the kind words and yes, that movie kicked ass! :)

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  8. Awesome enviro man! I really like the composition, and that closeup is dope too! I know just what you mean, D9 has definitely attached itself to my fan boy receptors as well.

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  9. wow man! these are totally epic! I love the color, composition, design and pretty much everything. I'm pretty much on the same boat with you about D-9. really cool work, can wait to see more.

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