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So saw it the other night.... *SPOILERS*

And, thought it was brilliant. Like everyone I’m enamoured of Charles and Erik’s portrayals. Both James McAvoy and Micheal Fassbender excel as Charles and Erik respectively. The first making Charles a cheery good hearted man (prone to a bit of partying) put into a position where he has to learn to lead and show the way whilst Fassbender's Erik is a bristling presence of anger, power and determination. There was such trust and tenderness flowing between the two of them, their friendship was so effective that you really do feel bad for both of them when they part ways.

In fact, Erik's distrust of humanity is served well and it's almost his film in this respect as he struggles to be the man Charles believes he can be, before being the man (villain of the piece) Sebastian Shaw has made him. A line of his late in the film is particularly telling "I've been at the mercy of good men under orders before. Never again".

Like the other X films there were maybe too many characters. I would have loved for the First Class to have more character development time, it was a bit disappointing we didn't get to know them as well as we should. Esspecially as characters like Havok and Banshee are quiet the old timers of the comics compared to Angel and Darwin.

On the other hand, I'm glad that Mystique and Hank got quite a bit of screentime. It's their relationship and interactions with the lead pair that helps illustrate how people end up on either side of the equation. Just realised that Beast was played by Skins' Nicholas Hoult, no wonder I kept thinking I recognised him, doh!

I think the main failures, if I have to think of failures, were the villains - Emma Frost was damp and poorly acted, she lacked The White Queens of the comics biting wit and sarcasm, while Kevin Bacon just didn't pop for the big bad and made a very unconvincing Shaw. It just felt to me he was playing Kevin Bacon. Most of the baddies were just relegated to henchman, but then so were Sabretooth, Toad and Juggernaut, so it again doesn't bother me too much.

I’m not sure you can call it a true prequel to the other X films, because of some continuity gafs. Beast building Cerebro, when Charles said Erik helped him build it in X1 And Charles being seen to walk when they talk to Jean Greys parents. Speaking of which, I was surprised that that was included so early in this film. I was convinced that the filmmakers would save that, and Charles being confined to his wheelchair, for a future installments. I really thought Magneto would relent at the last moment and send the missiles out to sea where they couldn't do any damage. But it was such a lovingly realised film, from the wonderful 60’s vibe, to the bromance itself ♥

Any fic recs? I’m off to trawl for Michael Fassbender and McCavoy pictures so I can get the hang of drawing them :P If anyone has pics, don’t hesitate to share them.

I did have go at drawing Charles.

Preview:



This was a sketch to try and get the nuances of McAvoy’s face down. I always try to do semi realistic art until I get the hang of it, then simplify it to my normal style. Well I hope I can as I do get frustrated at my style being sort of realistic in a way, because it’s SO unforgiving if I don’t get the features right. I find it really hard to draw quickly because of that *sobs* Thought it would be cool to finish this sketch in a 60’s style pop art feel. Next, I hope I can do a Magneto to match, and then hopefully a proper scene with them both in it. I just hope I can get back to drawing Arthur and Eames again as I’m worried I’ll not post art to the R/A fest ;_;

Ohh, so much boring art talk XD

on 2011-06-11 11:44 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] themostepotente.livejournal.com
YOU DREW CHARLES OMG. I TOTALLY LOVE YOU ♥

on 2011-06-12 10:36 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
OH HE'S SO WONDERFUL ♥ McAvoy just added this lovely cheekiness and charm to his character.

on 2011-06-11 11:58 am (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] butterflythread.livejournal.com
EVERYTHING YOU DO IS MAGIC~ <3<3

It's cool, I will still make you draw things for the zombie story. :3 So you're not going to get away with not drawing Arthur and Eames again! NGL I am excite that you are drawing Charles and Erik toooo, yay.

http://paperclipbitch.livejournal.com/153497.html#cutid1 this is one of the better angstastic ones I have read so far. :3

on 2011-06-12 10:59 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Thanks Nellie ♥ Now if only I could stop messing about doing portrait pics, and you know, actually draw a moment in time between E/C *waggles eyebrows*

Yay! I'm so glad about that. I think I was away for too long, and not having drawn them in so long means i'm so blocked for A/E ideas. Like I said i'm going to have to quit being shy on AIM and talk ZOMBIES with you ♥

Thank you, it's broke my heart but it was beautiful XD

on 2011-06-11 01:32 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] timbitsu.livejournal.com
Omg your Charlesssss~ He actually looks like Charles <333 XD You've captured him so well with is swoopy hair and pouty lips :D

Rec! Erik is made to repeat the beach day over and over: http://1stclass-kink.livejournal.com/806.html?thread=424742#t424742

on 2011-06-12 11:09 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Thank you hun ♥ I've been watching the trailers and scouring Charles pictures (such a hardship...not *laughs*) to try and get him looking okay XD LOOOVE his swoopy hair ;D


That was WONDERFUL ♥ I loved how it showed his desperation to stop teh repeats and that it was Eric's choice to let go of the missiles and his anger that stopped the groundhog-day scenario. Thanks for sharing that XD

on 2011-06-11 01:34 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] noname-fan.livejournal.com
I'm seeing this movie tonight! Excitement.

