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The picture Mike took of the final product. Taken from an angle, so the image is not quite proportional.

The picture Mike took of the final product. Taken from an angle, so the image is not quite proportional.

Mike’s caption on Facebook: “I joke around with Melodie Miu about how with the casting of PATIENT ZERO, I basically shipped The Doctor and Margaery Tyrell. So she of course gives me the best Christmas gift: This amazing painting she did of Matt Smith’s The Doctor and Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell!”

We celebrated our 4th year anniversary in mid-December and before I went to visit Mike, I spent around 5 days on his present. Referencing our inside joke, I made a fanart painting of Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and Game of Thrones’ Margaery Tyrell.

I used these two images for my main reference:

This image is a lot greener than the official promo (http://bit.ly/1xmAybl). I liked it a lot more because the color of her dress stayed faithful to the book depiction of Tyrell color green.

This image is a lot greener than the official promo (http://bit.ly/1xmAybl). I liked it a lot more because the color of her dress stayed faithful to the book depiction of Tyrell color green.

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I sketched out the forms on 12″ by 18″ acrylic paper until I got the details like Margaery’s hair and The Doctor’s crossed feet in the way I wanted.

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Natalie Dormer and Matt Smith have the MOST interesting faces I’ve ever had to draw. Over the course of three days, I kept studying their pictures and painting over their faces until I finally got it right, particularly Dormer’s signature smirk.

Here are some versions of it before I settled on the faces I liked.

Version 1.

Version 1.

Version 2.

Version 2.

I unfortunately forgot to take a proportional picture of the painting in its final form in its wooden black frame. Currently, the painting looks most like Natalie Dormer and Matt Smith’s faces. So the first picture of this post is what I’ll show for now until I go visit Mike again.

Materials: acrylic paints, acrylic markers, Sharpie pens (for smaller details), acrylic paper, and colored pencils (for shadowing).

I’m so happy for Mike Le and his many successes. Here’s a few of his accomplishments so far:

Daniel Austin. (DARK SUMMER)

Daniel Austin. (DARK SUMMER)

      -Sold three scripts last year alone.

      -One of which, his action-thriller script, PATIENT ZERO, was sold within 6 days during a bidding war to Screen Gems.

      This guyyy.

      This guyyy.

      -Talented young actors including Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara), Grace Phipps (Teen Beach Movie), Stella Maeve (The Runaways), and Maestro Harrell (Suburgatory) as well as the prolific Peter Stormare were cast into his ghost horror film, DARK SUMMER. Directed by horror film darling, Paul Solet.

      -Wrote the first draft for PATIENT ZERO while on the production set of DARK SUMMER, more than a year ago.

      DARK SUMMER got picked up by IFC Midnight.

      -Stefan Ruzowitzky, who won the 2008 Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar for The Counterfeiters, is set to direct PATIENT ZERO.

      -British actors and fan favorites, Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) and Matt Smith (Doctor Who), have officially been cast into PATIENT ZERO.

      -He continues to tirelessly write numerous screenplays for both TV and film. His compelling storytelling has never been better and he has lots of exciting projects on the way.

Mona Wilson. (DARK SUMMER)

Mona Wilson. (DARK SUMMER)

And now the trailer for DARK SUMMER has been released yesterday (video below)! The film will premiere in the United States on Jan. 9, 2015. Mark your calendars!!!


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I gave him a DARK SUMMER-related painting as a Christmas/anniversary present that I wasn’t able to show for over a year because of spoilers.

It’s a rendering of an underwater kiss between the actors Gilchrist and Maeve. Done with acrylic paint and markers.

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EDIT. The new DARK SUMMER poster and social media banner has just been released!

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EDIT. Here’s another new social media banner.

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