And back onto the Hunger Games. These are from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.
Katniss survived the 74th Hunger Games by pretending to be in love with Peeta. Now she must survive the 75th Hunger Games, a games where Snow is determined to kill her.
The first drawing is set before the Tributes Parade. Katniss is trying to remain inconspicuous and is waiting with the horses of the District 12 carriage. Finnick approaches her, asking seductively, ‘Would you like a sugar cube?’ resulting in a slightly awkward conversation.
The second is set in the ‘Bloodbath’ at the start of the Hunger Games. Katniss is about to shoot Finnick when he shows her Haymitch’s token, and suddenly finds out they are allies, much to her dismay.
Finnick offers Katniss a sugar cube
Katniss discovers that her and Finnick are to be allies
Once again, these photos are from the third book in the HIVE series written by Mark Walden, Escape Velocity. These really are a brilliant series of books.
These are about Nero, one of the GLOVE high council, who is captured, interrogated and held prisoner by Sebastian Trent and his secret organisation, HOPE.
The first is set at the start of the book and depicts Nero’s capture. Nero meets with his trusted friend and fellow GLOVE member, Gregori Leonov at the London Eye. The meeting is compromised, Gregori is shot dead and Nero is trapped in one of the pods on the London Eye. Raven tried to rescue him, but there is nothing she can do.
The second is set at the end of the book. After their failed rescue attempt, Nero and Otto as sent to a space base to face Number One, the corrupt leader of GLOVE. After defeating Number One, they escape in one of the escape pods. When they land, Nero and Otto get on to the roof of the pod and Nero starts grinning ‘like a lunatic’ exclaiming that he had not felt the sun for 3 months.
I hope you enjoy these drawings, and I insist, you should go and read the books 🙂
So these photos are from the third book in the HIVE series written by Mark Walden, Escape Velocity. These really are a brilliant series of books.
These are set in the secret HOPE facility. The first drawing is my most recent drawing, and is set after Dr Nero was captured by HOPE. The director of HOPE, Sebastian Trent, enters Nero’s cell and gloats about his recent victory, as news of Nero’s capture was broadcast on all TV channels, making it impossible for Nero to return to top secret organisation, GLOVE. He then goes on to talk about a secret GLOVE initiative, which leads to a conspiracy going all the way up to Number One, the leader of GLOVE.
The second drawing was drawn a couple of years ago. It is a scene from the rescue mission to rescue Nero from HOPE’s clutches. Nero’s rescue had been foiled and the HIVE students, Nero, Darkdoom and Raven were all captured. An unconcious Raven is dragged into the room and dropped on the floor. Nero goes to Raven to check she is ok, whilst threatening Trent that he will pay for the damage he has caused.
Trent talking to Nero in his cell
Nero saying ‘You’ll pay for this Trent’
Recently I purchased a tablet and downloaded a drawing app. I started using it to draw scenes from the HIVE series written by Mark Walden.
The first is in the first book (Higher Institute of Villainous Education) when Nigel Darkdoom’s flesh-eating plant grows out of control and almost destroys the school. Nero is knocked unconscious and Wing has to defend him. He sees that Nero has the other side of his mother’s pendent and decides not to run away so he can find out if Nero killed his mother.
The second is from Dreadnought. Raven was captured by the one man she fears, Pietor Furan. She was captured after defending the HIVE students but was separated after capture. Furan visits Raven’s cell and fights her but she is wounded and Furan wins the fight. Raven knows that she cannot hold on much longer and yearns for Nero to save them.
Wing defends Nero from Nigel’s out of control, flesh eating plant
Where are you Max?
One again, back to the HIVE series by Mark Walden. It is a seriously good series, and I just hope my drawings do the books justice.
So these are from book 6, Zero Hour. Overlord wants to take over the world using nanites, but he is trapped in the animus that is keeping him alive. Now all he needs is a host that can survive animus poisoning, and he knows of just the boy…
The first drawing is from the beginning of the book, where the enslaved Raven takes Laura Brand and Lucy Dexter hostages after blowing up Echelon. The second is set near the end of the book after Raven is injected with the Animus antidote, and we see the vulnerable young girl on the inside. The third drawing is after Raven kills Furan who is subsequently possessed by Overlord and ends up shooting and killing Lucy Dexter who took the bullet meant for Otto.
The enslaved Raven takes Lucy and Laura hostage as leverage against Otto and GLOVE
Raven is freed and is filled with regret for all she did when under Overlord’s control
Lucy is killed by Overlord as she stands in the way of the bullet meant for Otto
So these two drawings are both from Divergent. Not the best dystopian book in the world, but it’s still pretty good.
The first is set after the choosing ceremony, where the new initiates have to jump of a train onto a roof to reach Dauntless HQ. Tris and Christina jumps together and both make it, but not all are so lucky…
The second is set during the Dauntless attack on Abnegation initiated by Erudite. Tris and Four are captured and taken to Jeanine. Four is taken for further testing, but Tris is injured from a gunshot so is to be disposed of…
The first test of Dauntless initiation… The train Jump
Tris and Four are captured during the Dauntless attack on Abnegation and taken to Jeanine
Here are a few more drawings from the start of one of the best series, and one of the best authors of all time. Once again, I implore you to read the books, as they are on a completely different level to the films. Also, you may notice some of the characters look different to what is seen in the films, and that’s because I have used the descriptions from the books.
There are three drawings from the book which I have been working on recently, all from the Lightning Thief, where Percy is framed for stealing Zeus’ bolt.
First off is the calm before the storm. Before Percy’s life is turned upside down, his Mum takes him to Montauk where she met Percy’s father, and they toast marshmallows and hotdogs on a camp fire on the beach. The second is from capture the flag at Camp Halfblood when Percy gets claimed by Poseidon, god of the sea. The final one is on Percy’s quest to find the lightening bolt, and they must enter the Underworld, which is the land of the dead. To do this they have to get past Hades’ 3-headed guard dog, Cerberus. They plan to distract him with a game of fetch, but Annabeth ends up caring for him.
