Posted in Eurovision, TV Shows

Eurovision 2018 – SuRie – Storm

This is a departure from the norm and it was challenging but it was good fun to do something a little different…

Anyone who knows me should know I am a major Eurovision fan, and although the UK haven’t done too well in recent years, I love it. The music from other cultures, the crazy staging, everything other than the politics.

Eurovision 2018 was a fantastic competion. Netta from Israel did a fantastic job and was a worthy winner. Also well done to my other favourites, Germany and Lithuania. It was a competition that wiped out records and the majority of the songs were of an extremely high standard and we had a very diverse competition with 14 songs not sung in Engligh which was incredibly refreshing. The UK also did a fantastic job.

Which leads me on to this post. It was big news this year that the UK entry, SuRie, with her song ‘Storm’ was interrupted half way through her performance by a stage invader who grabbed her mic and started shouting into it until security removed him.

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Courageously, SuRie picked up the mic and continued her song with more power and fire than before, which truly gave more meaning to her song.

I’ll be the first to admit, I enjoyed the song before but I didn’t think too much of it. Seeing the professionalism and not letting this stage invasion beat her completely changed that. It was the way SuRie kept singing that inspired me to draw the part of the song, which in my opinion is where you see SuRie take what had happened and use it to add the fire to the performance. It’s in the pause before the fireworks, after the fist pumps and the lyrics ‘Hey, hey brother, don’t give up’ when she throws her arm up in the air.

SuRie stole the show and this was our best performance in years. SuRie, you were fantastic and who cares that we came 24th, the UK couldn’t be prouder of you for keeping on singing and overcoming the ‘storm’ that was the stage invader. You made your country proud.

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After two fantastic UK entries in the last 2 years, let’s hope the BBC continues to build on this and hopefully, we can get onto the left hand side of the board.

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Posted in Agent Carter, Marvel, TV Shows

Marvel’s Agent Carter

I’m going through a bit of a Marvel phase right now and recently the TV show Agent Carter, based on the life of Agent Peggy Carter after World War 2. It’s a fantastic show, one I would really recommend, and Peggy Carter is a fantastic character, made even more fabulous by the fact that she is British.

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Both drawings are from Season 1. The first is from Episode 4, The Blitzkrieg Button. Peggy has found Howard Stark’s stolen inventions which are in the custody of the SSR. Howard then turns up and asks Peggy to steal one back, saying it could permanently turn off all the electricity in New York. When she steals it, she finds a vial inside containing red liquid, which is in fact Captain America’s blood. She punches Howard, they argue and he tries to defend his lies saying ‘There’s a ceiling for certain types of people based on how much money your parents have, your social class, your religion, your sex!’

The second drawing is from Episode 6, A Sin to Err. Peggy has been found out. Agents try to take her in at the Automat, but she escapes. She goes to the Griffith retrieve Captain America’s blood, but is caught when rendered unconscious by Russian spy, Dotty Underwood. The SSR agents arrest Peggy where she is taken back to the SSR. She is taken straight to an interrogation room, where Chief Dooley tells them ‘Don’t go easy on her just cos she’s a girl!’

Posted in Once Upon a Time, TV Shows

Once Upon a Time – Series 4 – Frozen

Being a massive Frozen fan, I fell in love with series 4. They had an amazing storyline that didn’t really contradict the film, some amazing actors and this ended up being my favourite season of Once Upon a Time.

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In the film, Frozen, Elsa was by far my favourite character, but after watching this, I fell in love with Anna too, so I decided to focus on her.

My first drawing is from Episode 9, Smash the Mirror: Part 2. It is set in Arendelle after Ingrid tries to make Anna and Elsa her sisters to replace Gerda and Helga. When she finds out Anna’s suspicions, she imprisons her so that she doesn’t ruin her chance with Else but this massively backfires. Elsa finds out where Anna is, and they make plans to return Ingrid to the urn. Ingrid finds out though and when Elsa returns Anna to her cell to enact her plan, Ingrid is already there waiting. She chains Anna up, then casts the Spell of Shattered Sight on her, which ultimately results in Elsa being imprisoned in the urn and not Ingrid.

The second is from Episode 11, Shattered Sight. Ingrid has enacted the Spell of Shattered sight over the whole of Storybrook, but Elsa, Anna and Emma are immune. Anna finds a note from her mother, Gerda, who is also Ingrid’s sister explaining her regret to Anna and Else about trapping Ingrid in the urn, and removing all memories of Ingrid and Helga from the citizens of Arendelle. After reading it to Ingrid, she realises that she already had what she wanted all along which was her sister’s love. She ends up sacrificing herself to break the spell of shattered sight and gives Elsa and Emma their memories of her back.

