Monday, December 10, 2012
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
Friday, July 13, 2012
Here's a super quick alien. I like drawing more than I like doing ZBrush. But I totally get why this is becoming more and more of the process. I might have spent around an hour and a half on this. Imagine a shitty director with no vision looking at this thing. "It looks 3-D!" I bet that's what they would say, and you would have to bite your tongue and nod.
Anyway, fun shit.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Neeeeiiiiiiilllllllll, sup dude. Holy shit, big week for you! I'm seeing tons of Elysium images from SDCC. Fuck, I wish I was there. Everything I'm seeing screams epic. Can't wait, man, I just can't fawking wait!
Anyway, here's a little alien skull I banged out in Z-Brush. I'm just beginning to learn the program. Dude, it's one of the most amazing, powerful programs I've ever used. it's also one of the most UN-intuitive programs I've ever used. Although, maybe it's not, maybe I'm just used to how other programs all ape each others layouts for a visual language of say, things like where and how to save.
Anyway, this was a skull found on the dark side of the moon near the Fermi crater. Did you know that we never stopped moon missions, until the eighties? It's true! We continued to find odd and strange artifacts the whole time, but then something happened...and for whatever reason, we stopped.
Or I was dicking around in Z-Brush and made this thing. Either way.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
What the shit Neill? Did you dig Prometheus, or not? It's rude not to respond. You're not rude are you?
Well, I decided to fuck around last night and make a Space Jockey of my own. I decided to follow Giger's original a little more closely than the film look, but still keep Scott's 'it's only a space suit' idea. Although, in my mind, that hose will always be a trunk. Like my wiener. I also threw in some Sumerian head shape in there (the head wrapping).
So readers, did you guys dig Prometheus? Do you think this concept is cool? Do hotdogs taste better in the summer? Are you rude and don't feel like responding? Answer all these questions below.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Sup Neill. You see Prometheus? What'd you think? I be tha' curious.
Anyway, sooper quick post. Fucking around in Sculptris again. Probably spent around an hour and a half on this. Maybe less.
I can see why people dig this shit, but for some reason everything ends up sort of looking the same. Not sure why. But it leaves for pretty boring creature design lately (imo). Although, D-9 didn't suffer from that, maybe it's a straight to digital thing. Who knows.
At any rate, this is the future of concept design. I remember picking up the Episode 2 art book and seeing guys like Ryan Church and Dermot Power doing amazing quick digital concepts. i knew that was where things were going and didn't want to get left behind (I was all markers at the time). Now I'm a little behind the curve, but I'll catch up.
I sort of like this alien though, something alluring about the mouth....something....
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Neill, I know, it seems like I just don't care anymore. I do though, I fucking swear it! I've been crazy busy. Between the game. family and trying to get shit together for this movie, time has been short. Shooooooorrrrrt.
Anyway, here's where I'm at with the arm. Still really fucking early, but it's coming together right? Sort of?
I'm using liquid latex mixed with acrylic paint and cotton balls. High tech stuff. If Weta's interested I could teach them some things, like where to buy cotton balls.
Honestly though, by the time it's got the silicone, and slime and blood and is painted, I think this shit is going to be pretty dope.
Plus, even if the movie never happens, I've made one of the most elaborate sex toys ever.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
First off, let me apologize. I lead a lot of people to this blog by pretending that I had LEAKED PROMETHEUS CONCEPT ART here. I do not. Fox is going to hold on to that shit tight, there's not going to be any LEAKED PROMETHEUS CONCEPT ART until they release PROMETHEUS CONCEPT ART.
I'm also sorry to you Neill, and all the nutjobs who read this awful blog (seriously, what's wrong with you?). Things have been super crazy at work, and I'm trying to get this short film I want to make actually started. Speaking off, check out these silicone fingers, shits looking decent, right? I bought them on the cheap, but plan on making a lot of my own stuff from here on out.
Willard Cochrane gave me some advice on making the insectoid arm. I think it's going to be pretty fucking cool. Who's Willard? Oh, just some guy who worked on some old Neill Blomkamp shorts; Alive in Joburg and Yellow. Mwu ha ha ha ha ha!
But seriously...time has been fucking short lately.
Sorry, I've been slacking.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Yo' Neill. How goes it, man?
Hey, just making sure you and Guillermo know, I know you guys aren't lazy. I know these movies take time. I'm just impatient as shit. that being said, I think the less I know about these flicks the better. I wish I had not sucked up all that Prometheus imagery. I think I know too much.
So I've decided to go on a PROMETHEUS media blackout. I mean, I'll watch the trailers I've seen, over and over, and I'll watch that wonderful David Commercial, but hat's it.
