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Morlock Emerging from a Hole. by jmsnooks Morlock Emerging from a Hole. by jmsnooks
This one was a book illustration I did of the Time Machine. Which by the way, is nothing like either of the movies. HG Wells was a bleeding heart socialist and "Time Machine" and "The Sleeper Awakes" are rife with socialist messages and propagands. The movies totally removed all the social commentary Wells was trying to make. Being a Libertarian, as I am, I firmly disagree with socialism 100% but I think that if you are claiming that your movie is a movie adaption of a book then you should stick to the original work as much as possible without having to add a third person narrarative to your movie. If you are not going to stick to the original work then you should say your movie is "based on" or "inspired by." I have the same problem with all the LOTR movies and most Biblical movies. Anyways I will stop prating now. (steps down from soap box)
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KingNot Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
You know, I can NOT believe I missed this pic from your gallery...

Wells's stuff is my favorite. It's too bad Hollywood has always scrubbed his social message from the movie adaptations of his works. And they call Hollywood "Communist/Socialist..." whatever on the radio.

But Wells's message of the Time Machine wasn't that much Socialist. The time traveler wanted to hate the Eloi and side with the Morlocks, but he decided they had crossed to deep a line when he found out they were cannibals, and the Eloi while heirs to the luxury their rich elite ancestors had exploited the Morlocks for, they had not the capabilities to carry on such evil. It was more of a message that if man didn't find a way to unite, but kept on the path of selfishness and exploiting another, man's time on earth would be finite and when we died who would ever know we had lived?

However, there is one Wells movie not scrubbed of message; "Things to Come". I highly recommend watching it on GoogleVid. Public domain, even with the "Mickey Mouse" laws. [link];plindex=0
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They always horribly mutilate any books that they turn into movies, and then people watch something like the "Fellowship of the Ring" or "I Robot" or "Time Machine," and they think they know something. They go around saying, "Yea I like Asimov" or "sure I'm a Tolkien fan," when they have never cracked the books and they really don't know ANYTHING. I used to run into problems on Elfwood with my Tolkien art from all the idiots who watched the movies and felt they had to tell me I was "wrong" because my depictions didn't line up with those awful movies.

I saw both the Time Machine movies and after that I outright refused to see the War of The Worlds movie. Those "Time Machine" fiascos were bad enough. In the real Time Machine there was a message about exploitation and perhaps teh dangers of having fixed classes. The intelligencia became not so intelligent and the workers came to be the rulers. Whereas in the first movie there was something about people going into bomb shelters, and in the second movie the Morlocks were descended from teh upperclasses and the Eloi from the people who were too poor to get into the shelters. I am curious though, haev you read "The Sleeper Awakes"? You know that one is kind of a prequel to Time Machine.
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KingNot Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
-The Sleeper Awakes...

That's the movie I pray won't be made until someone with the vision and the control of art that the guys who did "Things to Come" had do it...

Remember bits of "Bolognium" I talked about earlier? Well, remember in the more recent "Time Machine" the traveller destroys the Morlocks by 'overloading' his machine for some kind of 'entropy wave' that seems to spread along but be contained by the Morlock's tunnels? Well, physics still hasn't found a 'time' particle, it's likely it's on the superstring / membrane medium though I'm sure time does 'exist' beyond the existence of its observation. Thus, it is like a great ocean in which the atoms we inhabit are continents big, but galaxies apart so matter would be far too thin to contain such an energy. (I'm probably making it denser by several factors of ten)

The only thing I liked about the new re-make, besides the mis-used technology and talent for the effects was at least Weena was better. (Thundaar the barbarian! - moon wouldn't hang 'broken' in the sky more than a day, and even if shattered that perfectly, it's big enough gravity would re-form it into a ball quickly.) It's pretty clear from reading it the Traveller had sex with her, of course Wells kept it subtle, and of course given how dim she was it would be morally debatable (kid or a retard in the head) but not against the 'rules' of her own society and probably cruel to her if he didn't. The movie was butchered so horribly, this and a few other things, like the computer character, helped. If Wells hadn't wrote the novel "The Time Machine" this would be a decent big budget "B movie".

Dr. Moreau was a halfway decent movie adaptation both times. Of course that's because Hollywood is especially hostile to religion. Just wish it was a 'socialist' as the right wingers think because they could have made it brilliant, worthy of "Metropolis". At least they could have had the traveller at the "End of time" with the sun a red giant and he sees on the edge of the beach a butterfly like creature being chased by a monstrous crab, and he despairs at what was wasted by man's foolish choices. One of the best artworks in my memory is a 70's picture of this, but I can't seem to google it...

