Fan Art Friday #24

Welcome to the Jungle! Probably not the jungle you want to get lost in when there are a bunch of predators hunting you down:

Predators - Welcome to the Jungle

Predators – Welcome to the Jungle

I started this drawing out with normal pen, and then went darker with fine liners. I decided to not stay with my traditional black and white. Hope you like the pop of colour:

Fine Liners

Fine Liners

I was trying to achieve a landscape effect of Monet meets graphic novel in a very minimalist way:

Predator Kill

Predator Kill

I used chalk pastels to shade the rest of the landscape:

Chalk Pastels

Chalk Pastels

It was a bit of a messy project, but i had a lot of fun working outside of my normal ‘tight’ style and medium:

Shading

Shading

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Hannibal Lecter Wisdom

Alright, i know you’re freaking out and probably don’t want to affiliate with a psychopath in any way, but Dr. Lecter is a smart man – despite his dietary needs:

Dr Hannibal Lecter

Dr Hannibal Lecter

Dr. Lector is a qualified psychiatrist, and also has experience in forensic work. He obviously has a keen eye for detail; making him an exceptional artist, and an almost flawless serial killer:

Dr Hannibal Lecter

Dr Hannibal Lecter

A well educated man with a ton of life experience (in avenues we haven’t explored), there is a lot of wisdom that Dr. Lecter can bestow on us about human behavior and more:

Dr Hannibal Lecter

Dr Hannibal Lecter

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Dr Hannibal Lecter

Dr Hannibal Lecter

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Dr Hannibal Lecter

Dr Hannibal Lecter

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Dr Hannibal Lecter

Dr Hannibal Lecter

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Dr Hannibal Lecter

Dr Hannibal Lecter

Would you ever have dinner with Dr. Lecter?

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Can Knockdown 3

My gaming Nerd Knights; here is a cool physics-based game to test whether you have a good eye and touch in judgement:

Can Knockdown 3

Can Knockdown 3

Can Knockdown is a great take on the traditional carnival game of the same nature. However; this US$2 app game revs things up a bit:

Power Shot!

Power Shot!

There are different types of cans to be knocked down – or avoided. Normal silver cans being knocked down will give you standard points (if your baseball is pitched at ‘power’ speed you will get more points). Green ‘extra ball’ cans will give you another life (ball), and an extra opportunity to destroy any remaining cans. The red explosive cans are for the lazy pitchers, who only want to hit one can, which explodes and destroys the balance of other stacked cans. The skull cans leave you with a -3000 point penalty if knocked down, but sometimes you just can’t avoid them:

Exploding Cans!

Exploding Cans!

There are 9 different environment; each with 20 levels. You have to accumulate stars by completing levels; and once you have a pre-determined amount of stars you will be able to advance to a new environment. If you are impatient like me; you can just pay the extra US$2 to unlock all the environments:

Physics Puzzle Solving

Physics Puzzle Solving

I don’t have a perfect streak (there are still stars that i am yet to gain), but i’m fairly certain that most gamers will have difficulty in getting all the stars. Download and play the game. Share your scores and opinions with us.

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Game of Thrones Accessories

Season 5 of Game of Thrones is here my Nerd Knights! I know it’s always a long wait between seasons, but it’s always worthwhile. If (like me) you still haven’t developed any patience in waiting to revisit Westeros each year; then you need to get your hands on these cool Game of Thrones accessories to accompany you through the long and boring winter:

Targaryen Dragon Bracelet:

Targaryen Dragon Braclet

Targaryen Dragon Braclet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who doesn’t love a strong leather bracelet? It comes in a package offer for men and women.

Faceless Man Coin:

Faceless Man Coin

Faceless Man Coin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love Jaqen H’ghar. He’s a badass yet honourable character. However, i didn’t like it when he changed his face. Call me superficial, but his original face was sexier.

Dragon Tooth Ring:

Dragon Tooth Ring

Dragon Tooth Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of the mythical creatures in the world of fantasy; im sure that dragons and wolves dominate the list of favourites.  A band ring is always appealing; and with this cool dragon styling it is a must.

House Sigil Pillow Cases:

House Sigil Pillows

House Sigil Pillows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome your guests into your home with some proper Westeros decor. Scatter these pillows across your living room and immerse yourself in fantasy comfort.

Hand of the King pin:

Hand of the King pin

Hand of the King pin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nobody should want to declare themselves as the hand of the king (since your life expectancy becomes drastically reduced). However, it’s a cool replica piece to have in your collection.

