It’s been a while since I posted any of Julia’s art, mostly because she is too busy with school, Krav Maga – her junior black belt test is coming up – dance, and drum practice to take some time to create amazing things. You may remember a while ago when Julia’s sensei sent the actor/martial artist who played Scorpion in the original Mortal Kombat film a drawing of his character. He sent Julia a bunch of swag afterward.
Julia finally watched the film in full – and watches it at every opportunity. She decided Johnny Cage – played by Linden Ashby – is her second favorite character, and she decided to paint a screenshot of Cage/Ashby standing in a forest before meeting Scorpion.
This is the screenshot she decided to paint… (Click the photo to embiggen.)
This is how it turned out…
The shadow on the left is the back of Scorpion’s head.
I’m obviously biased, but I think this is her best painting yet. The shadowing is very good, the scale isn’t too off, and the only thing which bothered her were Cage’s eyes. She couldn’t get them as perfect as she wanted.
Not bad for a 12-year old. I’m really very proud of her.
So I rarely make a big deal about my birthday – not always, but often – because I’m antisocial and don’t like people; especially when they make a fuss. I did, however, want to publicly thank Princess P for her birthday gift Wednesday.
She took a few days to draw me a portrait of Scorpion from the Mortal Kombat video games, and handed it to me when I got home from work. I think it’s pretty impressive, although she conceded his left leg was a little too skinny. Not that it was a big deal.
Thanks Princess P! As always, your art brings a smile to my face.
Kickass Update: Julia’s Krav Maga sensei was asking for the students to send in some artwork. Julia sent this, and the sensei replied he knows the actor who played Scorpion in the film. The actor replied, “Julia, I really like the drawing you did. Please tell your dad Scorpion said: Happy Birthday and have a flawless victory during your special day.”
Last week Redneck Geezer asked about Kevin and Julia’s art. It’s been a while since I’ve posted some drawings, but the timing off the request was perfect.
You see, when we were at the shore – I’ll post about that when I’m not totally exhausted – Julia spent her mornings making something for Kyle, who goes away to college in less than two weeks. Kyle is a big fan of the Mortal Kombat video game, and decided to draw one of his favorite characters: Liu Kang.
It encapsulates her favorite things: karate and drawing. I think it came out really well.
For a comparison, here is a picture of Liu Kang from Mortal Kombat similar to what she was recreating.
Julia will likely be the hardest hit when Kyle heads to Texas, so I think she wanted to give him a going away present. She will certainly miss her “Ginger Buddy,” and wanted to give him something special before he heads to college.