Welcome back and I see the “Force” has guided you back to another chapter of “As the Jungle Turns.” We left our heroes searching for a mode of transportation down to the land below as the Twins are para gliding away. The team has found an alien mode of transport and are searching for the villains in the clouds and debris.
Pia began drawing this great piece before finishing Chapter 21. Fortunately we were able to tie chapters 21 and 22 together.
To tie in the Star Wars movie theme, we decided to part ways with our friend, “Harry the Yeti” and twist our story a bit. For the rest of this chapter, I’m going to assume that you (the reader) has seen the first trilogy of Star Wars. In Return of the Jedi, the droid C3PO has found the tribe of the Ewoks and is able to speak their language. The Ewoks are amazed by his golden metal and believe he is a god. In our story, the Ewoks are amazed by Harry’s huge size as he has a furry exterior like the Ewoks but he is much more massive. The Ewoks embrace Harry and want him to protect their tribe.
Since Pia is from Germany, I suggested that we take our heroes to Berlin for a bit of “lolly-gagging” until more intel could be gathered on the Twins. So until the next chapter…..and may the Force be with you.
Welcome back to another Out-of-this-World episode of “As the Jungle Turns” or “Mary’s Saga.” We last left off with the team of Mary, Wayne, Harry the Yeti and Mr. Sides exploring the ‘Enigmatic’ cave but suddenly the cave began collapsing around them. We last saw large plasma arcs flowing outwards from the cave, but to where?
The team ran out of the cave but what they saw was unbelievable!!
Mary could not believe her eyes…..
The plasma arcs supplied energy to the alien spacecraft.
We had the idea that the Himalayan mountain served as a conductor for thunder storms and transferred the power to the generators.
This is why the cave was collapsing.
The idea for these floating islands came partly from the movie Avatar. We imagined floating islands but soon reveal a spaceship.
The Twins are in the background hand gliding from the floating islands to the land below.
Pia drew this flying ship and I thought how it resembled the flying craft from the movie John Carter. The flying craft on the movie used light to obtain its power.
While transitioning to the next chapter, “Star Wars” I decided to draw the floating island and reveal that after all of the rocks and earth had fallen off, it had revealed a “Cloud City”.
Welcome back for another episode of “As the Jungle Turns” featuring three chapters dealing with Mary and Agent W-D40’s adventures in the Himalayan Mountains. The word selected for Round 49 of Monkey Sidebars was “Incandescent” selected by Gaile Hughes or @natpatg. The ideas we had were Buddhist monks surrounded by candles and The Twins along with their sister, Faith are seeking sanctuary in the Monastery.
Pia and I spoke of introducing a new cameo scene with Mr. Sides as our contact in China and someone who could get our heroes up the mountainside. My original idea was to draw Mr. Sides as an anime character but Pia brilliantly said, “Why don’t you draw him in his style of drawing?” To which I replied, “What do you mean? In BONDAGE?!?!” Besides his seriously sexy drawings, his military art is also amazing. I studied his draws on Draw Something 2 to learn his style.
On this draw, we recruited the services of Pia’s husband to help us with the names of the elite forces in Germany. We now had Mr. Sides trained by the GSG9 and KSK.
One other item was to address Agent W-D40’s name. It was beginning to become a pain in the arse to say and since we were building a relationship, we needed a name. Pia listed names that started with the letter ‘W’ and ‘D’. Pia selected Wayne and I selected Duncan (being a San Antonio Spurs fan).
Pia was super excited about drawing the Dalai Lama. Pia has the talent for portraits…. as for me… well not so much.
This draw almost never happened because it was lost on Draw Something 2. Luckily I drew this for fellow Monkey member, Joanie Sween or @jasween116 who sent the pic back so I could screen capture it.
We were working on building a relationship between the two and incidentally we will refer to this draw in future draws.
During the writing process, we knew it would take great “Effort” to climb up the Himalayan Mountains. I spoke to Pia about one of my favorite authors, Jon Krakauer and the book Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster. She said she owned the movie version so we looked at scenes and came up with ideas to draw.
The idea was to draw the ice crevasses with Wayne slipping and almost falling into the crevasse. It would take a great effort to get him out or otherwise he would be found frozen next to a Wooly Mammoth!
In keeping with the Into Thin Air we decided to throw a vicious storm in the mix. The heroes in the book die from a freak storm on Mount Everest so I drew a storm that would jeopardize the team.
This drawing is referenced from the comic series Carbon Grey and added the start to the next chapter, Selcouth.
While coming up with ideas for Selcouth, I mentioned to Pia that I had just seen a childhood movie, Big Trouble in Little China. While looking for ideas for the Yeti or the Selcouth creature, I wanted to use one of the creatures on the movie.
However, we went another route because we wanted him to be loveable and cuddly yet scary to look at…. and we would name him “Harry”. I started looking for reference draws for the Yeti which there weren’t as many as there were for Big Foot. However I found a great one referenced from WYV1 on Deviant Art.
Pia drew this scene with jewels added to lead to the next chapter, “Enigmatic”
With the previous draw featuring Mary in a fur coat and fur hat, of course it would make sense that she had a furry set of lingerie! This scene shows Mary calming the savage beast similar to King Kong. In fact, the other idea we had for this draw was Mary being abducted by a large White gorilla but we scrapped that idea.
Again, I had just seen Big Trouble in Little China and wanted to draw something that would honor this movie. I found this reference draw from Supajoe on Deviantart.com.
Pia drew these symbols referring to the Elvish writings on The Hobbit. The team would need to decipher the code to go further into the cave.