Westeros 4D Puzzle:

4D Westeros Puzzle

4D Westeros Puzzle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re struggling to build or conquer your own empire in real life; then put some time into piecing together this 4D landscape:

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Merchandise Monday #33

Who of you Nerd Knights went to see the new Fast and Furious movie? None of my friends are really into fast cars and action ‘beat em up’ movies; so i haven’t seen it yet – i may have to go alone:

Dodge Charger RT

Dodge Charger RT

Anyhow i love the Fast and Furious franchise; so this merchandise Monday is dedicated to the muscle cars that our favorite characters have driven in the series:

Nissan Skyline GTR

Nissan Skyline GTR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Wheels is co-branding with a lot of popular franchises these days (Disney – Star Wars; and Batman) to name a few. I haven’t bought all the cars in the Fast and Furious Hot Wheels collection; since i do have my favorites. I like Dom’s car (Dodge), and i love the styling and finishes of Brian’s cars. However; my true love will always be the Ford Mustang:

Ford Mustang 67 Fastback

Ford Mustang 67 Fastback

In the Fast and Furious franchise; the character Sean Boswell drove a 1967 Ford Mustang fastback in Tokyo Drift. I love this car! A Mustang GT 550R is featured to an anonymous driver in Fast and Furious 4.

If you have seen Fast and Furious 7 then please give me your opinion of the film. I understand that it’s the highest opening film this year so far, but that may be because of the hype around it being Paul Walker’s last appearance in the franchise. Who wants to go on a date with me to see this movie :) ?

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Fan Art Friday #23

Star Wars fan art this Friday! My Nerd Knights… My brother and i have been talking for some time now about disappearing into a quieter world:

Dagobah

Dagobah

Joining up with some monks in Tibet and drinking some green tea in the mountains. Starting up an ice-cream shack on a remote beach in Hawaii. Or building a small eco-friendly cabin in the woods of Fussen. We need to escape from the rush-through of what life currently is:

Yoda with R2D2

Yoda with R2D2

This all ink drawing is a retreat to Dagobah; where we meet up with Yoda and R2-D2 for some chill time! Where would you disappear to for relaxation; if you could go anywhere real or fantasy? I’d say Rivendell would be a great escape too 8-)

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Music Mania

Nerd or non-nerd; we know you love music (of some kind/genre). Here are a few music hacks to help you in your search for new and wonderful tunes:

Musicovery:

This source lets you find new music based on similar interests or your current mood! Interesting stuff; considering music has the power to influence emotions:

 

Musicovery

Musicovery

Tabletop Audio:

This source of music is probably more for the nerd-geek hybrids of our world. This site is for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the audio-space of one environment, while physically inhabiting another. Here are just some of their sound categories on offer:

Tabletop Audio

Tabletop Audio

Who Jam:

Ok; so you don’t feel like listening to music but rather creating it… However, your friends never progressed to learning any real instruments after Guitar Hero so now you’re stuck as a one man band with no human talent to chime with in your proximity. Collaborate with anyone in the world over at Who Jam:

Who Jam

Who Jam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dragon Ball XenoVerse

My friends over at FanBot specialise in all things fantasy. They are a fountain of knowledge and a trusted peer opinion when it comes to any fandom news falling into this genre:

FanBot

FanBot

FanBot recently posted a review about the latest Dragon Ball XenoVerse video game. As Nerd Knights we all tend to have strong opinions about our fandoms. Check out their article above. I personally have not played the game, but i am a huge fan of the Dragon Ball franchise. Our love for manga runs deep; and Goku is a childhood hero:

Dragon Ball Xenoverse

Dragon Ball Xenoverse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FanBot and the Nerd Nebula would love to hear from you fellow Nerd Knights about this latest game release. What is your opinion about the game; and if you haven’t yet played it do you plan on buying it? Why and why not?

Gameplay

Gameplay

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Easter Cosplay

So my handsome friend and fellow Nerd Knight (Justin Jadoo) had an eventful Easter weekend; getting all fandom mad with his cosplay mates:

Justin Jadoo as Thor

Justin Jadoo as Thor

Look at that Thor armor! And man can Justin work that hammer! On a side note; i love those high-up leather boots (Jack Dawson):

Hammer Time

Hammer Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super heroes also need some time off; for socializing and pretending to be human:

The Chosen Ones

The Chosen Ones

Who knew that Thor was friends with Neo and Batman! Now that’s a circle we have to start networking in. Wait; is that a Jedi?

Nerd Knights

Nerd Knights

So my friend Justin Thor Jadoo is not just a pretty face. A well-mannered and well educated young man with some inspiring visions toward all avenues of life. Follow him @justinjadoo and expand your fandom Nerd Knight circle!

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Merchandise Monday #32

Hope you all had some great Easter fun! Here is our Imperial Stormtrooper action figure:

Stormtrooper

Stormtrooper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Again; this is a Disney release; and top quality too! He speaks 15 different phrases:

Back of Box

Back of Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He’s not small either. We always love king-size here at the Nerd Nebula. He’s about 30cm tall:

Close Up

Close Up

I know this has nothing to do with anything, but I want a life size Ewok plush (please Disney).

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