 

Posted in Doctor Who, TV Shows

Doctor Who

And back to one of my favourite TV shows of all time…Doctor Who. These are from 2 different series with 2 different Doctors and 2 different companions.

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The first is from Series 1 with Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor and Billie Piper as his companion, Rose Tyler. It is from one of the episodes that most people remember when they think of Christopher Eccleston…The Doctor Dances. Jack unwittingly unleashed the nanogenes from a Tula ambulance which created Gas Mask zombies. Nancy saves the day by admitting ‘I am your mummy. I will always be your mummy’ to Jamie, who she’d been pretending was her brother.

The second is from series 4, with David Tennant as the Doctor and my favourite companion, Donna Noble. The episode is Fires of Pompeii. Donna had been kidnapped by the Sibylline Sisterhood for ‘falsely prophesying’ the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The Doctor saves Donna just before she is sacrificed and ends up talking to the High Priestess of the Sibylline, ending up with the Doctor threatening the High Priestess with a water pistol.

Posted in Once Upon a Time, TV Shows

Once Upon a Time – Series 1

Since my Fiat Panda is small, I cannot fit too much in when I’m bringing stuff to my new house, so I still have a lack of books here, so once again, it’s a TV series. These are from the first series of Once Upon A Time and one is set in the Enchanted Forest, and one in Storybrook.

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So the first is in the Enchanted Forest, when Snow White is trapped by Prince Charming in a net after stealing is jewelry, in particular, his engagement ring given to him by his mother. This scene is full of humour and is the start of Snow and Charming’s relationship.

The second is set in Storybrook. Belle’s father breaks into Gold’s shop which results in Gold kidnapping and assaulting him. This ends up with Gold in jail. Regina visits Gold in jail to taunt him with the teacup Belle dropped which he treasures more than anything. She exchanges the teacup for the admission of his real name…Rumplestiltskin.

Posted in Marvel, Marvel Agents of Shield, TV Shows

Marvel Agents of SHIELD – FitzSimmons

The next few post will likely be of TV series as opposed to the usual book drawings as I have moved house, but I don’t have many books with me at the moment, so I only have what Netflix and DVDs can give me.

These are from Marvel Agents of SHIELD and are based on some of my favourite Fitz-Simmons moments. Leo Fitz (engineering) and Jemma Simmons (Biochemistry) are two of SHIELD’s best and brightest scientists and are fantastic characters.

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The first drawing is from the second series when Fitz is getting back on his feet after almost dying from oxygen starvation at the end of Series 1 and Simmons has returned from her time undercover at Hydra. The ‘Real SHIELD’ invades Coulson’s SHIELD, knocking them out with dendrotoxin gas, and when they wake, Fitz and Simmons are left on the floor in the labs, presumed not to be a threat to anyone. Agent Weaver visits them and asks Simmons for her help to make sure Mack is OK, then Fitz is left alone.

The second is from Series 3 Simmons was sucked into a portal to another world and months after, Fitz jumps through the same portal and rescues her. Malick wants to know how she got back through the portal so that he can bring a dangerous inhuman back from exile, resulting in Fitz and Simmons’ capture. They are tortured to get the information, and Fitz agrees to show them how to get back as long as they stop hurting Simmons. When Simmons discovers this, she begs Fitz to let them kill her as the inhuman is too dangerous to bring back, to which he responds that he is not strong enough to live in a world without her.

Posted in Robin Hood, TV Shows

Robin Hood

My latest drawings are from the second series of BBC TV show, Robin Hood. I used to love this show, and then they killed off Marian at the end of the second series.

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These drawings are set at the beginning and the end of the series. The first is from the first episode. After leaving Guy at the alter and showing support for King Richard, the Sheriff and Guy are angry with Marian and her father and Guy is sent to collect them and bring them to the castle. He makes Marian beg for him not to burn down the house, but even that won’t stop him. The house in burnt, Marian and her father are left homeless and taken to the castle under house arrest.

The second is from episode 11. Guy discovers that Marian is the Night watchman and she is arrested and taken to the castle to await execution. She tries to escape but the attempt is unsuccessful. Guy and Marian then argue, as when the Sheriff returns, she is to be executed, to which she responds, ‘Did you think I would just sit here and wait to be executed?’

