in two weeks because Series 9 of Doctor Who begins on 19 September. I am really looking forward to see it; I hope the Doctor will find his character after the turmoils of Series 8. His statement in the trailer seems promising: “I am the Doctor and I save people!”
I created two versions of the portrait of the Twelfth Doctor: a teaser-like one with the premiere date and a clear one. I hope you enjoy it!
Only three weeks left to the premiere of Doctor Who Season 9. For this occasion I publish a composition I made before the introduction of the War Doctor in The Name of the Doctor and the new direction of the series.
The accompanying music is, of course, This is Gallifrey; composed by Murray Gold, arranged and played by Mark Fowler – he does amazing stuff, check his website and YouTube channel!
This update is the first part of a series called Light of the Force. Its title: Ben’s Sunset.
Ben’s Sunset is an idealized depiction of the old Jedi master who contentedly faces his last adventure. Ben is the archetype of the old hero whose last task is to pass on the knowledge to a faithful pupil. Two characteristic places, the beginning and the end: the Jedi Temple on Coruscant and old Ben’s hut on Tatooine emerge from the orange background of the binary sunset. He has an old friend and mentor from the netherworld of the Force who helps his path: Qui-Gon.
Last week’s photos in Entertainment Weekly gave me inspiration to create my first poster for Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens, entitled Heritage.
The picture shows Kylo Ren and the stormtroopers of the First Order destroying a village on Jakku (also seen in the trailer), taking on the cruel heritage of the Sith Lord Darth Vader and the Galactic Empire.
EDIT 27/10/2015: I made slight modifications on the poster. For those who are interested, I post the original version here as published 18/08/2015:
Here is a poster about the first series of the revived Doctor Who, starring the fantastic Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler.
Rose is filled with the supernatural energy of the time vortex that gives her enormous but life-threatening power as we saw in the season finale. The Doctor helps her but this self-sacrifice leads to the death of his 9th incarnation.
And this is the accompanying music, the Doctor’s Theme, by Melanie Pappenheim:
The saga continues with Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones.
I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.
Suggested music for the piece:
While listening to the music, you can compare my Episode II design with the one Drew Struzan, the greatest poster artist created for the official one-sheet. Which characters are present on both of them? What messages are transmitted by the poses and gestures of the characters?
Do you know DreamScope? This site enables us to use DeepDream, Google’s neural network, originally designed for picture recognition. In DreamScope, this artificial intelligence transforms pictures into surreal, psychedelic visions instead of recognizing them.
I used this app to modify some of my Star Wars pictures, including the Saga Poster and a new piece I promised years ago – its original version will be published next week. Click on the images to enlarge!
… since the last picture update on this site. During this time, I learnt a lot and widened the range of my topics as you will see soon.
Four years ago, I posted a non-Star Wars picture: a Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows poster (to which I will upload a description next week). Today, I post another non-Star Wars work: a character poster from ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
I am amazed by the elegant interlocking of two worlds in Once Upon a Time: the mundane one and the real, magical one. Right after watching the first few episodes I decided to create a number of character posters. The first piece is Rumplestiltskin. And be sure, deary, more will follow…