Gettin’ Artsy over John Carter of Mars
December 6, 2009

I’ve been so fired up about James starring in John Carter of Mars that I’ve immersed myself in the entire Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. I love these stories and the characters. So, attempting to do more artwork and keep my skills from waning any worse than they have been, I’ve done some digital paintings. First I’ll share the James Purefoy as Kantos Kan painting I did in ArtRage2:

I’m not totally happy with the above image, but overall like it. Some of my skills are so very rusty it’s harder to get the vision in my head to come out right. But it’s slowly.. oh so slowly, coming back to me. 🙂

Next is my image of John Carter’s faithful “hound” Woola. Inspired by the scene in book 1 “A Princess of Mars” where JC demonstrates affection to the “hideous creature” for the first time. Woola is just bursting with utter joy. LOL

And lastly, created in Photoshop CS4, my painting of Ghek from Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. A very bizarre and rather creepy character that I just love.

It will be very interesting to see how Disney / Pixar interprets the wonderful visions created by ERB. I’ve sure enjoyed painting them up how I see them when I read his marvelous stories. ~Khanada

Solomon Kane @ Fantastic Fest Today
September 24, 2009

So, today Michael Bassett and Paul Berrow are in Austin where Solomon Kane will be showing at Fantastic Fest! I’m a bit frustrated that I couldn’t go, but tickets were impossible to get and time off from work after just taking 2 weeks for our UK trip was also quite difficult to achieve. We had wanted to gather up our friends here and make it a road trip… but now we’ll have to wait until the actual release (unless something new pops up that we can make it to).

James Purefoy was unable to attend the screening in Austin due to his schedule. He starts filming Ironclad very soon, which I’m just ticked pink over. Knight’s Templar, chain mail, BIG swords… 😉  Yep, that’s right up my alley! I’m hoping he has a great experience during the production and that he doesn’t hurt himself on set. LOL! There are stunt men for a reason, dear James. Take GOOD care of you, please. We need to enjoy watching you for many years to come and you need to keep your darling self in one piece. 🙂

Learning my way around…
September 23, 2009

I’ve been creating and updating JamesPurefoy.us for years now… managing his MySpace page for about as long, just started his Facebook page recently and also my Twitter, which primarily updates for James Purefoy fans, but have not really had a blog to accompany the site before. I’m a bit lost here at WordPress thus far, but as soon as I get the hang of it I’ll put the word out that it’s here and get it all linked up.

Over the coming weeks I’ll be doing as much promo for Solomon Kane as I can here. Trying to really get attention for it here in the states. Statewide attention and a distributor here will have a direct effect on other countries, such as Australia and New Zealand, when it comes to getting the film released everywhere. Seems Europe is covered, so now it’s our turn. Any help anyone can give when it comes to spreading the word, places that would be good to link up to and network with, etc, please message me directly or email me from http://www.jamespurefoy.us so I can consider your suggestions. Hope you enjoy this blog. ~Khanada