Sunday, June 19, 2011

Queen of Blood!


I've never really been a big sci-fi watcher, I'm more of the gothic horror type. But over at the Classic Horror Film Board, this month's challenge was 'Aliens'. So I decided to spend some time watching some 50s-60s sci-fi films in the possible hopes of being inspired to draw something from them. I watched 'Angry Red Planet', 'Planet of the Vampires', 'Invaders from Mars', and this one, 'Queen of Blood'. I really enjoyed watching all these movies, and I've got some more lined up to watch later. Check out the trailer:


ALSO:
I now have prints for sale!! Check the bar underneath my blog header for a link to my available prints. Some of these will be 'retired' and not reprinted once they are gone. These include: 'Mummy Trouble' (Hammer's Mummy), 'Alone' (Frankenstein's Creature), 'Trip to the Moon', 'Reptile!', 'Gorgon!', and 'Love on Skull Island' (King Kong).

7 comments:

  1. I've some how managed to never see queen of blood. now I am sad.
    great pic though.

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  2. You already know I love this one, but I feel compelled to say it here again.

    Wonderful! :)

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  3. Thanks guys! Andrew you should check out it out. It has John Saxon, Dennis Hopper and a cameo by Forrest Ackerman! And the 'Queen' is wicked cool!

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  4. Belle,

    Nice work! It looks just like her and you really captured her body language.

    You also mentioned another film, The Angry Red Planet. I watched that motion picture for the first time a few years ago. I thought it was done well considering it was filmed in 10 days on a small budget. I also liked the Martian's warning message which makes commentary on our human developmental stage.

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  5. Thanks Lee!
    Yes, I really enjoyed 'Angry Red Planet'. I was also thinking about drawing the 'bat-rat-spider thingy.
    I don't know if you've seen 'Lost Skeleton of Cadavra', but while I was watching 'ARP', I couldn't help but think of how similar the dialogue between the male/female leads were to Paul & Betty Armstrong in 'Lost Skeleton'. So great.

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  6. Belle: A couple of days ago, I posted a review of QUEEN OF BLOOD to the Bantam Street blog. If I had seen your terrific cartoon of Florence Marley first, I would have used it (with permission, of course) to illustrate the review. Nice work!
    -- Bob Deveau, The Doomed Farmer

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  7. Hey Bob! I would have loved to have been a part of the Bantam Street blog! You probably know I've got a Lost Skeleton tribute coming up. If you have any thing you'd like to share, I'd love to have it!

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