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Ask Movie Slate - Krampus

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Ask Movie Slate - Episode 171

This was one of the most enjoyable drawings I've ever done for Ask Movie Slate. Very rarely I can step outside the boundaries set by the show itself, with very few characters that don't have the structure set for equines in that world. Even drawing alicorns doesn't pose a challenge anymore because all you have to do is just make them slightly bigger, and add an extra body part. Being able to draw a character that doesn't follow those norms was a joy, and I can't wait to draw him again (Oh yes, he is coming back for a few more updates). I spent way too much time working on those curvy horns, and adding chains all over the booth. I've put a couple of Easter eggs here and there, so I invite you guys to find them!

"Krampus" was one of the most gleefully surprising movies of the year. It wasn't really horror per-se, but it was tense enough to engage me. It felt like a Sam Raimi movie if Sam Raimi kept on making films instead of getting swallowed by the Hollywood machine. It's very creative, it has memorable characters, good acting, and it's clever enough to work even outside of the Christmas season. Plus, like every good horror movie, it's below an hour and a half in length, so it doesn't overstay its welcome and feels just right. If you want some good fantasy/horror movie that you could watch any time of the year, and you are a fan of movies such as "Evil Dead", "Gremlins" and "Drag me to Hell", definitely watch this one.

At first I thought about drawing Malice here wearing Krampus' outfit, with the lowbrow hoodie, and the hump, and everything else, but as I worked on his body structure I realized that drawing him naked was more interesting. It loses a bit of the scary impact, but I think this too creates another type of tension, that of not knowing if he is just fooling around, or something more serious. So I lifted his legs, drew him full body, wearing nothing but a top hat, and of course I had to draw his goat feet (got to have those goat feet man, they are awesome). Perhaps it turned out a bit more saucy than what I was going for at first, but that's how the character is! Plus look at all the fluff. He's a fluffy goat guy, how could I dress him up? Besides, Movie Slate is covering the important bits, right? Don't worry about her, she's fine.

I hope you guys enjoy this one, which you might as well consider the very last picture I upload in 2015! It's been one hell of a year, and I can't wait to see what 2016 has to offer. We shall start the year with some more new arts and projects!

Please, let me know what you think of it in the comments. I appreciate and every single one I receive.

Featuring: Malice, from Lil Miss Rarity (Warning: Blog features gore, violence, and adult themes - NSFW).

Thank you!

You can check the update on Movie Slate's blog right here.

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ardashir's avatar
I wonder, will we ever see Movie Slate cover the infamous 1959 Mexican Santa Claus movie? The one where Santa and Merlin take on Pitch the demon?
jamescorck's avatar
Maybe?

I've yet to find a copy of that one so I can sit down and watch it. If I watch it, and it gives me something, I sure will review it with Movie Slate.
ardashir's avatar
I hope you find a copy of it then. I don't know if you can or would do it like this, but it may very well be on YouTube or some of the other online video sites. I've found a lot of rare 'classics' on YT.
jamescorck's avatar
There's a lot of those, as well as plenty of public domain films.
tyruvelp's avatar
LMR need more update 

"Besides, Movie Slate is covering the important bits, right?" covering them ... how...? that body pose + imagination +location of her ... hindquarters + scrunchy face ... you sure this don't need a mature tag...?

ignoring the fact that he has magic... that hat would be near-impossible to put on like that 


i also had the same questions about movie slates hair 


jamescorck's avatar
I agree, we need more LMR.

I wouldn't read much into that comment. It's my way to say I will never draw Malice in anything more saucy than this. Movie Slate is sitting on a nice pouch of more fluffy hair, because Malice is 80% fluff.

Ignoring the fact that he has magic, it's impossible to levitate like that in the air. I think he could totally put on that hat. He'll just have to remove his horns, put the hat, then put his horns again. Easy.

Movie will go digital, but her hair will remain analog. Especially her tail.
tigreanpony's avatar
This is very interesting and the drawing is fantastic you really did good with the shading.
jamescorck's avatar
Thank you so much!

I am glad that you like it, it was fun shading this from start to finish :D
SnapCentino's avatar
I have no idea how many hours I just spent binging that blog, but I feel somehow empty.
jamescorck's avatar
Which blog? Ask Movie Slate or Ask Little Miss Rarity?
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BratB2094's avatar
Yeah, kind of miss him. Wonder when he will come back...
Hopefully soon...
jamescorck's avatar
I miss Malice as well. He needs to show up more often in the blog.
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