Posted in Doctor Who, Tablet Drawings, TV Shows

Doctor Who – The Zygon Inversion

This is from series 9 of Doctor Who. This is the first time we really see how amazing the 12th doctor is.

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A splinter group of the Zygons wants to destroy the cease fire using the name of ‘Truth or Consequences’. Osgood is captured after losing her sister, Nightmare Scenario is declared and the Doctor is called. The Doctor rescues Osgood but Clara is also captured. The Zygons go to the Black Archive to use the Osgood box to expose the Zygons and take over earth.

The Zygons are given a surprise as there are two boxes, one red and one blue which both have two buttons, ‘truth’ and ‘consequences’. Kate and Bonnie (the zygon leader) are both at a standoff and don’t know which button to choose. The Doctor then gives a spectacular speech about war, which is where the drawing is taken from, before Bonnie figuring out the boxes are empty.

The transcript of the speech is below and is one of my favourites from Doctor Who as it is super relevant to today, so please, read it after looking at the drawing 🙂

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‘And do you know what you do with that pain? Shall I tell you where you put it? You hold it tight, til it burns your hand. And you say this… No one else will ever have to live like this. No one else will have to feel this pain. Not on my watch!’

The Doctor: And we’re off! Fingers on buzzers! Are you feeling lucky? Are you ready to play the game? Who’s going to be quickest? Who’s going to be the luckiest?

Kate: This is not a game!

The Doctor: No, it’s not a game, sweetheart, and I mean that most sincerely.

Bonnie: Why are you doing this?

Kate: Yes, I’d like to know that too. You set this up — why?

The Doctor: Because it’s not a game, Kate. This is a scale model of war. Every war ever fought right there in front of you. Because it’s always the same. When you fire that first shot, no matter how right you feel, you have no idea who’s going to die. You don’t know who’s children are going to scream and burn. How many hearts will be broken! How many lives shattered! How much blood will spill until everybody does what they’re always going to have to do from the very beginning — sit down and talk! Listen to me, listen. I just — I just want you to think. Do you know what thinking is? It’s just a fancy word for changing your mind.

Bonnie: I will not change my mind.

The Doctor: Then you will die stupid. Alternatively, you could step away from that box. You could walk right out of that door, and you could stand your revolution down.

Bonnie: No, I’m not stopping this, Doctor. I started it. I will not stop it. You think they’ll let me go after what I’ve done?

The Doctor: You’re all the same, you screaming kids, you know that? “Look at me, I’m unforgivable.” Well here’s the unforeseeable, I forgive you. After all you’ve done. I forgive you.

Bonnie: You don’t understand. You will never understand.

The Doctor: I don’t understand? Are you kidding? Me? Of course I understand. I mean, do you call this a war, this funny little thing? This is not a war. I fought in a bigger war than you will ever know. I did worse things than you could ever imagine, and when I close my eyes… I hear more screams than anyone could ever be able to count! And do you know what you do with all that pain? Shall I tell you where you put it? You hold it tight… Til it burns your hand. And you say this — no one else will ever have to live like this. No one else will ever have to feel this pain. Not on my watch.’

Posted in Doctor Who, Tablet Drawings, TV Shows, UNIT

Tablet Drawings – Osgood

Osgood is a UNIT scientist in Doctor Who, and is my current favourite Doctor Who character and she’s a scientist who is obsessed with the Doctor. I cosplayed as her at a sci-fi themed church event in Sheffield as I’m such a big fan.

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These are taken from 2 different series which Osgood was in.

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The first was taken from Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor when we first meet Osgood. The UNIT scientist is asked to analyse the stone dust, and ends up discovering the invading Zygons. She is cornered and a zygon replicates her, sinisterly approaches her and asks, ‘Excuse me, I’m going to need my inhaler’.

The second was from the Big Finish audio series UNIT: Extinction. The autons are invading earth through 3-D printed objects. The To invade, they need to obtain the control spheres falling as commets all over the earth. Osgood is sent to obtain the control sphere knocked off course which landed in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, but someone else gets there at the same time. Liuetenant Sam Bishop is shot and Osgood falls to the floor shouting ‘You’ve killed him. Osgood is then captured and interrogated.

Posted in TV Shows, Wolfblood

Wolfblood Series 3

So here are my newest Wolfblood drawing. Once again, I would definitely recommend this despite it being CBBC. It’s actually really good. Anyway, these are from Series 3. The first is from Episode 1 (Ulterior Motives) and the second is from Episode 10 (The Cult of Tom). I am really hoping for a Series 4 of this TV show.

Wolfblood LogoI hope you enjoy my drawings 🙂