While brainstorming for Chapter 19, “Enigmatic” we also took into account the following chapter, “Alien”. While our journey took us into a strange cave that had a “Selcouth” creature, jewels embedded in the cave and unusual writing in the cave we shouldn’t have any problems coming up with an enigmatic concept.
To decipher the enigmatic markings in the cave and determine what was behind the door, Mr. Sides had a German Enigma Machine. The machine was used by the Germans during World War II to read codes sent by the allies.
Once the code was interpreted by the team, they moved on to a whole new Enigmatic World!! What was found in the cave was something that should not be! A jungle-like atmosphere inside the Himalayan mountains! But how? The team would press on to explore this enigmatic cave while trying to find the Twins and Faith.
Here we were transitioning to the next chapter, “Aliens.” Speaking of which, this drawing was inspired by the movie, Prometheus (2012) which was directed by Ridley Scott and was intended to be a prequel to another movie he directed, Alien (1979).
In this scene, we gave the cave…LIFE!!! We would see the cave beginning to collapse and large amounts of energy being transferred out of the cave as if it were a large power source to a great machine!! But what would require so much energy and where was this energy being generated from? The idea was the mountain collected energy from electrical storms outside of the mountain that were stored inside the generators.
These three chapters tested our imaginations. So many strange ideas came about but because of words like “Selcouth” and “Enigmatic” we knew that our world could be no less than unusual!!
Welcome back for another episode of “As The Jungle Turns” with your host, Jaime Leos. And as always I am joined with my talented partner, Pia Langfeld! So sit back and enjoy!
We are going to combine both Zaftig and Voluptuous as they both take place at Zaftig’s House of Bodacious Women!
Before drawing Rabble for chapter 14, Pia and I began discussing how we would transition to the word Zaftig. Pia lived in Germany and told me that the word sounded like the word, “saftig” which meant “juicy”.
After checking on Google images, we decided that we needed to chase Faith and the Twins to a strip club named “Zaftig’s House of Bodacious Women.” However, because we are still on Faith’s turf the club will be very risky and dangerous.
While looking for reference pictures I came across a draw from one of our Monkey Sidebars members, Straylightv, who mentioned an artist named Babs Tarr. I began researching her and found a drawing that would be great for our Zaftig club theme. There is a restaurant here in San Antonio, Texas called “Old San Francisco Steakhouse” which features an older, gold rush ambiance and a swinging girl from the ceiling.
This picture brought me home.
I wanted a draw that would give an introduction of the dangerous and disreputable establishment. A place that was frequented by both politician and criminals.
Mary and Agent W-D40 would begin their search for the Twins and Faith. Yet as fate would have it, a pair of “twins” found them!!
The Zaftig dancer led the duo to Heidi, the bar owner.
Pia’s idea for Heidi was draw a bodacious barmaid and in keeping with the German Zaftig theme, she would be dressed like a Bavarian Oktoberfest lady with a name like Hilda or Heidi!
I immediately thought of the St. Pauli Girl.
Pia drew her in the style of Angelina Jolie with her zaftig-like lips and other ‘juicy’ credentials. Heidi’s character was that of a savvy business owner. There was nothing that happened at Zaftig’s that Heidi didn’t know about! She looked at Mary and demanded a dance on-stage in exchange for information.
Pia’s idea for the dance was to do something that would distract the audience while Agent W-D40 could search for the Twins and Faith. If there was ever a scene in a movie that strip club patrons were distracted and amazed it would have to be the scene from Flashdance where Jennifer Beals pulls that rope making the water drop on her! This was the inspiration for Pia’s next draw.
When brainstorming for the Voluptuous draws, Pia and I began throwing up ideas that “with all of the voluptuous girls at Zaftig’s House of Bodacious Women, Agent W only had eyes for Mary.” We wanted to draw an escalating relationship between Agent W and Mary. We wanted to build something as the next word for Monkey Sidebars was “Incandescent”.
I decided to draw Mary coming off stage with her clothes all wet!
She would come off stage, strutting her stuff yet playing innocent….
“My clothes seem to be all wet Agent W! Help a lady?”
Agent W being the gentleman that he is decided to give Mary ‘the shirt off his back’ revealing his voluptuous self. Pia’s idea was to draw a voluptuous male figure since we had all of these half naked women so I drew this for our lovely lady-monkeys. Claire Austin’s response was the funniest to me because the ‘love-trail’ of hair under the umbilicus made her chuckle.
We continue with the chivalrous acts of Agent W as he assists Mary with the shirt to keep her from getting cold. I believe Mary is impressed with his gentlemanly gestures!
Agent W and Mary were getting off track and off the mission. They approached Heidi to gain their information on the Twins.
Heidi led them to the land of voluptuous mountains….Tibet.
We had a lot of fun with these two rounds of words and our fellow Monkey Sidebars friends also had some HOT submissions!! Freddy Mercury said it best when he said, “Fat Bottom Girls You Make The Rocking World Go Round!”
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Viktor Cherubiev AKA ‘Cherub-Faced Killer’ reveals his plot to frame Mary for the death of Thomas to gain access into the trust fund to pay off gambling debts… Now Mary knows too much!
Artist: Jaime Leos
Mary finds herself in serious trouble. She was in love with Thomas and he broke her heart leading her to a state of ebullition. Then he sets her up for humiliation on ‘The Heraldo Show’ and ultimately sets her up as his killer only to find out that he is not dead but involved in a conspiracy! How did her life spiral out of control!
Stay tuned to the next episode of ‘Jungle Turns’.