Thursday, September 10, 2015
Suuuup dood? I know, it's been forever. I think I'm like the last person who still uses a blog that is under 89.
This is an old five minute sketch. It's when Sharlto visited Japan. I kiiiid, we all know he's super short.
I used to have this idea, back when I was a kid, about this second world of monsters and shit. Like we inhabited the same space, but different versions, and in the mist you could see them better, but like only in the corner of your eye. Kids would be better at seeing them. If you turned quick enough you could catch glimpses of them.
The main deal though, they were as freaked out of us as we were of them. It was a more gentle kid friendly story. So like evil dudes are trying to rule over a bunch of shit and pulling these worlds together and a group of kids and monsters have to stop them.
I think I saw a early shitty dub of Yokai Monsters or something that made me want to make this. Anyway, I was looking at this pic of Japan, and stuck a quick giant in there.
That's a lot more typing that a five minute pic deserves.
Doug 'like to type' Williams
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Dude, I fucking loved this movie. The thing is, not only did I love it, everyone I know did too. They at least liked it, and had a good time. These are no bullshit fella's and gals too, people who were more than happy to be harsh about anything else I worked on.
Anybody who is not Neill; go and see this film. It's a fun, gritty, insanely fun action film that has heart. So these pieces today were quick ideas for a different marketing campaign. Well for a different internet marketing campaign. I thought the print stuff was fantastic, but the internet and social media stuff was....off. All this: OBJECTIVE 000100 SAVE MANKIND 001001 Stuff was not the flick.
So I was fucking around with some of the bigger themes of the flick. Like family, nature vs nurture and the spiritual side of the film. Plus I wanted to bring in some of that ZEF wild action into the pieces. This flick had color, both in tone and on set style.
I have a hard time saying this, but I think I like CHAPPiE more than D-9. Maybe...it's neck and neck. I think it's easily more watchable.
So feel free to grab these posters, print them, re-tweet or blog them, put them in your portfolio; I don't care-just get them out everywhere.
All that being said; rad shit. I fucking loved it. To any one reading this...
GO AND SEE CHAPPIE.
If you hate it, Sharlto Copley will refund you money. Not really.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015
Dude. I've been so fucking busy, and this is a huge week for you. I even had to scrounge and unfinished sketch to use as art...which use to be the norm...wait...is...the norm? Anyway, doesn't fucking matter.
Dude, three things this post, one; Elysium.
Dude, I heard you been saying shit about this flick. One of the few non-property based original sci-fi films to release in years; it was rad. The design work alone was worth it, but I thought it was a fun story too.
Maybe people had to see it more than once. I loved it at first viewing, but enjoyed it more each time I saw it. Watched it recently in 4k. It's fucking glorious.
So, for the first, and probably last time; I'm disagreeing with you. Shit was rad.
Plus, Shirtless Copley grilling scene was fucking iconic.
Thing number two; Chappie.
Dude, holy shits, I can't wait to see this. I fucking love everything I've seen. I've even watched the clips I'm so excited. I usually hide from those, but couldn't this time. I love the art direction of the gangsters lair. So fucking ZEF.
The above image has sort of become that iconic shot, but it's even better in motion.
The above image has sort of become that iconic shot, but it's even better in motion.
Okay, now third is Powers.
Dude, I had no idea this was even coming out. Copley will be perfect for it. Man, see, this is how you pimp out your entertainment download service. Unique content that isn't already part of you catalog. March 10th, fucking Copley is going to have an even wilder week than you.
All my PLAMNB fans; pimp the shit out of Chappie and Powers. My thanks in advance to the 6 of you.
I'm not even touching the ALIEN shit until after Chappie, but congrats.
Doug "So proud of my lil' pumpkin' Williams
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Dude, look how fucking badass this poster is! Fucking look at Dev Patel's tie; look at it!!! Fucker is about to punch another fucker out.
Man, I'm so excited for this flick. I'm so excited, I'm going to do something I usually don't do on here, and be truthful for a second. Dude, I love Copley. I think he's a tremendous actor, and the two of you bring out the best in each other. I made that whole joke about him being tall. It's a funny gag, people giggle. To all the fans of this blog, it's not true.
Copley is crazy short.
I mean look at this recent photo.
He's like Sylvester Stallone short. man, anyway, I feel bad about all the tall jokes. He does have an impressive stature on screen, especially for being so goddamned tiny.