I hope you enjoy these drawings, and that they entice you you to go on and read (or re-read) these amazing books…
Percy and his mum go on holiday to Montauk and roast Marshmallows and hot dogs in the calm before the storm
Percy is claimed by his father, Poseidon, god of the sea
To complete their quest, Percy must enter the Underworld, but to do this they must pass by Cerberus, Hades’ 3-headed guard dog, without being eaten
Once again, sorry about the delay, but I’ve been busy with my placement. Anyway, here are my latest drawings from the third, fourth and fifth books in Rick Riordan’s ‘Heroes of Olympus’ series. As I’ve said several time, he is a really talented writer, bringing the old greek and roman myths and legends back into the modern day.
So this first one is from ‘The Mark of Athena‘ which is set at Fort Sumter. Annabeth has been chosen to find the Athena Parthenos to restore peace to both camps, but a complication occurs. Leo attacked the Romans with his war ship whilst possessed by a spirit, so the Romans are fighting back. and attack the 7 demigods from the prophesy at Fort Sumter. Reyna finds Annabeth, but ends up letting her go on her quest:
The second is set in ‘The House of Hades‘ in Jason’s dream. The Romans are in New York preparing the fight the Greeks because they were attacked. They are visited by the Greek Oracle, Rachel Dare, and her protector, Grover Underwood, who is on the Council of the Cloven Elders. Rachel tells Reyna that she must go to the ancient world to help restore peace by returning the Athena Parthenos (that was stolen by Romans millenia ago) and re-establish peace between the camps. Octavian is skeptical of Rachel’s power so she is forced to show it, glowing green:
The final drawing is from ‘Blood of Olympus‘ and is set in San Juan, where Reyna is originally from. She is escorting the Athena Parthenos back, along with Nico who is transporting them by shadow travel, and also Coach Hedge. They landed in San Juan, where Reyna has a dark secret, and Reyna is kidnapped. She wakes in a cell tied to a chair. When the door opens, she attacks her kidnapper, but is at a Stalemate, with 3 Hunters in her way, but she is holding a knife to their Lieutenant’s throat, Thalia Grace:
So here is my latest batch of drawings from the first book of the amazing Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. I’ve been going through a criminal mastermind phase at the moment, first HIVE, now Artemis Fowl.
I’ve decided to go right back to the start for these. The first drawing is Holly’s first encounter with Artemis. It is set after a disastrous mission for Captain Holly Short of the LEP as her magic ran out. Holly is ordered to go refill by doing the ritual in Ireland which involves taking an acorn from an ancient oak, and planting it elsewhere. Unfortunately for her though, she chooses to go to the one ancient oak that young criminal master mind, Artemis Fowl II, is staking out, looking for fairies. She ends up being kidnapped and held to ransom by Artemis. The second drawing is set in the cell Holly is being kept prisoner in. It is her first conversation with Artemis. In both pictures, it may seem a bit strange that the humans are wearing sunglasses, but it is to avoid being hypnotised by Holly’s mesmer.
These books really are amazing, so if you like my drawings, you should really check the books out. Enjoy…
Holly arrives at the ancient oak to complete the Ritual when she is ambushed by Artemis Fowl II and his body guard Butler. Holly tries to fight back but has no chance against the man mountain, Butler. She is quickly subdued by a tranquilizer rifle, thinking only one thought… ‘How did they know?’
Holly is being kept prisoner in a cell in the basement of Fowl Manor. This is the first time Holly properly meets and talks to Artemis and is shocked by how much he knows about fairies. Artemis lies to her, telling Holly that, under the effects of truth serum, she had told him everything, which almost destroys Holly.
So these are from Dreadnought which is the fourth book in the H.I.V.E series by Mark Walden.
The first drawing gives us an insight to Raven’s past and introduces us to the character, Pietor Furan, the one man Raven truly fears.
The second and third are set twenty years later. The alpha students are going on a training exercise in the arctic known as the ninety-three-percenter because of the number of students that make it back alive. On the way, Nero meets up with his close friend, and G.L.O.V.E member, Diablus Darkdoom, to see the new stealth ship, the Dreadnought. Unfortunately, things go wrong, and the H.I.V.E students and Raven are captured by Furan and Drake. The second drawing is from just after this when they reach Drake’s facility. The H.I.V.E students and the Dreadnought crew are rescued by the H.I.V.E troops led by Colonel Francisco, but there is a self destruct which Laura delays until they reach a safe distance. The third is set after this.
I love the later H.I.V.E books as they give an insight to Raven’s past (who is one of my favourite characters) and this is the first book with a peak. I hope you enjoy these drawings and that they inspire you to read this amazing, but not very well known series by Mark Walden.
Twenty years ago … Natalya has tried to escape the Glasshouse and Furan and his men have gone after her to bring her back, but she hides in an abandoned cottage. His best men have failed to retrieve her, so Furan goes in after her. She takes his eye and she tries to run, but Furan shoots her. He almost kills her in anger over his eye, but stops himself, saying, ‘No Natalya … that would be too easy’.
Raven and the H.I.V.E students have been captured after their safe house was raided by Drake’s troops. They are taken to Drake’s facility in Nevada, where Furan reveals himself to Raven. Raven tries not to show her fear as Furan vows, ‘I’ve broken you before and I’ll break you again’.
The Dreadnought crew and most of the H.I.V.E students have been rescued from Drake’s facility in Nevada. Dr Nero is asking Colonel Francisco about the casualties, to which he replies that they could have been worse, if not for Laura, who delayed the self destruct count down