Friday, April 26, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
So I came up with a plan...a spaceship a day. Not a hardcore rendered spaceship, just a sketch. Maybe something more hardcore...you know what, fuck the spaceship a day. Lets do five a week, for a month. So maybe some days there's three, maybe five, maybe none. You get the idea.
So here's a D-9 cruiser. I mean the aliens wouldn't call it that, but that's what I'm calling it. A District 9 cruiser would just be a bunch of corrugated metal and barb wire floating through space.
Fuck, I can't stop watching your Elysium trailer. So fucking good.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
I can not wait. I can't I must see this. All the comments coming out of the ten minute preview are crazy fucking positive.Like; all of them.
Dude, check this shit out:
I don't know exactly what it said — because I was too busy smashing my face with a hammer out of sheer despair that Neill Blomkamp can't just make all of the science fiction movies right now. All this from a trailer, which will be out tomorrow. -IO9.COMDude, it's all fucking like this!
As you'll see in tomorrow's trailer, there's a tremendous amount of production design that went into Elysium and its gritty sci-fi world-COMING SOON.NET
We’ve waited a long time to see how the talented filmmaker would follow up such an impressive debut, and today we got to see an exciting and promising preview.-CINEMA BLEND.COM
My balls are about to explode in anticipation!!!-PLEASELOOKATMENEILLBLOMKAMP.BLOGSPOT.COM
One and a half hours to go....
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
So...dude. Man....I don't know how to say this. So, you know Neill, you're my main dude. Like, main dude. But sometimes I feel like this is a one sided relationship. I feel like you're just going through the motions. Not always, but sometimes, and during one of those weak moments I met Guillermo del Toro.
He's a very irresistible man, he flattered me, and...I...I worked with him. But only a little bit, and it meant nothing. Well, not nothing, I mean it was super cool and I met a bunch of really great guys. Wonderful people and insanely talented. Guillermo was also crazy talented and amazingly busy, I have no idea how he does it all. Super fun too, fun guy to work with. But, again, it was a moment of weakness. I feel like the ugliest Diane Lane in the world.
I hate for you to find out this way, but it's in the Hollywood gossip mags now. Total Film posted some of my pictures, with my name attached. I figured it would get to you eventually, and I preferred you heard it from me.
So hopefully you'll find it in your heart to forgive me. I'm not really like this, it's only happened once, and I've learned from it.
Pacific Rim is going to be pretty fucking awesome though.
Douglas 'Eternally Yours' Williams
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Neill...Neill...Neill. Dude, where's my trailer. Where's my gawddamned Elysium trailer. I wants it!
I saw the Pacific Rim trailer, and it looks fucking fantastic! I bet a lot of good looking people made that film, or at least did the art for it. Like golden gods, using their talents to produce art for the masses (that means they used their wang doodles to paint with). My one issue is all these extremely intelligent Youtube kids saying things like 'Why robots? Why not giant missles?'.
Anyway, quick sketch. It's the Maggot King. Sounds very fantasy right? All that fantasy crap is the same, not that I'm anti fantasy. I worked on a fantasy game for over 8 years. Loved it. But everything is named shit like this. The Lich King. Lord of Night. He who Seeks. Legolas. Tommy Two Poops. Fuck it. they all want to be Lord of the Rings. All of them. Not awful, but dammit, LotR was new when it came out (shut up Tolkien purist and your based on Norse Myths horseshit)!
I once mentioned having our games dwarves (since, you know, we HAD to have them) live in trees and be almost like burly primates. Like Tarzan gorilla's, but smarter. Frazetta the shit out of them. You might have though I had asked to stab an old lady the way people in that meeting responded. "Dwarves don't live in trees! They mine...IN THE GROUND!"
It's like people love to make rules for shit that needs no rules. It's called FANTASY for a reason.
So if mankind makes giant robots to battle giant monsters, fuck all I don't care if a giant missle makes more sense, the robot's going to be way fucking more fun! God bless GDT!
Now give me my Elysium trailer.