I think a new trailer is out, or coming out with the Avengers, but I isn't gonna' see it. Still my mind wanders, and makes me wonder about things in the current media blitz I've already seen, and what they might be.
Also, whenever a new trailer comes out, I get a shit ton of hits looking for things like PROMETHEUS CONCEPT ART, or OFFICIAL PROMETHEUS CONCEPT ART. I always feel bad for people who are looking for that art and end up here. I wonder if there's anyway to make sure that they don't find this site when searching for REAL OFFICIAL PROMETHEUS CONCEPT ART, or PROMETHEUS CONCEPTS REVEALED HERE. It would be awful if my site dragged people here looking for things like PROMETHEUS SECRETS REVEALED, or LEAKED PROMETHEUS ART, or PROMETHEUS CONCEPT ART LEAKED BY RIDLEY SCOTT LOCATED HERE.
So, this is my quick goofy idea of what that thing in the trailer might be. It's definitely not OFFICIAL PROMETHEUS CONCEPT ART.
Well, hope shit is good dude. Let me know if you find some OFFICIAL PROMETHEUS CONCEPT ART on any sites, I'd love to see some.
Oh...right...the black out.
Uh, OFFICIAL PROMETHEUS LEAKED IMAGES doesn't count.
Have a good one;
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
But you two are taking a whole year for 'finishing' your movies? But dude, we want to see these movies incredibly badly. It's fucking torture. TORTURE! I mean, come on, at least throw some concept art, or storyboards, or more viral shit out there. It's killing all of us geeks. We can't survive on Prometheus alone.
We depend on awesome big budget sci-fi to help keep us alive, and what are we getting? Battleship. Battleship? How is this a movie? Maybe I'm wrong, maybe it will be amazing, but I'm having a hard time imagining it.
Here's how I imaging that movie plays out:
"Captain, we can't see them, we're firing blind!"
"Triangulate the last known positions of the aliens!"
"I'm guessing, but it's probably quadrant c-9!"
"Good job, Rhianna."
Then the aliens fire back at fleet and blow up a battleship...
"The bastards! They sank my Battleship!"
Maybe I'm wrong, maybe.
Hey, speaking of you and Guillermo, you both were up for that Halo flick. I heard rumors about Guillermo, and knew about you being attached to it. Let me just say, I'm glad neither of you tackled that franchise. I think both movies would have been great, but I think the other shit that has come out of that clusterfuck have been better. Guillermo is making...everything (Dreamworks animation ftw) and you went on to do District-9, which I really enjoyed.
I don't know if you knew that. That I liked District-9. A lot.
Anyways, I know you two are working your asses off, and I honestly can't wait for these two films to come out.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
It's driving me crazy, man. Like super crazy. At least the P R O M E T H E U S marketing onslaught is keeping me busy. That and hobo fighting. Hobo's are scrappy!
Anyway, here's a bot I plan on building for my flick. It'll be made of foam and bits, with a flashing blue light. It'll be basically a cover over a shitty rc car.
I hate the signage on it right now, but it gets the idea across. All that will change.
It's like a space Roomba!
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Just dicking around. You know Neill, I love sci-fi shit. I truly do. The hard part is thinking how things would really work in the real world. You do that, and sci-fi starts to suck.
Imagine this, a giant fucking city that crawls ever so slowly across the landscape. Now, it's a ghost town. A few random squatters, but for the most part; dead. Like a giant metal and concrete crustacean, rotting on a barren landscape.
Now think what it would take to make a city like that to move. And why the shit would you want it too? I mean, really. You would need a city of technicians just to make the walking city move. At the same time, who the fuck cares. It's sci-fi!
Not much to report. Busy as fuck. So you get quick sketches...because you aren't paying me.
Hope shit is good.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Neill, dude, I love tentacled monsters. I totally do. Not the kind from those Japanese cartoons, the ones always attacking school girls, but full on Lovecraftian beasties.
No wonder that this guy was the one action figure I always wished they made.
Fuck dude, The Last Starfighter is the shit. Ron Cobb designs, a ship that actually moves in space like it should, and 3-D motherfucking graphics. 3-D! That blew my mind when I saw it in the theater.
Anyways, tentacled aliens. We finally have the tech to make them amazing and what do we make intead? Predator jaws. Over...and over...and over...
Anyway, fuck. I really wish Guillermo del Toro had been able to make his Mountains film. I have a feeling that would have been the longest drink of water after a drought ever.
Oh one more thing....
The Star Wars wiki says this about this guy:
Yeah...you know why? Because they have fucking squids for heads. SQUUUUIIIIIDDDDDSSSS.The character Davy Jones as in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest strongly resembles a Quarren, the most notable feature being the tentacles near the face.
