More Lucas Minus Maya


Pointillism Lucas

The static electricity in Maya’s hair in that publicity still recently unearthed and featured at bugged me. Actually, Maya sort of bugs me. Not as much as Freezer Queen Sarah Caulfield, but I certainly wouldn’t want Ms. Lahan for my doctor. Making out in hospital corridors is highly unprofessional, even if the guy looks just like–erm– Richard Armitage . . . anyhow, I thought I would like this photo better without her, so I took her out. And then I had more fun with good ol’ Photoshop.

I should also mention I have a tremendous fondness for that little bit of extra flesh beneath his chin.  I want to give it a little pinch.  There is something very endearing about it.

Glass Block Lucas

Pencil Sketch with Color Bleed Lucas

Posterized Lucas

My personal favorite, sepia beach Lucas.

28 Days until Comic-Con!

 Yes, Comic-Con International 2012 in San Diego is just a month away.The “halliest of halls” has been booked and The Hobbit is expected to be the anchor presentation for Warner Brothers on Saturday, July 14.  More than 130,000 people are expected to attend, including asilomar and yours truly. Hoping to get my flight booked and put a deposit down on a room in the next couple of days. Thanks for everyone’s continued support!!

About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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  1. Oh my goodness Angie! I am so excited for you that one would think it was me going…LOL

    Oh please be there Richard Armitage. I know that Comic-Con is only one week after The Hobbit wraps up but just sleep on the plane and you will be nice and rested when you land in San Diego.

    OMG Angie!!! Please, please, please try to check in while you are oggling Richard. I want to know every single thing he said. If he coughs I want to know…..LOL

    • I am trying to prepare myself for the possibility he won’t be there (whaaaaaaaaa!) and yet trust in my heart that he WILL be there, ready to do his usual great and gracious job of promoting the project for Sir Peter and company. I just don’t want all you guys to be disappointed.

      In the past he’s flown from Budapest to London for the day to run the gamut of publicity interviews for Spooks and then flown back to resume filming of RH. I know NZ and Cali are a much greater distance apart, but I also know he’s a hardworking guy–and maybe he will have some time to rest after Comic-Con is finished. I think I am going to take my netbook instead of the laptop because it’s so much smaller and lighter. And I’m planning to take both my digital SLR and our minicamcorder. Just in case . . . 😀 They should have Wi-fi there. I would love to take my telephoto lens but the darned thing’s so heavy. Oh, I will have a recorder so maybe I will also be able to capture his voice for you all.

      • Budapest to London is only about 2,5 hours… I promise I won’t be disappointed even if RA doesn’t turn up because I’m sure it’ll be a fantastic experience for you regardless. And hopefully while at Comic Con, you’ll be able to do some “networking” too which could make it easier for you to return to work once you’re fully healed.

        • Looks like my travel time to San Diego will be anywhere from 6-8 hrs. depending on how long the layover is at the connecting airport (which will likely be Atlanta or Dallas-Ft Worth). There used to be a joke in the South–“If you die and go to hell, you’ll have to go through Atlanta first.” Which is still pretty much true. 😉 I will gain two hours when I arrive in Cali. Ah, jet lag! Won’t be anything like what I felt when we went to Europe. I could have sworn there was an earthquake going on in the hotel LOL

          My sister sent me a donation and said she certainly hoped I do get to see RA, but she also hopes this would help me with some free-lancing opportunities. So I am hoping to accomplish more than one thing with this trip. 😀 And I think no matter what, I will have lots to share with you all.

  2. I have to admit that I have not seen all the Spooks episodes with Maya’s character in it. I will rectify that over the weekend. I want to see what makes Maya such an awful mate. I doubt she can top Sarah Caulfield though. I just liked the fact that she had a different look. I kind of get tired of seeing handsome men in films paired up with skinny blonds. No offense to skinny blonds, but it does get old. Maya’s darker looks and more meat on the bones character was just a welcomed change. Even though I have not seen Strike Back I have seen movie stills of it. It would have been such a thrill to see Richard and that teacher (or is she a nun) be romantically paired….LOL If she is a nun than that would not be appropriate at all. But if she is a teacher then whoa. She obviously cared for Richard’s character.