OH FUCK! Premiere the Elysium trailer on this blog! That will surprise the shit out of everyone!!!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Neill...dude. You know the worst part of sketching/art creation? It's when something is working in the beginning, and you go, "OOOhhh, this is going to be rad!" But then, at the end, it all fucking falls apart. It's like building the Eiffel Tower, and with the last few bolts it collapses. That's sort of this guy here. he's just kind of dumb. Fuck it though, it's a sketch and there's some ok bits in there.
It's weird how I've been using that soft PS brush lately. I hated that brush for so long, but it's not such a bad brush. It's like a hobo that you keep chained in the basement. At first it's ugly and gross, but you hit it with the hose and pretty soon it's not so awful. Soon you have that hobo planting things in your garden, giving you foot rubs while you watch Jimmy Kimmel and helping you catch other hobo's, and you're like "hey, this is a pretty good hobo."
I've never done that...I don't even know if we still have hobo's.
At any rate...another sketch. The blog is back up and running.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Neill. Sup dude? Crazy days here. Almost done with this thing. Almost. Not the picture, the game I've been working on. I took it home played it this last weekend. It's fucking awesome. It's really come together. This guy didn't make it into the game like this, but I always liked the image. So fuck it, I'm posting it. I'm the art director! Lookit mah' swagger!
Check out this vid of the game in action. It's pretty fun, right? Fuck yeah it is. It's even better to play. Of course, I'm biased, but our game feels unique. Base building, action, stealth, vehicles; fuck yeah.
I built a garden the other night. A muther fucking garden. With pumpkins! Why pumpkins? Becuase they're big, round and orange; and I'm the muther fucking art director!
Any way, this thing is fucking massive for an XBLA game. Fucking massive. It'll be on PC too, but still. Our team is under thirty people, and that's everyone. We have less people than most games have animators. Nuts, dude. Nuts.
Anyway, hope you like. If you ever want to talk vibeo bames, I'm your man.
OH! I played a fun and freaky game this weekend for the iPad called Slender Rising. Pretty slick for a small game, seriously freaky. Especially if you imagine that tall fucker Slender as Copley. Then it's even scarier! I'd be a better best friend, Neill, I'd be better!
Friday, January 25, 2013
I had a job recently that was all Civil War meets...something. Dude, I had such a hard time with it. I mean, I wouldn't have froze if it was an army of aliens, or knights, or nude Kelly Brooks that had been wrestling in oil. No problems, I'd dive right in. But spaceships? Civil War? I freak the fuck out.
So, I'm making it my goal to draw better spaceships. Or ships from R-Type. Hopefully both. Expect more spaceships. Here's some sketches.
Fuck Civil War pictures. I ain't doing that shit.
Neill, do you like games? What about video games?
Here's my awful twenty minute mock up for the character selection screen for a downloadable Street Fighter-ish Elysium fighting game! It would have to be all sprite based.
I would so play the shit out of this game.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Dude, Neill, what up man? Fuck dude, so sorry for the lack of updates. I know it's a constant phrase on this blog, but I've been cwazy busy. Super fun projects, but crazy busy.
So I'm going to try for at least two updates a week. Two mini pieces of art a week. They don't need to be finished. Just quick shit. Like this guy. My re-imagined Galaga bug. One of those things I loved about early arcade games is that the graphics were so ancient, you really had to use you imagination.
So the above is supposed to be this guy.
In other news; holy fuck dude. Elysium looks amazing. Remember all those jokes about mean Matt Damon beating up Copley? I take them all back.
This movie is going to fucking rock. My guess is this is just what Sharlto looks like now, no makeup. Hard life of strippers, highballs, goats and cocaine.
Actually, I'm just joking. Sharlto, please don't beat me up.
Monday, December 10, 2012
So this is the arm. Latex, toilet paper, and a dish glove. need to add the hair and then chuck it up with blood and meaty chucks.
Jesus...am I really that fat?
