Monday, November 19, 2018

Megalobox

I've been watching the anime Megalobox, the spiritual remix of Ashita no Joe on Hulu and it is GOOD. It's got some sick R&B beats, a bit of grunge and the mood and art style is like Ashita no Joe, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and Hajime no Ippo smooshed together!



(Also, Joe has an adorable curly fro in this one XD! Reminds me of Spike and Mugen).

But please, if you haven't watched the original Ashita no Joe first please watch that trail-blazing classic! I clicked on it out of boredom and ended up getting sucked in and I normally am very picky with sports anime. Joe had some serious feels and some high caliber, nuanced writing. It was like Catcher in the Rye meets boxing :XD: This show also dared to cover the harsher side of boxing reality like career-ending injuries, brain damage, losing friends and rivals to the very sport you love. 10/10 for me!



Peace and God bless!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dymphna's Crown

 
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. (Isaiah 6:1)

Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, ... be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life. (Revelation 2:10)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Minio Karate



Some character concept art for a new series I'm working on. One of my antagonists at a young age.

He's a marten (a type of weasel) and is from an entire mobster family of weasels. I'm quite amused because they're pretty much what you get when you mix a cat with a rat right down to the semi-retractable claws. They're cute but also little killers when they're ready (related to the infamous wolverine).

Every time I design an anthropomorphic (human-animal) character it's a fun study in human nature and any corresponding animals that exhibit those qualities.

Character and concept © Tazia Hall 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Anastasia - Once Upon A December



I always get chills when the ghostly dancers burst out of the misty picture frames... and I melt when her Father kisses her on her forehead.

Considering the historical background of this film, it's pretty DARK (I love it!). I think this film was a big MISSED opportunity because they chose some goofy, dead wizard to be the villain instead of
the freaking BOLSHEVIKS hunting Anastasia down. That would have been much scarier and the struggle would have been much more real. It would have been a great "What IF history went differently?" theme. This film certainly has the visuals and cinematics to support it.

Don't get me wrong, I still like this movie, I just like to dabble in some alternative approaches :-)

Friday, August 24, 2018

Snowy Sneak Attack

Girl just wants to enjoy a cup of chai but noooooooo.....

(Bah, speed paint scrap.)

Acrylic on micron linart

Sonic and Sally belong to SEGA