Week two-ninteen of Operation Graphite – theme: Ghostbusters.
A new international trailer for the new Ghostbusters looks a lot better than the last few movie trailers. As much as I love the cast, reboots are rarely tolerable, and I was kind of on the fence on this one. It is sad that a true third film could not be done, but when it is all said and done, if the ghosts are cool enough, and the jokes are funny enough the movie the film will be able to stand on its own. Hopefully this one will shine, but the original will always be my favorite.
Shock – Subway Ghost
The theme selected for week two-twenty of Operation Graphite will be: Curse.
It is not even close to October, and I feel a need for some macabre. The theme is curse. Curse of the… cursed by… or whatever kind of living with a curse you can think of.
Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Curse
All art work is due 9 P.M. PST on Friday, 5.27.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 5.28.16
Week two-eighteen of Operation Graphite – theme: Airplane.
Shock – Quinjet
The theme selected for week two-ninteen of Operation Graphite will be: Ghostbusters.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have heard a little something about a Ghostbusters reboot. Many are excited, a few are upset, but once again we there will be predominantly SNL cast members busting ghosts with proton packs. Do you like the new cast, or do you prefer the old bunch? It is up to you which you would like to depict. Twenty foot tall portraits of Viggo the Carpathian is also an option, if you really want.
Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Ghostbusters.
All art work is due 9 P.M. PST on Friday, 5.20.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 5.21.16
Week two-seventeen of Operation Graphite – theme: Iron Man.
I’m not going to ruin anything about Captain America: Civil War, and the epic battle between Iron Man and Cap. Iron Man flops back and forth between jerk-face D-Bag, and reforming bad boy trying to make good. The first Iron Man is pretty fantastic, Starks arc from war profiteer to hero is fantastic. Then the second installment painted him as a spoiled asshole again. Avengers, he was kinda back on track, a little verbally combative, but thats mostly due to Joss thriving when writing characters pitied against each other. Starks third solo film was good, but even when trying to be decent, he still kinda came off like a jerk. Then there was Age of Ultron, where the whole crisis in the film is due to Starks run away ego. In this sixth film staring RDJ as Iron Man, and with another paycheck worth more than the GDP of a small country, Stark actually had some great character moments and you feel his side just as much as you feel for Caps. It was a great movie, for both for Cap and Stark.
Contributing Iron Men:
Drafturgy – Iron Mizzle OG
Shock – Mark XLIII
The theme selected for week two-eighteen of Operation Graphite will be: Airplane.
Aviation time! This week any flying craft that uses wings as its primary method of lift is our select mode of transportation. Your airplane can be old or new, weird and experimental or classic and traditional, Military or civilian, tiny or massive.
Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Airplane.
All art work is due 9 P.M. PST on Friday, 5.13.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 5.14.16
Week two-sixteen of Operation Graphite – theme: Doohickey.
This week I found myself wanting to draw more substantial machinery, contraptions, or even modes of transportation. But a doohickey is typically not any of those things. A Doohickey, thingamabob, whatchacum, or widget is typically smaller. It doesn’t have to be tiny, but should able to be carried by one person. What is does is another question. It might do something amazing, mundane, or something complete mysterious, but it must do something.
Shock – does everything but tell time.
The theme selected for week two-seventeen of Operation Graphite will be: Iron Man.
My son is obsessed with Iron Man. He’s hit that wonderful stage where he’s really into superheroes. I suppose my geek dad interests are wearing off on him. Most of what he knows is from the cute stylized kids toys. Then I showed him the least violent clips on youtube, which are usually the suiting up and flying shots. He has his favorites in both Marvel and DC, but Iron Man is his absolute favorite. He loves the suit, and who can blame him. The movie Iron Man suit is pretty bad ass. I’ve made one simple mask for him, and I’ve been working on a MkII made out of craft foam to replace the cardboard and marker MkI. Don’t think I have the time to pull of some of the more amazing DIY Iron Man projects I’ve seen online. I haven’t the heart to tell my boy (nor would he understand) that Tony Stark is kind of an arrogant, douchy asshole. Daddy’s team Cap.
Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Iron Man.
All art work is due 9 P.M. PST on Friday, 5.6.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 5.7.16
Week two-fifteen of Operation Graphite – theme: Street Fighter.
Up until a few weeks ago, I didn’t even realize there was a new Street Fighter V. I might be a little behind. I still remember when Street Fighter II hit the arcades. The game was a revolution, and arcades never were the same after that. Not only did the player vs. player gameplay become hugely popular, but the characters were so memorable that they’ve become pop culture icons since then.
Contributing World Warriors:
drafturgy – Urien
Shock – Blanka
The theme selected for week two-sixteen of Operation Graphite will be: Doohickey.
For a number of years now work has been proceeding in order to bring to perfection the crudely conceived idea of a machine that would not only supply inverse reactive current for us in unilateral phase detractors, but would also be capable of automatically synchronizing cardinal grammeters.
The theme this week is any kind of doohickey, whatzit, or gadget, be it whimsical, practical or used for operating nofer trunnions whenever a barescent skor motion is required in conjunction with a drawn reciprocating dingle arm to reduce sinusoidal depleneration.
Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Doohickey.
All art work is due 9 P.M. PST on Friday, 4.29.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 4.30.16