Joker Scene

Like many other people I found “that scene” from the recent Joker (2019) movie so intense and awesome so I wanted to recreate it somehow. I ended up trying to lay it out like a comic book and tried to do it in a way that felt like the classic “Arkham Asylum” Batman graphic novel. I’m not sure how successful I was in the latter (I have zero experience creating comic books) but I am happy w/the final version in any case. I was torn on putting in any modern-day/non-movie elements but in the end I couldn’t resist fill the top center window frame with some of the evil icons of our “society” as well as an America First ad on the top right television set. Oh yeah and (belated) semi-spoiler warning if you haven’t seen the movie yet (but if you haven’t seen the movie yet – +1 week after opening – I don’t feel bad).

Why the hysteria about the Joker movie?

Few clips I pulled together that sum up the hype/hysteria (and reason for it):

Time Lapse Videos


(13 minute version)

Movie Trailer

Images

Movie frame reference:

Initial photo Layout:

Final version w/out swear word bleeped out:

Douglas and Irene

Here is another iPad painting idea I wanted to try of my late grandparents: Douglas and Irene. I originally was just going to try creating a painting of Douglas on the bench by himself but as things went along I threw in a cat, then *attempted my best* at including Irene (rough photos to work from) and then threw in a second cat. Everyone who knew them will hopefully appreciate the cats because there were always a healthy gang of them living there (under the house in “Cat’s Below”) or in the nearby woods. I think the top cat’s name was “See More” (?) and the one under the bench was the infamous “Beast” ( or “Beasty” as Douglas like to call him). I also threw in a 99th Infantry lapel pin on Douglas which I’m sure he would never wear but his being in – and surviving – WWII’s Battle of the Bulge is something I’ll always find fascinating/inspiring. Also I don’t think it came out great but I love Irene’s kitten sweater.

I have plenty of artistic perfectionist gripes about things here I wish came out better but I am happy about the overall final product because it reminds me of them. I will hopefully find a way to print and frame this one in my house. By the way for anyone curious the high res file – you can see by clicking the main painting above – should print well up to 24″x16″.

For the record, I’m still on the fence on how respectable this approach of using a photo for trace outlines and color selection is – but as with my previous uses of this technique I was/am more interested in the final product than how noble the artistic origins of the project were.

See below for a time lapse video and some reference/related photos. My thanks again to Brian, Melissa, my Mom and others for helping me find some good reference photos.

Time Lapse Video

Reference Photos

Related Photos

Sir Oswald Mosley

Here’s to everyone who saw the BBC’s distorted and insulting version of Mosley on the new season of “The Peaky Blinders” TV show researching and learning the truth about him on their own.

By the way for the record I used an old black and white photo of him and a recent color shot of Big Ben along with a tracing technique (which I consider partial cheating artistically) – so this was not all drawn out of thin air! Time lapse video below shows in detail.

Time Lapse Video

Mosley Reference Links

On the Spirit of European Civilization

On Multiculturalism

Documentary: Europeans

Lady Diana Mosley Interview

The BBC’s False Villain // Peaky Blinders @thisislaurat

Oswald Mosley Interview (1975)

The “Freedom of Speech” Lie @YouKipperLad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHrXmhUeZ1U #FreeSpeech

Speech Excerpts

Treason from Within

May add more notes later but just archiving a new illustration from this weekend. My original idea was to have the “men” in this image laughing while circled by the various buildings they work(ed) in but then I changed it to be them glaring/staring at the viewer instead.

Embedded Quote

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”

– Taylor Caldwell

Related/Reference Video:
(Video Date: 2019/07/27)

Pennsylvania Painting

While on vacation a couple weeks ago I tried my hand at a more traditional painting project by trying to paint a couple scenes from where I was staying at without any tracing or color-cheating (i.e. picking colors from a photo). While the end result isn’t mind-blowing I was pretty pleased w/how they both turned out – considering I normally stick to cartoon/illustration type work.

Images/Photos



Time Lapse Videos

30 Seconds


Full Length


PocketSwatch Returns!

Few updates on the PocketSwatch app front:

  • For the past year or so my PocketSwatch app had been removed from the App Store because it had become outdated and incompatible with the latest version of iOS (the iPhone software).
  • Over the past couple weekends I finally finished getting an updated version of the app up and running and uploaded to the Apple App Store.
  • I’m probably not going to bother updating the Android build because I don’t have that kind of time and from what I can tell no one even found the app on the Google Play app store anyway.
  • I didn’t make any huge changes for this release but I did clean up the UI and addressed a few bugs.
  • I believe the layout may get a tad wonky for huge “phablet” phones but the app should work and run fine on most iPhone devices.

Links

Video

This was made for the previous version of PocketSwatch but basically covers all the basics.

Wooden Clock: Germany!

Another post for the archives: a new clock added to my Wooden Clock app (“Germany”)! Thanks to a lot of “Black Forest” furniture pictures online (examples below) I was able to create a new clock that (hopefully) has a German feel to it. Another part of this update includes changing the “country” clocks so far (France, Tibet, Russian and Germany) to all use their respective national anthems as their hourly “chime”. They all sound really cool (IMHO). Related details/notes can be found on the app’s Facebook page here.

Screenshots & Research

Update Notes

In App

Research

Big Tech: This is Fine

About

This idea is of course about the general saturation of the degenerate liberal agenda that seems to be oozing out of all tech platform thee days and how it’s all poised to get to our kids heads at as early an age as possible. I’m not in love w/the vertical orientation and overall I feel like it’s a bit too busy/confusing – but I got the main idea across I guess. And for the record there are many issues with big tech right now … this just covers the kid/brainwash angle.

Related Links

Browser Extenions

On a related note – in the (semi) recent past I’ve made tiny dents in the above context by creating a couple browser extensions for Google Chrome (or Brave/Dissenter) for parents or just people who want to tone down the degeneracy just a little bit.