Douglas 'COPLEYFAN_69' Williams
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Man, moose is a fucking beast. The design on it is soooo good. I imagine it must have been weird scaling down Copley to look small when he fights it as Chappie. In real like he'd just knock it over. Or like accidentally step on it. Because he's a giant.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Then....you say ,"NAH, JUST KIDDIN'." Dude, that shit is cold hearted. I guess when you're a baller, that's how it goes. Reel us in, then knock us the fuck down. Lesson learned. The work was rad though. I especially liked these images:
Dude, look at this shit! Fucking masterful. I can see why you don't use me.
I mean look at this. Incredible.
What the what? Could you get anymore rad? No. You can't.
It's too perfect and gross. Notice the description of the egg?
It's like H.R. Giger's original vaginal opening that the studio had him change.
Someone must really love Alien to try and preserve that design.
So this shit is rad. I was like, 'Why Neill, why abandon this?' Then it hit me; you haven't. It's a trick.
Sigourney Weaver is in Chappie. Hugh Jackman is rocking a mullet straight from 1986 (the year Aliens came out). Then there's a robot...so...sci-fi...doesn't fucking matter. It works better in my head.
Dude, Chappie IS the next Alien film. In fact, if I'm right, post nothing in the comments section of this blog. Like just be silent. Say.....nothing.
Hey, do people still blog? I fell like we should be tumbling or something. This shit's like an antique or something. Internet antique.
Corp. Douglas Dwayne Hicksilliams
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Neill, dude...I'm sorry. I've been missing, and during a totes important time too. The fucking Chappie trailer came out, and I was gone. Like what the fuck, right?
Man, I do have a reason, well a couple. One, which is below, is that I've been slammed ADing on three projects. All fun projects, but lots of late evenings and full days.
The second, is I had a spy on Chappie and was waiting for his photo's to get to me for this post. I finally got the photo's and will share them in a few posts. I can't tell you who it was, but for this article we'll call him; Blue Slackman.
I heard that Copley is way easy to work with. He has a few simple requests; the main one being his trailer must be filled with teen magazines. Dude loves himself some Lautner.
Tiger Beat is his reported fav!
So, Lou Hackman told me that there was a day that Copley was supposed to do his mimicking He-Man sword scene. He was very insistent on using a real sword to get the weight right, and then removing it in post. Dude, this is all secondhand, so maybe none of it is true.
You can see your apprehension in handing him the sword. Don't blame you!
But Hue Jahquesman said that Copley had the thing in his hand for two minutes before he was swinging that shit around like a two year old monkey and you had to take it away. So Hugh then said you scrounged through Copley's trailer and found some 'sword' substitutes.
Careful dude, Copley looks ready to dong you in the head!
Copley was bugged, but like a pro continued on. A fucking pro. I can't wait for this movie, dude.
Moonrise is the shit. You'll fucking see.
Ha ha ha, lookit' that big fucker explode! State of Decay is going to be all shiny and shit in YOSE!
They made a skin pack for Minecraft out of our SoD characters. My kids are finally proud of me.
Can't wait for Chappie! I'll post more set reports from my secret mullet sporting spy.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
YESSSSS! Fucking, finally! Dude. I'm loving what I'm seeing, I wish i could see more. Like, this is the raddest teaser image ever, or so I thought until...
GAH! I can not wait to see this film. I'm digging everything I'm seeing here. EVERYTHING! I've like masturbated to these images six or seven...HUNDRED TIMES! Ah ha ha, I kid. It's only been like a dozen times.
Can't wait man!
Doug 'Sticky Kleenex' Williams
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Neeeeiiiiilllllll. Dude, how be shit? Things are good here. I got a little breathing room, and am making some of my own shit again. It's been nice.
This is a big world destroying Lovercraftian shrimp-a-ma-bobber dude. I actually have a whole story that takes place in this world. I think it's pretty cool, but see it as a movie. It would never get made. Which is too bad, because Copley would totally fit in that suit.
I've heard rumors he's in the new Godzilla, as Godzilla. Like they just laid waste to a rubber tree forest and fabricated a suit for Sharlto. I think it's great. I love seeing him get work. Actually, and honestly, I really do. Even if he wasn't attached to you, I dig his work. You see Open Grave? It's fucking fantastic. Europa Report is also really well done. Dude is rocking it. I can't wait to see what fairy he plays in Sleeping Beauty.
Anyway, hope all is well.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
I don't know what this is. I think it's underwater...I didn't spend long on it, but sort of dig it. Sort of like a Fiji Mermaid, but a ghost...with an air bubble, fuck; I really don't know.