Monday, November 19, 2012
So I baked and painted that thing from the last post. Sort of a test piece, and that shit worked. Not great, but for what I'm going to need it for, it will work.
Hope shit is good. OH! I just read about Robocop being pushed, and Elysium filling the summer spot (cut me some slack, I been busy). I hope this is a good thing for you, but fuck if I'm not getting frustrated with this new Robocop. Still, I really like the director, love the actor, and have a passion for Robocop (I named my ninth son OCP), so hopefully it all comes together.
Anywayz...poo poo pa doo.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A lot of people like to fry them, but I think you miss out on the earthy flavor these guys produce when you do that. I like to cover them in olive oil, bake them at 350 for an hour, and then lightly season them. So good. As a side dish, mashed potatoes and peas, mother fucker!
Wonderfulness. The season's almost over, I know that they have some good hunting grounds up in BC, I suggest you take a break from Elysium and get yourself some.
HP Douglas Williams
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
So numero uno, the above image is featured in TRIUMPH by Greg Broadmore. It is fucking awesome. It might be my favorite book he's put out. I highly recommend picking it up. I wasn't gogin to show the whole image, but Christian Pearce did, and even though he's my competition for being Greg's best friend (Don't worry, Greg will be my second best friend. You're my first.), he's an amazing artist and all around nice guy (Also, he's a slut. That may or may not be true. I actually have no idea).
Line art by Guy Davis. Colors by sexy Doug, that's me.
There was some other things outside my day job that I can not talk about. Secret shit. Mayan calendar and all that. Illuminaughty shit. Naughty.
Then, there's the day gig. We're getting really close to an end here. I'm excited and terrified. Oh! We're selling shirts. Buy some.
Oh...and then there my ever fucking unending preproduction movie. Man...making movies by yourself is hard. the arm is working pretty well now though, and I'm piecing together how to make some silicone wounds. The lazy goth girl I was going to hire to make my twenty silicone hands disappeared though, and no, I didn't kill her. So...that sucks.
Here's the arm from a few weeks ago.
So that's shit dude. Can't wait until March to see Elysium. We're getting close, man! Real fucking close! So excited.
Hope you have a fan-fucking-tastic day.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
I'll give a more detailed write up latez. Hope shit is well, man.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Anywho, NEILL! What's up? Been pretty dark lately. No news 'bout nothing.
Well, I got some, I'm finally trying to make my movie...s again. Hopefully for more than a few days this time. Anyway, one of the two flicks I want to make has this weird thing in it. I was looking for pig ref and came across some of Jenny Saville's images. I forget sometimes how much I love her work. So gawddamned good.
Anyway, hopefully I'll get something together soon to show people.
Sorry, for the shitty, boring post. Been crazy lately.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Friday, August 3, 2012
So...Neill, I gots a question. I had this passed along to me, and it's fucking great. I love mixing this creepy creature shit with humor. I love the creature design. I love these characters. I feel like I knew these guys when I lived in Port Angeles (fuck you Twilight), I know exactly what that guys hair looks like under that hat. And the thing is, these guys are crude, crazy muther fuckers; but they're actually pretty good guys when you get to know them. Fun to drink with! Shit, the question; so man, did you do this?
Because, my buddy Rex sure as shit noticed the similarities between this and your AGM Heartland teaser from Wired awhile ago.
Am I a fucking code breaker? Shut your mouth Rex, you didn't figure out shit. You're a fucking dick Rex. Ok, so Rex might have figured out some similarities, but I have the blog, so I fucking get to say I found this shit. Rex is a little dicked fucker. Gawdammit Rex...he's grabbing a ruler and pulling his pants down...dammit. Rex, you're an asshat.
Anyway, these are both fucking cool, I'm guessing they're linked, but are they? If they're not, someone's apeing you, but really well. What do you crazy followers of this blog think? Should Neill come forward, remove his skin like those old guys from Cocoon, and tell us if he made these? Or should we just basked in his glowy alien light? Wait, this blog has followers? Who are you people? What's wrong with you?
Sherlock Douglas John Holmes III