I actually have the beginning framework of my own "Time Machine" story, but on a low backburner... But something I'll likely save for later, because its a "Has done, waaay to cliche" thing.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yea I remember about bolobnium, I integrated it into my repitior a long time ago, and my mom understands me even less now. I thought the movie was lame, but I will say that Weena was way hotter in the movie than in the book. OF course #1 I don't like blond women, and #2 Weena was only like 3 or 4 feet tall as I remember in the book. I read the book but I never picked up that he was doing it with Weena, could you imagine doing it with a woman like that? Disgusting, it would be like messing around with a child.

As to that final scene near the end of Time Machine, I wouldnt mind illustrating it for you. It
s been a while since I've done Wells, it might be in order to do it again.
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KingNot Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Oh, great, the linky thing's not working well with DA.
[link];pid=526

It's [link] and go to search , type in "end" and it's on the top row, titled "Alien Landscape; End of the world", a bit yellow in the thumbnail.
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KingNot Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Finally found that pic in one of my books, and was able to look it up on the net:
[link];pid=526 Les Edwards is the artist, and IMHO, he's got it about perfect.

My reading of the story, I think they screwed in the forest after leaving the ?Jade/Emerald? Palace. Just a collection of his notes on the Eloi's behavior and such. I think Wells was setting up a situation where he'd have to screw Weena or she'd be hurt by his refusing to do so.

The Eloi, I believe, "Frolicked in broad daylight and public view of each other, in play and in leisure" if I remember that sentence right. Therefore, if he saved Weena's life and she's following him around and helping him out as best she can, it's assumed he's supposed to do it with her. Furthermore, as a 'boyfriend' he was running her all over the place looking at stuff she's either too bored or too scared to look at. Her intelligence level aside, I think come night she'd push him onto a couch, point to other Eloi doing it, then to her and him and look at him with a rather intelligent, determined face. If anything, but to keep him inside.

Here's a neat pic of Weena done in Z-brush: [link] Not me, another artist did it. You could see why the Time Traveller, despite being a rabid social utopianist alter-ego projection of Wells's ideals, fell in love (one way or another) with her and wanted to help her and her people versus the morlocks! And, also you could imagine how uncomfortable it would be to be in a situation like that. "Like messing with a kid" does indeed come to mind.

That'd be a funny joke, though a bit 'dynamite'... The Time Traveler getting aggressively "Seduced" by Weena. He imagines being both thrown out of the "Social Utopianist League" for "Frolicking with the decadent elite" and the "Hyenas in Petticoats" (What Wells called the "Feminists" of his day) going "Bobbitt" on him for the appearance of pederasty since they can't find Lewis Carroll right off. Weena's thought balloon is him looking crazy and stupid wanting to go out after dark, with one of those red crossed circles over it. Around the room's corner would be other Eloi peeking at them, just thinking random simple thoughts, wanna watch, me next, hope she's on top...

If you gave me another illustration, undeserved because I've been too busy to do too much on my end, I'd like to see you take a shot at my latest web story "My name sure as h--- ain't Peter". I'm trying to finish it in another few weeks, given my current schedule and progress, but I'll be able to upload some in the next few days. Just for a ref, here's a pic [link] I'll give you a synopsis in a message if you want. Like some of my other work, I fear it might not be to your interest or what you'd agree with. But it isn't a shot at you, and I DO enjoy "Sir Justice" despite my mutual feelings. When I do Zbrush him, I'll make him awesome!
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karanua Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superbly done.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. That means a lot coming from you.
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Lun-Sei Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
But if you didn't like the movie, why did you draw a character that only appears in it??? XD

Anyway I agree with you, indeed. Actually, I think the only thing I really liked from that movie adaptation was, in fact, the uber-morlock.
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dasAoD Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004
Great background! Good job on blending the colors and the lighting on the trees is lovely!
You're certainly doing well with em colored pencils :nod:
One question, what kind of paper did you draw this on?
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man, its on Vellum paper by Strathmore.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man, its on Vellum paper by Strathmore.
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losingmymind Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2004
wonderful pic.. i love how much time u put into background details.. seems your pics catch my eye everytime i visit the gallery :D u have some of the best overall backgrounds ive seen on DA..keep up the great work ;)
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I usually try to use up the whole page.
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bekind20thers Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2004
Wicked! :blackrose:
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thankyou. Yea I would agree, eating people is pretty wicked.
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