HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HERMANN GOTTLIEB! (JUNE 9) - I MADE IT WITH JUST A BIT TO SPARE! seriously i drew this so damn fast it’s not even funny. Newt may end up being the one getting the spankings, surprising Hermann like that. ;)
I’ve been drawing a bunch of stuff for a con this weekend, and out of all the characters I’ve drawn Dr. Hermann Gottleib was definitely the most fun. He is part of a thing with Newton. I’ll show you all the things later, now I have to get back to work. About 1 ½ hours, Photoshop CS3.
In this trance, his mind rolls over warm moments in his life, he feels like he’s drifting. He thinks of his first published paper in his teens, the first letter he received from Newton, when he wore his first binder, when he moved into his first apartment alone, the last time his mother embraced him in a hug, his drinking nights with the Kaidanvosky’s, Vanessa’s first sonogram… It all blurs and spills onto the keys below him.
There are so many great artists in the PR tag, with so many great styles. Now…Hermann’s a character that I’ve drawn in a (warning for slash) fewdifferentstyles for my Newmann fanart purposes. But I felt like doodling and experimenting a bit with new brushes…playing around with a fun way to sketch him. While I feel that my previous styles of drawing Hermann made him decently recognizable as the character, I wanted to play with incorporating a bit more Burn into my drawings for this little sketch. <3 D'oh, I am so incoherent- uh, the original point was that I was really inspired by the awesome stuff I see by other artists in the Pacific Rim tag to try and break my mold a bit. @-@ I felt like I’d gotten a bit stagnant.
Even the screenwriter of Pacific Rim knows what's up.
Day was eager not to be just cracking jokes in his role as the science advistor, Newt Geisler — but he is very funny in parts, as he spouts exposition and talks about being a Kaiju fanboy. At the same time, there’s one key sequence where Day is supposed to be basically breaking down after an intense experience, and they shot 20 takes until he actually broke, and was trembling and seemed as though he had really “cracked,” as Travis Beacham puts it. And his relationship with his fellow scientist Burn Gorman goes past “funny pairing,” becoming kind of emotional and sweet by the end of the film.