Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I love this *%#$@!!

I do I can't help it I'm a nerd for this stuff. Can't wait to do a movie about it.

Mandrews out


Blogger Matt said...

Heh. He has the wind at his back and calm in his heart. A good day to die.

Uh-oh...I dig the knight stuff too but I hope this doesn't interfere with your Western. I'm mega-pumped for that!!

6:16 PM  
Blogger Carol Andrews said...

Mark, the knight reminds me of Jonathan. Love the setting, can't wait either!

6:19 PM  
Blogger TikiAnimator73 said...

Is this a preview of things to come... because it is awesome!

8:40 PM  
Blogger Sant Arellano said...

Wait, what???

What movie?? Are you making a movie about the Crusades?

What, tell, tell!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, I got my first rejection letter, it actually feels good, at least they didn't told me to switch careers. I gonna keep boarding stuff.

Mandrews, do you have any advice for discipline, especially for drawing, I know I can get 100 boards a day, but the hard stuff is to just sit and draw, is there anything I can do to concentrate... besides concentrate???

Awesome drawing!!! love the line work on the arm!!

Good stuff!!!



9:54 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Matt------ Don't worry it wont interfere. Just doing a drawing to draw. Buut I must admit I love drawing that ol medieval stuff. So fun. especially when I made a brush that makes chain mail a sinch!

Mom----- Kind of does look like Jon don't it. Draw what you know i guess. Of course Jon is a little less...well...filled out than this guy.

Tikianimator------ eventually. always there in my head, stories upon stories upon stories within stories.

Sant----- don't go crazy on me now. EVENTUALLY I will make a movie about the crusades. Already got an interesting idea too. but not yet. Got some other things on th ehopper at the moment and a little elizabethan period piece about a swordfighter I wanna do first.

Rouge---- now this is wierd because I am responding before your post shows up. but thanks I'm glad one seat will be filled come show time.

Mandrews out

9:32 AM  
Blogger samacleod said...


9:37 AM  
Blogger mnmears said...

It looks awesome and it has such presence as it's drawn in black and white. It's a character and a world worthy of continued exploration and I can't wait to see more from the creative talent of Mandrews!

-- Leo

2:19 AM  
Blogger Jeremy Spears said...


I dig it man, hey I never told you this, but there is a group of people that sword fight in full armor at Verdugo park down here near Warner Bros. on Monday nights Lisa and I enjoy watching. They asked if I wanted to join in...(maybe someday after I get proper training from you.) HA. I've never seen full on swinging and clanking like that before...then the guys apologize if they accidentally hit each other in the wrong places. It's kindof funny. The whole event is really cool to watch, and there are some really cool poses to draw from as well.


9:13 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

samacleod---- dude.

mnmears----- Thanks man. Now what shall I draw next?

Jeremy Spears------ SCA guys? that who you're watchin'. rattan sticks on armor and shields??? Maybe you should join in. After you've recieved training from me of course. I'd love to see some drawings post 'em man.

Mandrews out

12:51 AM  
Blogger mnmears said...

You asked, "what should I draw next?"

OK, since you asked ... I just saw "Prince Caspian" and I really liked Peter Dinlage as Trumpkin (what a presence, I couldn't take my eyes off of him whenever he was on screen) and liked the flying dragons/griffins in the film.

Actually, lots of chainmail, serious swords and awesome armor in "Prince Caspian" -- seems like there's some stuff in there you might enjoy.

Still, I watched it after seeing some of your art and wondered how the armor, weaponry and somr of the characters would look if you had been the designer?

1:16 AM  
Blogger Thomas von Kummant said...

YESSS, MAN.....Now you are talking:-)
I hope you will follow this "Nerd-Thing"


1:54 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

MNMEARS------ Interesting proposition, design Prince Caspian or the armor they would use in the film??? Daunting. I haven't seen the film yet, it looks great. The only thing that I've seen in the trailers that looks really REALLY cool is the badguy king with the armored mask.

The challenge with designing armor is its been done so well through the ages its hard to come up with something fresh and new.

I'll try something. nice challenge.

Tommy!!!!---- I will follow this "Nerd thing" well I have been my whole life. Never get tired of it.

Mandrews out

8:24 PM  
Blogger mnmears said...

Yes, the bad guys' armor and mask seem to have a Spanish influence ... and yes, all of it looks great. There's actually a number of armored masks in the film -- and armor pieces for some of the many beasts in the fime.

I've seen European and Asian armor that you've drawn and posted ... but don't know if you've tried any Conquistador-looking stuff.

8:36 PM  
Blogger Benjamin von Eckartsberg said...

Your sci fi western sounds like a cool idea, but seeing the crusades image, I have to say: GO FOR THAT!!!
Guns for show, blades for the pro!:-)
A fellow crusades nerd

11:16 AM  
Blogger Tobias Schwarz said...

Just found you, great blog!

8:41 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

mnmears----- haven't done any conquistador armor yet just haven't had the oportunity. its great stuff. Ill check it out.

Ben---- I hear ya man. maybe the next book I'll go back to that. gotta stretch myself a bit man.
Rock on brother!

Tobias---- cheers man.

Mandrews out

11:25 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

Medieval stuff is the best! Now, does that guy have a horse.....??

6:35 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Love the flag blowing in the wind, nice atmosphere

6:02 PM  
Blogger ROHIT IYER said...


1:10 AM  
Blogger crylic said...

Super nice man. The fact that you do love this stuff so much really comes thru in the art.

10:27 PM  
Blogger GasMask Johnnie said...

I am a newbie...but I have to say...homeboy isn't pretty enough for a leading character....awesome for a Mentor no doubt....but no leading man wears a chain mail hood. These days. Rip it up bro....and for that litle western thing that you got brewin...( 5 days ago I saw some horses that could haul that STORY, you wanna get out of there you talk to me!

3:10 AM  
Blogger Rob A. said...

If you went with the crusade period for this, as it would look to be, that would be wild. The real characters form the first to third crusades are bigger and crazier than anything written in hollywood yet.
Crazy Templars, Brutal Kings who kill their own children, Leper Kings and a mad monk that convinced tens of thousands of peasants to march into the desert with nothing more than the rags on their backs!
I think his face is perfect for this time period! He is a hard ass for sure

3:57 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

I can't wait either! Really great drawing!

12:30 AM  
Blogger EL GRANDE said...

Wow! This image is so inventive.

3:54 PM  
Blogger Randy Bantog said...

I love it. Such a heroic composition.

9:39 PM  
Blogger julian loayza said...


I love this drawing!!!
I`d like to show you my work:

Thank u

12:38 AM  
Blogger julian loayza said...

I love this drawing!!!

I'd like to show you my work:



12:41 AM  
Blogger Fabio Lai said...

Great drawing, I like it very much.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Stephen said...

Mark- I'm pretty sure this is you. Not sure if you heard but Joy and I are moving from San Diego to Upstate New York to be close to my family and to have a few more rug rat(s)atouilles! Hope that all is well with you and the family and that Brian is doing well to. We saw your Dad at the family reunion in Greeneville! Tell him Joy, Andrew, and Stephen said hello! We wish you the best. Love reading about you and your latest films! Write us at Ciao, Stephen

12:27 AM  
Blogger pappy d said...

Don't leave out the Crusader cannibals!

12:15 PM  

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