I love creepy underwater shit. I blame it on seeing The Deep way to early on. I also blame my fascination of girls in wet t-shirts on Jacqueline Bisset. No, seriously. Very impressionable at that age.
Hope shit is well!
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Dude...I know. You don't have to say it. I just...got busy. You know how life is, shit happens. Well...still busy, but last night I took a break. Drew this. I had high hopes, but they were dashed and before I could fix them, the kid started barfing.
So here we are. Some sort of angel thing. It would be tall, like Copley tall. Maybe taller.
Friday, February 14, 2014
I love you too dude, in a platonic manly way. Not romantically, or in a 'I want to surgically remove your face and staple it to mine so i can pretend to be you and batdance around the room singing the ray Parker Jr Ghostbuster theme with my wiener flopping around and firing handguns into the air' kind of way.
Anywho, hope shit is good! Luv your work!
St Douglas Cupidstien
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
I'm keeping my promise and posting more, even if the posts are total dick custard, because that's the kind of man I am; no matter what Greg Broadmore says! Don't listen to him, he lies! LIES!
I don't know what this dude is...he's sort of a mash of what I imagined the navigator from Alien would have looked like, mixed with the Engineers of Prometheus...in a jacket. I don't know. Fuck it.
So any-who, hope shit is good.
Watched Open Grave again, more on that next post! Get ready Copley, it'll be a looooong post because I'll have a picture of you in it.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Did I ruin it? I feel like I might have over complicated it. Shit. Fuck, why is art so hard? There should be a button. You press it and it works.
Neill, I tend to over detail shit, it's a problem. I get all focused on one piece and push on it too fucking hard. Render it to death. Also, this might have gone to organic. It got a little AKIRA-ish, but that's where I shine. Organic shit. I wanted more robot and machine like elements in there. I still plan on adding them, but probably digitally with 3-D objects. You see the Tetra Vaal bullet in there? That's where it all started for me.
Here's a bigger drawrin' of you. At this pace it will be done in time for Christmas, 2026!
We'll see what happens, I guess. To quote Ren, "...Maaaaybe something good, maaaybe something bad."
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Anyway, I like that he's all punchy punch, even though his head is a bunch of guns.
I don't know. Might play with it more at some point.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Anyway, So Karl fights the evil town and it's fish deity, and saves most the circus folk; some have to die to make it exciting. the Karl gives his life to save the day and the last bit we get with him is him being carried away to heaven by thousands of butterflies. Cheese.That's why when the circus entered the small southern coastal town of El Pescado, and the events began to happen, Karl rose to the occasion. While the others cowered and ran in fear, Karl stood his ground and held off the beasts that plagued them. He would do anything to repay the kindness and love his circus family had shared with him; and he did.Karl was the perfect strongman. He could lift anything, he practically raised the big top on his own. He bent metal his his hands, he was well loved among the circus folk. they looked out for him, and he loved them for it. he was smart enough to know that he couldn't offer much in return, other than his bulk and strength. Raising tents and lifting crates hardly seemed a fair payback.Karl was massive. He wasn't just massive, he was solid.. Gravity seemed to buckle around him. Karl, for all his mass and bulk, was as simple and gentle as a young child. He loved butterflies, he loved their delicateness. he dreamed of touching them, of holding them softly, of feeling their delicate wings on his hands; but he knew better.Karl broke anything and everything that he placed in his fists. He drank from a beaten up metal pop, since he usually crushed glasses. His plate was a chunk of metal that the ringmaster had fashioned for him out of an old water tank. Karl rarely touched or hugged anyone, even though he desperately wanted too; out of fear of crushing them in his arms. He had before, breaking ribs, and dislocating bones.
Sigh...why am I sharing this?
Doug 'weighs more than butterflies' Williams
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Dude, another quick one. Wild times. Old sketch I found. Not sure why I abandoned this one. It seems like one I would have finished.
Skinny long limbs; check.
Bumpy detailed skin; check.
Squidish alien body; check.
Anatomy hidden in tendrils; check.
Not sure what happened. Maybe I'll start on it again. AHHAHAHHAH, no not really. Goodbye squid dude, you coulda' been great.
Doug 'never finishes anything lately' Williams
Monday, January 27, 2014
It's a debt gnome. I figure everything needs a gnome, and since there's so much debt out there, why not have it's own gnome?!? It's not done; a hlaf baked picture, for a half baked idea. I did use real paint though!
How's shit been? How's Chappie?
Short one today. Shit be busy.