Did you see the interview where he talks about having to decide how to do the ~*~psychic hand~*~?? http://youtu.be/ZP4ryVYGH_s I harbour such a crush.

Is it weird that I love how you do noses? The highlight on the bridge really makes the face for me. Actually I love the highlights in general. AWESOME

on 2011-06-12 11:13 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Yay! I really hope you enjoy it ♥

I saw the part about the cross dressing (so with James, that needs to be on the DVD extras) but not about the 'fingering himself* LMAO! He's such a lovely, funny bloke, we can share our crush ♥

It's not weird at all, I really love drawing them. I used to draw manga so never really did noses like this, so when I changed styles I was all 'holy crap noses are awesome!!!' XD They really do make the face XD

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on 2011-06-11 02:46 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] othertoys.livejournal.com
Oh wow! That’s fantastic. His expression’s really awesome. \0/

Really enjoyed reading your thoughts on the movie, too. :)

on 2011-06-12 11:31 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
THANK YOU ♥ I love drawing expressions so much.

Hehe, I'm glad, I was worried it was a bit rambly and 'OH THIS ISN'T LIKE THE COMICS' ranting XD I really enjoyed the film, even if I'm being a giant nerd about it XD

on 2011-06-11 03:39 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] foxxcub.livejournal.com
That's fantastic, bb. ♥

on 2011-06-12 11:33 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Yay! I'm really happy you like it ♥

I just saw you posted bunnie fic *runs off to read it*

on 2011-06-11 04:12 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] sirona-gs.livejournal.com
DUDE, THAT'S PRETTY DAMN GOOD IF YOU'RE ONLY DOING IT FROM MEMORY. *______*

on 2011-06-12 11:34 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Ah, sorry to say but I did have a few refs on hand to help me, I wish I was that good XD I usually have to use them until I get the hang of how a person/characters face works, then I can do it from memory ;)

on 2011-06-11 04:17 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] johanirae.livejournal.com
Oh it is gorgeous, and the likeness is uncanny :D

on 2011-06-12 11:35 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Thank you so much sweetheart ♥ I swear he has the hardest face to draw ever, I though Arthur's was bad enough till I drew this lol

on 2011-06-11 04:42 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] ilovetakahana.livejournal.com
If it's okay for me to self-pimp, my own fic has been getting quite a nice response, here: http://archiveofourown.org/users/ninemoons42/works?selected_tags[]=253298

And for general fic recs, this is the list that I have bookmarked: http://funiculi-funicula.tumblr.com/post/6285238357

I do love your lines for Charles here - the curl of his hair, the line of his eyebrows and his determined expression. Love how it looks SO MUCH like McAvoy. :D ♥

on 2011-06-12 11:41 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Not at all, I'll be sure to be reading through them when i come back from my sisters :D

Oh gosh, there's so many that sound wonderful. I'll be on a reading frenzy tonight.

Thank you ♥ I was trying something a bit different than normal. It's so hard to keep up a realistic style though, I think I may try and simplify it next.

on 2011-06-11 07:22 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] paperflower86.livejournal.com
I still haven't seen the movie but I really like this drawing of Charles, he looks so fierce (can McAvoy actually look that fierce? In the pics I've seen of him he always looks so nice and sort of... idk puppyish I guess XD). And that popart style you went for comes across very well with the pixelation and the sort of psychedelic depiction of his mind powers.

I'm really going to have to watch this movie soon so I know what half my flist is actually talking about.

on 2011-06-13 10:31 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
I'm really happy you like it ♥ I think I have a habit of making the guys I draw look fierce (So true, even in Wanted where he's a hard ass hitman, he's like a puppy biting ankles XD) I have such a love for 60's aesthetic like that, I have a ton of old movie posters in that style ♥

It's true that everyone seems to be into it, it's hard not to know what people are talking about too. I really hope you enjoy if you get a chance XD

on 2011-06-12 01:07 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] celemie.livejournal.com
THIS IS GORGEOUS AND MAGICAL DJFAHDFHGLHA
:DDDDDD

on 2011-06-13 10:33 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Yay, i'm so happy you like it sweetheart ♥ McAvoy being adorbs really helps things look pretty XD

on 2011-06-12 01:38 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] neomeruru.livejournal.com
Wow, I can't believe the likeness! I immediately know who it is.

on 2011-06-13 10:38 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Thank you ever so much hun *hugs* I'm so glad you think I got his likeness down as it was an utter nightmare.

on 2011-06-12 02:43 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] heavenly-rain.livejournal.com
Oooh I love the eyebrows and the intense look and his haaaaaaair! <3 <3 <3
And how unfinished it is~

I had to skip through the spoilers because I haven't seen it yet... I'm starting to believe this will be my favourite X-men movie ;D

I'm totally waiting for your Magneto because Fassbender is just asfsdfsaklehtwieuhr GORGEOUS!!! XD

on 2011-06-13 10:46 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Thanks you XD Hee, I was so lazy with the unfinished look, but that can be blamed on my poor computer being on it's last legs and making PS crash...constantly ;_;

Oh yes, my post is VERY spoily, don't look XD I liked it as much as X-men 2 which was my fave till now. hope you love it as much XD

he's proving to be a gorgeous pain to draw, but I wont complain about searching for refs to looks at...closely *coughs*

on 2011-06-12 05:13 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] burntcopper.livejournal.com
mmmm, pretty, pretty James McAvoy.

