The Time Traveller: Sci-Fi Movie Poster (Artwork)

Sample poster of a false fiction movie inspired by time travel. Artwork by Edrian Baydo, 3AD-7.

Poster of a false movie inspired from fictional time travel. Artwork by Edrian Baydo, 3AD-7. Manually digital painted in Photoshop using Wacom Intuos Manga.

 

Is there such a thing as time travel? Can we really turn back the hands of time, and correct what has been done? Can we go into the future, and see the things which are not even existing yet? What if every action, every moment of our existence living in false time, creates various repercussions in the physical plane? What if our universe hangs in the balance through the fabric of space-time, and by breaking the laws of nature, we are tearing realities apart? What if time is a product of the mind, and nothing more?

This is something which I came up just yesterday, a project which revolves around the genre of science fiction and time travel. Basically it’s a poster for a false movie I invented. The main character there is supposed to be a time traveller. He wields a futuristic super-advanced watch which enables its user to travel back and forth in time.

The story behind it, simply, was all of a sudden I became interested in portraying science fiction and time travel in movies, games and books. So I decided I would create an artwork which, I thought, would be blog worthy in Sir Cumagun’s blog site. I thought about it as I started to slowly picture out and materialize this small idea of mine, after which I began with the main production. I actually started by drafting a poem about time travel, which I thought was kind of disappointing to read, so instead I ended up making a mock up movie poster. In the process of creating the artwork I thought of the T.V. programs I used to watch in History Channel, “Ancient Aliens” for instance. There were episodes wherein the researchers there would insist that ancient people like the Mayans and Egyptians were capable of space travel, and eventually even time travel. That is why the physical structure of the character in this poster is inspired by Mayan and alien designs. In actual that would be the armor of the main character, who would probably be a human being. Also if you can see there in the poster, there is a quote above which goes:

“If man would try but never fail,

and wake each day but never late,

Then man would never dream of such a thing

as going back time to start again.”

This quote was originally part of the poem I made. I decided to use it there because that’s the best stanza among the five I’ve written. Plus I like how I wrote it, simple as it is. Moving on, after finishing painting whole image (which took me more or less a long 5 hour work in digital painting, counting the procrastination time I had throughout the process) I filled in the copy text and visual effects for the title and background. I used a glowing effect for the font, and added a lens flare effect for a mystical feel. Now it kind of looks like a magic and science fiction movie poster, although I think it’s still pretty decent and fitting for the genre. After a few sprinkles of photo enhancement I finally finished this little piece of artwork. I named it, “The Time Traveller”, well, basically because it is a time traveller. So yeah, I hope this artwork would be enough to satiate my sudden interest in science fiction, and I hope I learned a lot in the process of making it. I hope this image brings inspiration to the curious and playful mind; that science can be twisted and played around in fictional fantasy, and perhaps even in reality sometime soon. This is fiction, based on theoretical science.

 

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“The Theory of Everything” 2014 Film

“The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s.“

The upcoming movie is about the life of Stephen Hawking, one of the most renowned astrophysicists of our time. The story is about his romantic and yet tragic affair with life. It revolves around his academic struggle as a student, while fighting with paralysis, and eventually to his great achievements as a man of science.

Personally I think this movie will be significant to me. First of all I love Hawking as a scientist. I love seeing him on those science channels I watch when I want to learn about space and stuff. I love the fact that despite the incapability he has, he was, and is still able to contribute greatly to understanding the origin of our material world. I know that he has extensive researches about black holes, space-time theory, and quantum mechanics. Though I honestly do not know what any of those words mean (not to be taken literally) and I’m not quite in the mood of institutionally studying those any time soon, I believe it generates curiosity to the average man and it helps start up a conversation. In short, It compels us to dream and imagine.

I, for one, am really interested in science, even as an artist, and I believe that the more we know about the universe the more we would be able to appreciate it. There is just something about space, least the thought of it – the stars, the other worlds, the possibility of consciousness out there, that gives me goosebumps. I think, or rather feel, that we are somehow connected out there in the vast openness. Connected to everywhere to be exact; by what, well, god knows who. Though I am not usually that guy who easily buys mysticism in science, I am honestly in love with the thought of it. Then again, talking about science in general, I am really a huge huge fan, especially of astronomy. We are all fans I bet, secretly somewhere deep inside of us. Could be the rooted as a result of human nature, just like how men find fascination in understanding the cosmos ever since the dawn of time, which, in relation to that, could probably also be the reason why I, as a kid, wanted to be an astronaut when I grow up (which is probably also the same dream of about 7 out of 10 kids). The very same reason I guess why I adored Stephen Hawking the moment I first saw him on screen.

Overall I am confident I will love this movie. I am not a casual fan of the emotional and sad movies, but I am pretty curious about Hawking’s life. I want to know how it feels for a person to love others in spite of difficulty, by his example. I want to know how an individual can overcome his own struggle, through his experiences. I want to dream just like he did, and have the guts to follow it to the skies. I want to digest the fact that even though what has become of him today, Stephen Hawking is still human; a human that hopes, loves, and lives. Just as he said;

“There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. However bad life may seem, while there is life there is hope.”

 

Edrian Baydo, 3AD7