Saturday, 5 August 2017

Dan Simmons - Endymion / Rise of Endymion - Radamanth Nemes and Shrike

radamanth nemes, endymion, dan simmons

Technocore cyborg Radamanth Nemes beginning to phase shift.

radamanth nemes, endymion, dan simmons

Radamanth is so essential to the story as a bogey woman, as the Shrike allegiance becomes ambiguous Radamanth becomes the character to fear.

radamanth nemes, endymion, dan simmons


Sunday, 7 May 2017

Dan Simmons - Hyperion / The Fall of Hyperion

dan simmons, hyperion, cloudpine451

dan simmons, the fall of hyperion, cloudpine451

I recently finished reading the last in the series, The Rise of Endymion, and it is as a whole the most ambitious story I have experienced in any genre.

It has taken a long time to get through the four tomes, and I needed to repeat Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion before beginning the two Endymion books, set three hundred years or so after the Hyperion books.

I won't attempt analysis of the story, as this is better found elsewhere, but this is the most amazing tale, with an array of really nifty ideas and philosophy. It chases the cosmos much more than the vast majority of the big science fiction authors I have read.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Les Thugs - Suspended Time (For SB)

From the album - Still Hungry, Still Angry

For me, the greatest French band. Absolutely love them!

I heard this once on vinyl in 1990 at a friends and was reacquainted only very recently. All that time this tune would occasionally pop in my head!

cloudpine 451, music, les thugs

cloudpine 451, music, les thugs

cloudpine 451, music, les thugs

Saturday, 4 March 2017

The Autumn Verse

My cousin Adrian's band, he played/sang/produced everything on this so props!

I have been working with him on the images.

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I was looking at this magnetic early Lucian Freud drawing for technique and did the drawing on a tablet.

Pauline Tennant by Lucian Freud 1945

I tried this technique before for a Philip Pullman harpy!

These are images Adrian sent me in the process. I sent the drawings and he came up with a way to set them. You can see he has a good eye! -

These are a few bits in progress...

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cloudpine451, music

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Qigang Chen's "Joie Eternelle"

This is lovely, it must have been such a challenge and it gets ragged but Alison brings it back so well.

Qigang Chen, cloudpine451, music