...would it be bad of me to request Eric in the outfit he wore in Argentina? I completely deny all sixties spy fetishes. All of them. :cough:

I just saw the film. I desperately need to fangirl Jane Goldman for that script. 'More tea, vicar?' And the slash. Dear lord, it was on Eagle of the Ninth levels. Only as equals.

on 2011-06-13 11:06 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
He's so lovely, isn't he?

NOT AT ALL XD He looked utterly gorgeous in it, so it's something that has to be drawn ;) Who can deny a 60's spy fetish? You can share that with me hun. I'm a huge fan of old spy shows like The Champions ect The suits, the outfits and whole aesthetic is beautiful.

She's an amazing writer, did such a great job on the Kick Ass script too. Could that line be anymore English? Those two films just didn't even bother to hide the slashiness and I love them for it. Bromance is such a beautiful thing ♥

on 2011-06-12 05:52 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] adelaide-rain.livejournal.com
Love it, you've really captured his look :)

on 2011-06-13 11:08 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Thank you so much hun ♥ He's so hard to draw, very much like JGL. But I love a challenge XD

PS sorry I haven't replied to your email yet, my AOL account won't even load right now. Every things dying ;_;

on 2011-06-12 06:35 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] motetus.livejournal.com
Oh wow, WOW. This is utterly fantastic - those lips and eyebrows! They're perfect. :D

I've been going through all your art this evening and making all sorts of embarrassing happy noises because it's all SO WONDERFUL. And all your gorgeous Eames/Arthur stuff - I thought I wasn't ever going to be interested in that fandom, but now I have the urge to go hunt down some good fic...

on 2011-06-13 11:15 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Awww thank you ever so much ♥ Sounds strange to say but he has such amazing eyebrows :)

Oh wow, that means a whole lot that you liked it enough to look through my messy journal, AND to look up Arthur and Eames fics *hugs* Truly, thank you ♥ Have to say if you do look at some Inception fics, you'll be so spoiled as there are some amazing stories and writers in this fandom, i'm in awe of them a lot of the time.

I just looked at your journal, because i'm nosy, and I adore your Eagle art so much. I saw it a few weeks back and completely fell in love XD

on 2011-06-12 08:07 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] eloquent-toast.livejournal.com
Wow, this is just BRILLIANT! I love it! Your style is truly lovely!!!

on 2011-06-13 11:17 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Thank you so much, i'm really happy you like my style XD

on 2011-06-13 12:17 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] keelain.livejournal.com
SO I JUST WATCHED THIS MOVIE

AND ALL I COULD THINK WAS (ASIDE FROM THE BLATANT BROMANCE AND OFFSCREEN SEXING), BEAST, YOU ARE SO PRETTY, WHY DO YOU WANT MORE.

on 2011-06-13 11:19 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
I KNOW RIGHT. SERIOUSLY HE'S SUCH AN ADORABLE GEEK I WANT TO SQUISH HIM TO BITS. Can he not see that? ;_;

(oh man the bromance ♥♥♥ Between A/E bamf-ry and E/C's epic tragic love, I feel so spoiled right now))

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on 2011-06-13 02:55 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jou.livejournal.com
<33333333333333 SO MUCH

on 2011-06-16 10:35 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Thank you so much Jou ♥♥♥

Oh my god can there be a more appropriate icon? Kitty tell it like it is hun XD

on 2011-06-14 06:01 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] templemarker.livejournal.com
I love this, this is awesome, yay yay yay yay.

on 2011-06-16 10:35 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Thank you so much. It was a joy to draw XD

on 2011-06-17 01:35 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] ibonekoen
That's amazing. You're truly talented, and you captured James McAvoy's features perfectly.

on 2011-06-18 12:49 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] cathalin.livejournal.com
Oh, WOW.

I'm just in love with your art. This Charles is amazing! <333

on 2011-06-18 04:25 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] sasha-feather.livejournal.com
This is great; I love the details and colors.

on 2011-06-23 07:20 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] openmydoors.livejournal.com
THIS IS SO GORGEOUS!

on 2011-07-07 02:56 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] dreamlittleyo.livejournal.com
Gorgeous! And I love the way you've left the coloring effects partially unfinished - it actually gives the whole thing a really interesting feel. Beautiful!

Also, I may be late to the party but if you are still looking for fic recs let me know. I have been RAMPAGING and there is so much amazing stuff out there. ^_^

on 2011-07-07 04:29 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Thanks again ♥ I saw all these old 60's posters done this way and thought how perfect XD

Oh man you're not late at all, I would love for you to share some recs with me, yay! I caught up with a few fics recently, but there's so many more I know i'll have missed.

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