Anyway...wow...that was an odd tangent.
Rockin' action figure.
Monday, March 26, 2012
It was a quicky, a cool down image. I'm like a fucking long distance runner lately, man! Work, work, work! But I need the occasional slow down-brain off art time. This fucking thing is Doug on autopilot. Cruise control.
Have you seen these trailers for PROMETHEUS? Good night, it looks ridonkulously awesome! There's actually very few movies I'm going crazy for. There's the DARK KNIGHT RISES, which is a great title, because it's also what I yell when I have a boner and am wearing my black thong. Then, of course, PROMETHEUS, fuck I don't care if it's in the ALIEN universe or not; just want to see. PACIFIC RIM, has my nuts in a lump, and it sucks becuse it's as far way off as your flick. Yeah, ELYSIUM. Shit, dude, why is it so far away. I mean, I really want to see it. Really bad.
I also want a jet car. So....those two things.
Anyway, shit man, hope all is good. I need to turn in.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Anyway, they were always made up of plumbing items and crap you'd find at a hardware store. I figure, even though it's wired and shit, this should be the same level of craftsmanship.
The cap is removable, and you can slide the alternator fluids up the inside.
Yeah...fluids up the inside.
Monday, March 12, 2012
I've always loved the whole green men stories and mythos. I love that Guillermo del Toro brought that shit back and made it cool again. Don't get me wrong, my girls love that Tinkerbell shit, and those straight to video movies are surprisingly well told and stunningly gorgeous; but I love GDT's take on tooth fairies in Don't Be Afraid of the Dark.
So this was a quicky of a dead fairy. Next to a cigarette butt. Making it even sadder.
You know..if there were dead fairies all over, I bet Charlotte Burkhart would make some fantastic jewelry out of them. So maybe that wouldn't be so bad.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
How's shit been going? Hopefully all is good in post land. I went digging for Elysium news the other night, I have not done that in some time, and came across some set photo's I had not seen.
I know, how can I be the biggest fan, and not see everything? I have failed as an internet stalker. I didn't even know that you had three nipples! Okay, that might be a rumor, that I started, but still; I should have known.
Anyway, I saw a bitchin' car. It was totally Syd Mead meets Aaron Beck. I'm not going to link it, if anyone wants to check it out, you got to do that shit on your own.
How shit is cool on your end. Oh, the drawing? It's some sort of fly thing. Fuck I don't know. I've just been messing a lot with a new painting style. It's been fun. I think it's working well.
So well, that you should hire me for work on 'Chappie'.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
See, I sort of have a limited time to get this flick started, so really I have to be fucking smart about my decisions from the get go. So, Buggity Bugerson down below started to look really plain to me. Like, the original fly was cooler. So tonight I took almost an hour and made this guy. I like him more. But fuck if this shit isn't going to take three times as long to make.
Did I mention I have kids? Oh, and a day job that's pretty crazy lately? And sometimes I take on freelance? And I'm thirty...I think six. Wait...thirty seven...no...six. Pretty sure it's six. Clock's ticking man, I got one foot in the grave. No, like a real grave. Shit, this dirt's sooooofffft.
Why am I in a graveyard? Oh, right; looking for gold. Metal detectors and graveyards; cha-ching!
I have to pay for this somehow.
Anyway, I'm so impressed that you made those fucking awesome shorts. For me, this is probably short idea number ninety seven or some shit that will never get finished. Sigh.
I love you. I mean, your movies. Not like you, but shit, your movies.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Sup' Neillipino. Uh...that one is hurting. Anyway, so I did a quick doodle that has nothing to do with anything. I needed a little break. Turned the brain off and doodled.
I figure this guy is a hyper drive pilot.
They would be join up with a company, go through a series of grueling tests, and if selected trade most of their human body to become a hyper drive transport pilot. Because of the inertia and all that shit, their bodies would be more machine that human, fused with the ship. Their families back home would live well, but they'd never see them again. Hundreds of years would pass between shipments. Pirates and other corporations would try to board their transports and steal their cargo, or even just attempt to destroy them. They would do a dance that could last months. When they finally would arrive at a colony, that colony could be gone. Wiped out by plague, beasts, each other. Then the long slog home would have to occur. That is when the fears would begin to take hold. Wondering if earth remained, or if you were now as foreign to the inhabitants of that old solar system as...WHAT the fuck am I going on about?
Jesus, I just drew a space guy. He has glowing eyes for fucks sake.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Neill, people actually read this blog. Holy shit, I thought they were all getting re-directed here looking for Prometheus shit. But there are a few.
