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Welcome to my drawings page!  Below you're looking at a collection of pictures I've drawn from 1994 till date.  I've got dozens of drawings, and I'm going to gradually scan all the good ones and put them up here.  I do most of my drawings on the back of notebooks (and sometimes they're mixed up in a page of notes because I draw in class sometimes!).  I'm not a professional artist or anything, I do this as a hobby.  It's something I really like to do.

And of course, I'd love to hear what you have to say about these pictures!  You can View and Sign my Guestbook here.

My email address is karthik_abhiram@yahoo.com.

The News

June 25 - I delayed this update a bit, sorry about that.  This time I have two of my well-known drawings, Mission: Impossible and Face/Off, and also one of Alien 3.

I rearranged some of the pictures in this gallery as well.

Next update - soon.  One poster of Seven coming up, and also a couple of new drawings of mine!

The List

This list is not in any particular order.  You can click on the tiny little preview image or on the title of the drawing to view it.  All drawings open up in a new window.

Last updated 25 June 2002

Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible. Drawing by Karthik

Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible".

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This is one of my better-known drawings, and is a nice likeness of Tom Cruise from the poster of Mission: Impossible.  As for the movie itself, I liked it - I thought it was a great action movie.

John Travolta and Nicolas Cage in Face/Off. Drawing by Karthik

John Travolta and Nicolas Cage in "Face/Off".

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Possibly director John Woo's best American movie, Face/Off is a brilliant action film with fantastic acting from both John Travolta and Nicolas Cage.  I drew more than one poster of this movie, and this one is my best.

Sigourney Weaver in Alien 3. Drawing by Karthik

A poster of "Alien 3".

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Director David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven, Panic Room) made his debut with Alien 3 in 1992.  This movie for some reason was not appreciated by critics.  However, there are those (like me) who think that this is a worthy addition to the Alien series.  In my opinion, this is a very good movie, and I'd like to state here that Alien 3 is the reason I started liking David Fincher's movies in the first place.  Of course, his later movies, Seven and Fight Club are two of my all-time favourites.

Carrie-Anne Moss, Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne in The Matrix. Drawing by Karthik

Carrie-Anne Moss, Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne in "The Matrix".

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What is The Matrix?  As Neo (Reeves) finds out in this 1999 hit, The Matrix is the computer simulated world that we are all living in!  This drawing is the first one I did after a break of about 3-4 years.  Drawn 9 May 2002.
Extras: Do you want to see an in-progress version (GIF 331x287, 69 KB) of this picture when the shading wasn't complete?

Nelly Furtado in the music video of ...On The Radio. Drawing by Karthik

Nelly Furtado in the video of "...On The Radio".

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One of my favourite songs on Nelly Furtado's album Whoa, Nelly! is "...On the Radio (Remember the Days)".  And I also like it's music video (directed by Hype Williams) a lot.  This picture is a still from the beginning of that music video.  Drawn 10 Jun 2002.
Related Link: If you want to watch the video (not only this one, but several other Nelly Furtado videos) you can download it at UKNellyFurtado.com.

A picture of Nelly Furtado from her album Whoa, Nelly! Drawing by Karthik

Nelly Furtado - a picture from her album "Whoa, Nelly!".

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A drawing of Nelly Furtado, from a picture found on the inside cover of her album Whoa, Nelly! (the audio cassette).  Drawn 4 Jun 2002.
Extras: Yes, for this drawing I have a scan of an in-progress version.  It's here (GIF 261x518, 31 KB).

Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Drawing by Karthik

Sarah Michelle Gellar as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

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I finally got around to drawing a Sarah Michelle Gellar/Buffy picture.  I used to be a big fan of Buffy sometime back (not anymore though).  Drawn 21 May 2002 (actually I finished it at around 3 AM that morning).
Extras: I made several scans while I was drawing this picture - I managed to capture the drawing in 4 different stages before the final one.  If you want to see them (the first especially is pretty amusing) email me and ask - I'll send them to you.

Freddy Krueger in Wes Craven's New Nightmare. Drawing by Karthik

A poster of "Wes Craven's New Nightmare" with Freddy Krueger.

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Wes Craven created the character of Freddy Krueger (played by Robert Englund) in the New Line Cinema release A Nightmare on Elm Street.  This movie was the seventh in the series, and had an unusual plot - Freddy tormenting the real-life stars of the movie!

Jackie Chan in Rumble in the Bronx. Drawing by Karthik

Jackie Chan in "Rumble in the Bronx".

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New Line Cinema released an edited version of Rumble in the Bronx to American audiences in 1996 and it made Jackie Chan very popular in the U.S.  Not surprising since Rumble in the Bronx is a terrific action picture.  Of course, some of the other Jackie Chan movies are even better!

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Special Edition Poster. Drawing by Karthik

A poster of "Return of the Jedi".

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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) was the concluding part of the original Star Wars trilogy.  When the Special Edition versions were released here (1997), I was inspired to draw this poster from various Star Wars images.  Return of the Jedi was my favourite among the original Star Wars movies.

A 7-Up Can. Drawing by Karthik

A 7-Up Can.

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One of my drawings based on real-life inanimate objects (is that an oxymoron?).  I happened to have a green ball-point pen handy and it was the perfect colour for drawing this can of 7-Up.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Drawing by Karthik

Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day".

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This picture of T2 is probably my best Schwarzenegger drawing.  Granted, you only see half his face here because the cyborg endoskeleton is visible (the original pic was on a videocassette box) but I think I got the features right here.  As for the movie, well, who hasn't seen this?

Pierce Brosnan as James Bond 007 in Tomorrow Never Dies. Drawing by Karthik

Pierce Brosnan as James Bond 007 in "Tomorrow Never Dies".

