Monday, 22 September 2014

Life in Japan: Gundam Statue, Odaiba, Tokyo

I just never get tired of visiting the Gundam statue in the bay

Maybe I should post more Japan stuff some time....

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Life in Japan: Going to the movies, to see yourself in the movies

Somewhere in the midst of my big Summer break, I visited the Cinema. Actually, not to see anything in particular, but I had realized that a movie I worked on, as an extra, had just come out. I told myself that if there was nothing interesting playing, I would watch that movie.

The movie is 春を背負って (Carrying the Spring), a story about a guy who quits his job in the finance industry to work in a remote mountain hut for travellers.

Actually no, I was pretty sure I was going to watch that movie. Why? because I'm sad I guess and I figured this would be probably the only chance to ever see myself on the big screen, even if it was just me drinking coffee, typing, answering phone calls and making notes in the foreground/background, for a total of about 10-15 seconds.

The movie, which I originally thought would be incredibly boring, given my experience working on the set, turned out to be really enjoyable! I could understand enough Japanese to enjoy what the actors were saying (probably about 70%). The thing I enjoyed the most about it was probably the scenery. It's really breathtaking and must have been difficult for them to film in such a location.

I'm still waiting for Hollywood to notice me...

Sunday, 6 July 2014

John's Art - Ivan Drago

If he dies, he dies....

The amount of times that me and my sister watched Rocky IV is surely in the hundreds. Of course, after a while I think we were just pretty much skipping to all the montages and fight scenes.
Still the best of the series (imo) and one of the greatest movies of all time (again, imo).

Sunday, 6 April 2014

John's Art: Razor Ramon

As a kid, in my house, we loved Razor Ramon. My dad would hold a toothpick in his mouth and spout Razor Ramon lines for us. Remembering this today, it really warmed my heart

Sunday, 30 March 2014

John's Art: CM Punk

Absolutely loved drawing this!

Besides that - great mic skills, incredible in-ring worker. He somehow feels like an attitude era star in the modern day world of pro-wrestling/wwe. Honestly, I would probably put CM Punk in my top 10 of all time but I'm not limiting any future pro-wrestling artworks to a top 10. I'm just gonna draw the characters/wrestlers that are gonna be fun to draw :D

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

John's Art: Ultimate Warrior

This was originally from an idea I had where I started to draw all my favourite wrestlers, with an aim to make it a Top 10. Of course, Ultimate Warrior had to be in there! Some of my earliest WWF memories were of Hogan and Warrior and I was really torn when they fought each other for the title. Like :O as if two gods were about to square off!