So I recently posted some bug shit, and people are wondering how that blends with the Native American shit from before. It doesn't. Two separate projects. the problem with Bukwas was it's a lot bigger than I though it was.
Metameth is more doable. I think it will be a good start. If anyone really wants to read the mini script, just post in the comments section. Maybe I'll do it if there's enough interest.
So, two short films, not one.
So these shots are locations, well, possible locations.
I think this will be pretty effing cool.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Hey Neill, did you make your own Aliens for Alive in Joburg, or did you hire someone? I think I'll end up making my own shit, but only because I have no money. I never have money. Ever.
So making my own short on no money is kind of like...what every guy who ever made a short probably went through.
I'm diggin this one though, I feel like it's doable, and pretty cool. Fairly basic. I'm going to carve shit out of foam. There's not a lot of effects work, but just enough to make it more than your typical Youtube video. I actually have it written out already, now I just need to find the time to storyboard it.
Anyway, so here's a concept from it.
More to come.
So, like I said shit's been crazy here. I needed to de-stress a little, so I drew this rabbit. Then I put an elfy big bottomed thing in it. I don't know why. I really don't. I spent an hour on it. Quick easy fun. Of course, I could have been doing something useful, but oh fuckwell.
I know what you're thinking, there's better way to de-stress. There's an easy one that involves a computer and a few napkins. But you know what, I think bashing a hobo in the head with a computer and suffocating him by shoving napkins in his mouth is wrong. Just wrong.
Hope all is good, chili fry.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Getting close Neill. Getting so close to making a little flick. I wrote out the script. I have the locations. This shit is going to be pretty fun. It will probably fall apart horribly and crush all my fantasies, but hey, you never know. Maybe it will just crush some of my fantasies.
I started watching a bunch of your old shorts. great stuff, even now, years later they hold up. I wish more were on iTunes. You adiColor Yellow vid is. It's awesome btw.
So I spent about fifteen minutes on the above image. Just a quick test to see if I could pull off some simple matte's. Did I spell that shit right? Mat? Matt? Matte? Dicksuck? Anyway. Here's the original crappy cell phone image I took so you can see what I did.
The buildings are simple piece of an oil refinery that I duplicated and rotated it a bunch, then merged, selected, airbrushed, and presto. It's not perfect, but if I spent a few hours on something like this, we'd be good to go.
I took the picture out our hotel room window at Great Wolf Lodge. Howling Tornado mother fucker, so fun. My kids fucking love that place. Love it. I love it too, total money grab, but I love it.
And if you don't love it...log boy will git you.
Shudder Doug Williams
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Neill, I'm sure you feel the same way, but being a genius fanboy is a double edged sword. So in the Prometheus trailer there's a guy in the famous Space Jockey room, and he's human-ish, wearing an alien-ish space suit.
See the chair there? There's some open piece where the SJ's head is supposed to go.
So...that dude is more than likely the Space Jockey.
It's a huge human dude.
Vin Diesel is the Space Jockey.
So maybe there is a time travel element, I mean this is the Lost guy writing, right? Maybe we end up making the aliens, and that will explain the human skull on the original alien.
I'm not sure how I feel about all this.
The trailer still is awesome. Great design, and it's Ridley, so it will probably be a great film regardless.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Yo, yo, yo! How's it going Neill? One thing I really dig about you is you're passionate about the at story that you want to tell, because it's yours. Movies like that shine. It's like Pan's Labyrinth, you can tell Guillermo wanted to tell that story. It's like your District 9, and I'm sure it will be the same with Elysium.
So, anyway, I've mentioned that I have tons of ideas. Tons. I'm learning that now everyone does. Sort of a rarity. Well, I finally started writing again. It's been years since I did it with any seriousness. You can tell I'm a great writer because of this blog. Why's all you laughing?
The script I'm writing is called PUMPKIN, and this guy features in it. I had a little bit of time to color this guy while my kids are watching some chipmunk movie. Kids have no taste. None.
I don't want to give anything away, and this guy is featured near the start, so I don't mind showing it. I sort of fucked up the drawing, but, meh. I'm far more anal with writing than I am with art. I recently deleted about twenty pages because I went in the wrong direction. It's tough to do, like removing a testicle. But then you realize, you had to remove that testicle, because you replaced it with something better...like..a...uh...tentacle.
Shit, that WOULD be better, tentacles instead of testicles? Holy fuck. You would be a god in bed. I really need to get into mad sciencetry. I think that's a profession.
Hope shit is good
Monday, January 9, 2012
Wow, what an awesome mural!
Psst, this isn't even the good stuff!
Anyway, chiggity check the vid. I'm in it. I'm the hefty dude.