Archive for May, 2016

Week two-twenty of Operation Graphite – theme: Curse.

Shock - Cursed Blade

When I initially had of the idea for the Curse theme, I was thinking about more depressing real world situations. Later I decided to not dwell on such negative matters, and I stayed in the more familiar realm of horror and fantasy with this one. I know the cursed sword trope is old, but I always liked the idea of the item you don’t know it is cursed until you use it. Here, I thought of a sword that would merge with ones hand and arm so that one could never let go of it.

Shock – Cursed Blade

The theme selected for week two-twenty-one of Operation Graphite will be: Deer.

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Deer, weird creatures whose name is both singular and plural. They spend all year trying to grow the sexiest pair of antlers to entice the ladies, and then they just drop off at the end of the year. It is no where near deer season, and for some reason I was thinking about Deer hunting in my youth. I don’t know what feels weirder, that I haven’t gone hunting in over a decade, or even the notion that I used to be a hunter.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Deer.

All art work is due 9 P.M. PST on Friday, 6.3.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 6.4.16

Week two-ninteen of Operation Graphite – theme: Ghostbusters.

Shock - Subway Ghost

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

Week 220: Curse

Posted: 05/18/2016 in Operation Mission Briefing
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The theme selected for week two-twenty of Operation Graphite will be: Curse.

The-Curse-of-Frankenstein-1957-poster

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

 

Shock – Quinjet

The theme selected for week two-ninteen of Operation Graphite will be: Ghostbusters.

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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.

Boeing BWB STV (2)-1

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.

Shock - Everything but tell time

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.