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A red and blue ballpoint pen - pencil - notebook paper affair, this one.  I think this is a pretty good likeness of Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.  Tomorrow Never Dies was a fun movie to watch, although if you ask me, Brosnan's best 007 movie was GoldenEye (one of my favourite Bond movies).

William B. Davis as the Cigarette Smoking Man in The X Files. Drawing by Karthik

The Cigarette Smoking Man from "The X Files".

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I'm pretty proud of this drawing because I drew this with a black ballpoint pen and still managed to shade it nicely.  Used a LOT of black ink though!!  The mysterious character of The Cigarette Smoking Man a.k.a. C.G.B. Spender is played by William B. Davis in The X Files.  According to a piece of trivia I read on the IMDb, Davis is actually a non-smoker - the cigarettes he smokes in the show are herbal.

Dark Breed from PM Entertainment. Poster One. Drawing by Karthik

"Dark Breed" Poster One.

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Dark Breed is a low-budget action/horror movie starring Jack Scalia.  From PM Entertainment Inc., and directed by Richard Pepin.  This poster is drawn off the video box (my videotape is more than 5 years old and it still looks new!).

Dark Breed from PM Entertainment. Poster Two. Drawing by Karthik

"Dark Breed" Poster Two.

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Another Dark Breed poster.  This was drawn from a newspaper ad during it's very limited theatrical release here.

Jackie Chan in First Strike. Drawing by Karthik

Jackie Chan in "First Strike".

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This is one of my best Jackie Chan drawings.  First Strike wasn't the greatest Jackie Chan movie ever (that honour goes to Project A), but it was still a lot of fun.

Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman in Kiss the Girls. Drawing by Karthik

Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman in "Kiss the Girls".

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Kiss the Girls was a very nicely done crime thriller.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall. Drawing by Karthik

Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Total Recall".

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Total Recall is one of Schwarzenegger's best movies - mind-twisting, memory manipulating fun!  You can also see a pic of it's director Paul Verhoeven in this gallery.

Sylvester Stallone in Demolition Man. Drawing by Karthik

Sylvester Stallone is the "Demolition Man".

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Sylvester Stallone plays the character of John Spartan in the futuristic action movie Demolition Man - which is, well, not as serious as I thought it would be!

I Know What You Did Last Summer Poster. Drawing by Karthik

A poster of "I Know What You Did Last Summer".

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I Know What You Did Last Summer - a fun horror movie starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Director Paul Verhoeven. Drawing by Karthik

Director Paul Verhoeven.

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Director Paul Verhoeven has made films such as RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Starship Troopers (1997) and more recently, Hollow Man (2000).  This picture was drawn from a TV interview (for Starship Troopers I think).

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny in The X Files. Drawing by Karthik

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny in "The X Files".

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This picture may not be so good because it's done in a different style (rough and scratchy).  But I still like it.

Bruce Willis and Jeremy Irons in Die Hard With A Vengeance. Drawing by Karthik

Bruce Willis and Jeremy Irons in "Die Hard With A Vengeance".

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Die Hard With A Vengeance is a terrific action movie!  Another one of my favourites (the movie, not the drawing).

Evil Dead II. Drawing by Karthik

"Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn!".

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"We are the things that were and shall be again!  We want what is yours... LIFE!"  This 1987 movie from Spider-Man director Sam Raimi is a classic!  Believe me, you won't find another movie that mixes slapstick comedy with gory horror as well as this one!   This picture was drawn on notebook paper, so you can see the lines.  Also because of the pressure of the pencil, the paper's got wrinkles.

Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. Drawing by Karthik

Jim Carrey in "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls".

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Alrighty Then!

Wesley Snipes in Blade. Drawing by Karthik

Wesley Snipes in "Blade".

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This was done with pencil, a red and blue ballpoint pen.  I drew this one on notebook paper, which is why you can see the faint lines through the image.

Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt in Seven. Drawing by Karthik

Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt in "Seven".

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Seven is one of my all-time favourite movies, and it's director David Fincher (Alien 3, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room) is one of my favourite directors.  This drawing was made by recording a trailer for it on STAR Movies, pausing the tape and drawing quickly!

John Travolta. Drawing by Karthik

John Travolta

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This picture of John Travolta is actually from the Broken Arrow poster (I think I started out with an idea of drawing the entire poster, but there wasn't enough place for Christian Slater's face!).

Robocop - December 1994. Drawing by Karthik


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This is one of my very early drawings, done in 1994 (when they showed RoboCop on STAR Movies).  I remember I drew this on the back cover of a notebook, and after that I don't know how it got to it's current condition with all the plastic tape around it.  Anyway it's preserved pretty well now, as digital data!

Keep checking this page for more drawings!  I'm regularly adding new pictures to this page, both old and new drawings of mine.  Also, keep reading Karthik's Home Page, which will tell you what's going to be uploaded soon on this page!

NOTE: When I say I drew something off a TV screen, it means I recorded it on a tape, played it back, pressed the pause button when I came to the frame I wanted, and then drew.  VCRs usually pause only for 5 minutes, and it's very difficult in some cases to get the same frame to appear on the screen again.  Anyway, if you see a drawing like that, it means I drew it in about 15 minutes (assuming I paused three times).

NOTE: Pictures have been edited with Paint Shop Pro (adjusting contrast/sharpness, and resizing to an appropriate size).  File sizes are accurate, give or take a kilobyte, picture dimensions are accurate to the pixel!

All drawings on Karthik's Drawings Gallery are of course, by me, Karthik Abhiram.  More drawings of mine can be found at Karthik's Doom Pages.

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