Friday, July 31, 2009

Invasion/Modify

Giant seed pods are modifying the people of Santa Mira (for the Illustration Friday prompt modify). The worst horrror of the film comes when noone will believe the hero when he tells his story. Thanks to Terry for the idea. Kevin McCarthy resembles the young Kiefer Sutherland from some angles. 

So speaking of KS...I realized I'm in charge here, and I could do a version of my all-time favorite movie, set in another California town...

Conclusion to Dark Passage on Monday, promise. The usual art rumination is coming up on Saturday, and I have some good links for Sunday.

27 comments:

mum said...

lmagine getting bonked on the head by one of those drifting seed pods - wouldn't you believe just about anything, afterwards?

In anticipation of the end of Dark Passage, I'm off to watch another noir movie called Cry of the City. No people-eating seed pods in that one - at least, I don't think so...

Asja said...

giant seed pods modifying people? oh, how do i not know of this film :)
i like the way you put the character on the watermelons!

Rick said...

Your all-time favorite movie "The Lost Boys"? I wouldn't have guessed...

ArtSparker said...

Rick - that was way too easy for you.

Donna Gotlib said...

There is something going on here that is slightly beyond fun and imagination. You make me think and smile at the same time. I always come back for a second, third, or fourth look.

Caio Fernandes said...

this is hilarious , the best thing is the way you made his legs , it was perfect and realy gives the right impression .
watch out boy !!!

heidi Younger Illustration said...

Way cool! I have to wonder why I love watermelons so much? Cool idea!

notmassproduced said...

i think an underwater movie is ur next challenge...

Jasmine said...

I love it, invasion o the cars! Hiding behind a barricade of melons... Or maybe that is my interpretation..

Celeste Maia said...

Who would believe the hero, flailing his arms like that, and with such a mad look on his face, telling stories of giant pods transforming people?
Great work, how did you think of watermelons? They are perfect.
By the way, I really enjoyed your comment. I can think of several movies with a similar plot, talk about life imitating art...

subtorp77 said...

I love it! You really nailed down his expression, here. And the original was the best! Or is that just me thinkin' that?

ArtSparker said...

Sub - Yes, I liked the original best. Although honestly I can never look at Donald Sutherland the same way after finding out that he ruined the Buffy the Vampire film, thereby clearing the way for the wonderful series, ie, a bad thing that led to a very good thing.

dustincovan said...

I love the creative way you look at the world, and the connections you make. Keep it up.

femminismo said...

You are too talented for belief!! I love all these movies reenacted for us by your pen and paper. The nails were a hoot. Must have been a really warped board and Home Depot was too far away. I downloaded the collage too and will do something with it ... if I don't forget! - Jeanne

lettuce said...

you're going to do the Lost Boys?
I can't wait!!!

INDIGENE said...

I love how you create these!

Nemo said...

Love that movie!

Kay Aker said...

The pod people really are taking over. At least someone is spreading the news. Can't get enough of these cutout drawings.

Coreopsis said...

Kansas huh? Fun picture! (but I still know nothing about movies)

Mxikna said...

Hello!! I love your original style!! well, my English is terrible lol! so, Nice work!! good technique!

grrl + dog said...

my goodness, you plan your weekend posts...

Dream Painter said...

Always found that you have brilliant thoughts! Beautiful drawing as usual.

Just found Snow Cake is one of your favourite film, coincidently it is mine too. Wonderful film, isn't it?

Thanks for introducing my cat to Béatrice Lucas.

ArtSparker said...

DP - So much I like about that film - and the Super Furries were a total bonus. The woman who wrote the script has an autistic son (thus the storybook at the funeral called "My Little Brother".

Amy C said...

love the watermelon background, and really love the texture on his suit too.

Tomás Serrano said...

"Invasion of the Body Snatched" is my SF´s number 1. Great resemblance to Kevin McCarthy. I like so much your works in the two last weeks I was absent. Fantastic the Bogart and Bacall scenes.

eyetrouble said...

Perfect!!!

inkcaravan said...

How fabulous! I'd so love to see this animated, especially one of those pods opening and the gooey contents spraying all over superstar K, and maybe he has 24 hours to save us all... Love it!!