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Rey and BB-8 by rkm424
Rey and BB-8
Just a Rey and BB-8 doodle I did back near Christmas.

I was going to write a review for "The Force Awakens" but couldn't be bothered in the end; all I have to say is that it was a slightly disappointing attempt at reinvigorating the franchise and bringing something fresh to the table, considering it felt like a rehashing of "A New Hope". Despite that, I really enjoyed the new trio of protagonists, hence the Rey drawing!

I've managed to scan more sketches from my sketchbook that will slowly make their way onto DeviantArt in the following months; some of which I'm attempting to colour in Photoshop, just to spice things up a bit, you know what I'm saying?
Spider-Man: Civil War Suit (2016) by rkm424
Spider-Man: Civil War Suit (2016)
My very quick and slightly rushed attempt at Spider-Man design for "Captain America: Civil War", based off of the new hoodie by Merchoid. 

This was made when a low-quality image of the hoodie leaked (hence why the web pattern is different) but since then, the original images have been uploaded in high quality and displayed some finer details of the suit which aren't present in this artwork.

As soon as I saw the leaked image, I knew I wanted to create my own HQ version, so I pretty much just used a Spider-Man pose from Google and drew over it as a template. Yes, I cheated, I'm sorry...
Daredevil: Civil War by rkm424
Daredevil: Civil War
Someone pointed out that Bucky, in the still for "Captain America: Civil War", looked a lot like Foggy Nelson, from Netflix's "Daredevil". 

The more I looked and thought about it, the more I realised the similarities, so I just had to put this together.
Batman Doodle Shmoodle by rkm424
Batman Doodle Shmoodle
Been practising proprotions recently, whether that shows in this image or not, I feel like I've made significant progress this summer.

Just when you think Hollywood are going to butcher another franchise with some unnecessary reboot or sequel, the execution of "Jurassic World" actually works well enough for it be watchable and possibly exceed expectations for those who had their doubts (I certainly had mine before entering the theatre). This can mainly be pinned down to the cast, starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson, whose characters are all (eventually) likable enough to want to follow their journey, especially Pratt, who was initially criticised for appearing too 'wooden' with his role when the first trailer made its way online. "Jurassic World" thankfully doesn't seem to take itself too seriously either, with a nice handful of jokes and light-hearted moments scattered throughout, mainly in the latter acts of the movie.

The film is dazzling, its vibrancy making it visually appealing to large audiences and also contributing to the fact that the film is not meant to be incredibly 'serious' (by alternatively employing a dark and washed out colour palette; a trope popular with 'rebooted' movies to imply a somber, grittier re-telling of a popular story). The CGI, which is definitely something of concern when involving the "Jurassic Park" franchise, can look incredible at times (the Mosasaurus being my favourite example) but is undeniably overdone, especially when the previous trilogy evinced that animatronics are a plausible alternative in the appropriate shots. The illusion of dinosaurs being real and tangible in this movie universe is sadly broken by the overwhelming use of CGI.

As a result, one of the major aspects missing from the film is the 'wow' factor that the previous movies instilled; dinosaur reveals just aren't exciting enough, especially when "Jurassic World" takes too long to even reveal the dinosaurs in the first place. Also disappointing is the fact that one of the first times we hear the grand and well-recognised "Jurassic Park" theme, composed by John Williams, is not for the dinosaur reveals but for a shot to establish the 'updated', modern theme park, glistening with standardisation and uniformity as it looks no different to any other immaculate holiday resort that we might expect, making the audience feel more 'amazed' by this 'modernised' park than the dinosaurs themselves.

However, this all ties in to the themes and comments made on society's present consumerist ways, the fact that we want 'bigger' and 'better', the whole reason for creating the hybrid dinosaurs in the first place; we have been so used to seeing the various dinosaurs in "Park"'s trilogy that the novelty has now worn off, hence the introduction of hybrid dinosaurs, a means to reel in a bigger audience and generate more excitement (and revenue).

The Indominus Rex, the result of hybrid experimentation, is an interesting concept to begin with but soon loses its novelty as the film progresses. This terrible lizard can be easily replaceable with a 'Spinosaurus' or any other large, intimidating carnivore, and subsequently produce no change in the latter half of the movie whatsoever.

"Jurassic World" makes it tempting to dose off in the first half of the film as it takes its time to introduce its attractions and dinosaurs, most of which were spoiled and revealed in the trailer anyway. After most of the plot devices and characters have been established, however, the movie finally grabs your attention and launches into the action, although more of an effort could have been made to create more suspense and tension as the stakes just never feel high enough, especially with the main characters, who hardly feel as if they're in danger.

Cutting right to the bone, "Jurassic World" is a solid film. While it isn't the most innovative out of the whole franchise and is sadly missing the 'wow' factor from its predecessors, it is entertaining enough and not too somber to appeal to and reel in wide audiences everywhere. Fans of the original "Jurassic Park" will also appreciate the many nods and easter eggs found throughout. I wouldn't particularly recommend "Jurassic World" but at the same time, I have no reason for deterring anyone to watch it at all.


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Furyian Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015   Photographer
Thanks for adding "Do You Bl--" to your +fav s!!
TyranneDragon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav bro! =D
kcspaghetti Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:icongrin--plz: Thanks 4 the faves!
A-M-A-P Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
May I kindly ask for your words on my latest piece but please be warned, you may find it rather disturbing, or not. I Am Trapped
I've also taken the liberty in faving some of your works. I also sent you a Llama and became a watcher :D
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