    One reason that I love Daniela Denby-Ashe and Dawn French with Richard is because they did not have the stereotypical heroine look.

    • Sorry, she IS a nun. But she is thanking him for saving the orphans and telling him she now realizes he is a good man sent by God. It’s a very sweet moment when she kisses him on the cheek. (She had slapped him earlier, poor man) The aw shucks smile Porter gives her is darling. Actually, in SB, John Porter becomes romantically involved with Shelley Conn, who is a gorgeous lady of Indian descent, so she is definitely not the stereotypical blue-eyed blonde. Aare you familiar with the late actress Merle Oberon ? She was in Wuthering Heights with Lord Olivier. Shelley is her great-niece. Merle was half-English and half-Indian. And in my fanfic I paired him with another character played by Jodhi May, who has an unconventional prettiness with very dark eyes and auburn hair. Even those of us who are blondes like to give dark-haired girls a chance.;)

      • Oh Angie, why couldn’t you just LIE to me and say she was a teacher??? I am never going to watch Strike Back so I would never have known. So she slapped him huh???……LOL 🙂 HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            • I still rankle when I think of Diane saying, “We’re better off without him” when they thought John was dead. 😦 Even Richard said he was taken aback when he saw that scene.

              • So true Angie. It really pained me to hear her say that. 😦 How could she? I didn’t like her character from the start but that was it for me. Yet he wept when Diane died although she didn’t deserve him.

              • I didn’t write her very sympathetically in Truce, either. I felt like she just gave up on John after the whole Bratton debacle. She pulled away from him, not the reverse. And he obviously adored his daughter.

          • I’ll second that. What Richard does with the character of John Porter is just jaw-dropping, compelling, heartbreaking — he makes you believe, rather than think, That’s good acting.

          • Oh I agree. That genre isn’t normally my cup of tea but he is magnificent as John Porter! I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. In fact I just watched the whole series again very recently and was somehow even more impressed – if that’s possible!

            • I third that. I never would have watched SB if it weren’t for Richard as it’s not my cup of tea either but oh my God he elevated the whole thing up with his very presence. The violence (I mean when Porter shot or killed someone in some other way) didn’t bother me as much as it normally does because it wasn’t gratuitous, it was necessary. I only looked away when he was subjected to violence.

      • Wow, Angie you’re really a fountain of knowledge! I didn’t know Merle Oberon was half-Indian nor that Shelley is her great-niece! Come to think of it Merle and Shelley do resemble each other a little bit. They’re both exotically beautiful. For me, Shelley was the first female co-star of Richard’s whom I thought matched him “beauty-wise”, I mean she’s as gorgeous and sexy a female as he is a male. If that makes sense. 😉

        • My students always thought Mrs. Long was pretty smart. 😉 Actually, because of the stigma of being half-caste in those days, Merle was publicised in her early career as being the Indian-born daughter of English parents. In fact, she had an Indian mother and Anglo father. She had a pretty fair complexion so she was able to “pass.”

          Yes, it makes sense. Shelley and Richard did look beautiful (and HOT!) onscreen together, didn’t they? I have always thought she was gorgeous from the first time I saw her in Mistresses.

        • When I was younger I wanted to be a dark-eyed girl with dark curls and olive skin. Instead, I turned out to be another vanilla blue-eyed blonde with very fair skin. But given my parentage, it was highly unlikely I’d turn out any differently. My dad used to talk about our “fine Irish skin” and its sensitivity. 😉

          • I have dark hair, brown eyes (mixed with a bit of green) but fair skin which does not tan at all. Instead, it goes red, then the red peels off quickly then it goes back to being pale. Ah well.

  3. I Googled Shelley Conn. Wow…she is beautiful and exotic looking. Shelley is 36 years old and of Sri Lankan ancestry. She is dating another actor.. Too bad. I will check to see if Strike Back is available for streaming on Netflix or amazon dot com. You all convinced me to watch it but I won’t buy the DVD.

    Too bad about the NUN…LOL I bet if John Porter kissed her like Thornton did Margaret that would be it for her and the convent.

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