Crazy pencil...The Bulent Hasan Blog

You've reached the blog of Bulent Hasan, storyboard artist, mutlimedia designer, and breaking rules as an indie filmmaker. On this blog I'll be sharing my artwork on films in the past (which have all been aired, I do not post artwork provided to productions that are currently under production), and share some of what inspires me in my art.

I've worked on over twenty films that range from Hallmark Family TV films to disaster films where the world splits in half on the SyFy channel, to straight-to-video comedies about Dancing Ninjas. TO THE RIGHT you'll find links to view slideshow galleries of my artwork, which include personal design work, to sketches based on already hugely popular pop culture characters, and also storyboards from many of the films I've worked on already. Below, you can view the updated posts that include current artwork posted online as well as links to view my short film online.

For more on the various films I've worked on you can see a list on my Internet Movie Database listing HERE

To view my short film CHILL click HERE

If there are any other comments or questions, you can always e-mail me at bulenthasan_at_gmail_dot_com

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

SPEED PAINTING BATMAN: The Animated Series made w/SketchbookPro on an iPad

Since it was Batman's 75th anniversary I decided to contribute with what might be my favourite and most complete version of the character, Paul Dini's "Batman The Animated Series". It spawned more cartoons based on DC Comics than any other character, appearing in the Justice League, Superman animated, and countless spin off Animated films. what this also did was give us what might be the most definitive voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy, who continues to provide his talent to giving Batman a sound. Let's not forget Mark Hamill as the Joker, who's version of that character is now also the standard to this day. so more than the comics, the live action features that continue today, THIS, for me, is the most 'complete' Batman.

Made with an iPad2 using Sketchbook Pro, using a Bamboo Stylus by Wacom.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

SPEED PAINTING THE INCREDIBLES! made w/SketchbookPro on an iPad2

When I posted on my facebook page for requests to do speed paintings one of them was Incredibles, which also happens to be my favourite Pixar film of all time. It just also makes me happy the original team is returning for a sequel. 

Unfortunately when importing to photoshop and doing the logo from scratch to add to their uniforms, I lost the video on that. It also showed how I added the speed blur to Dash and made Violet turn invisible. So for some reason Quicktime didn't want to save the video. This is what I get for doing this kind of work and staying up late at night.

Made with an iPad2 using Sketchbook Pro, using a Bamboo Stylus by Wacom.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

LOST AND FOUND - Rediscovering the kid who dreamed big & moving forward

Just recently I started going through some archived back up CD's and DVD's looking for a specific document and I came about a bunch of old artwork, which included this old video. I've had to take the old video, recompress & upscale it to an appropriate setting thats actually viewable on Youtube, but its an animatic for my first feature length script, based on a story I created in high school, called "Black Project". 

Back when I was 19 the #1 dramatic show on TV was "The X-Files" followed by shows like "Sightings" about unexplained phenomenons, and its rival show "Unsolved Mysteries" on another network at the time, were my favorite shows. I was literally 'obsessed' with UFO, Men In Black, underground bases, above top secret scientific experiments, etc. See before the internet became a necessity in everyone's homes, all we had back in my day (I'm sounding SO old now) were these shows. If I wanted to get any other kind of info like this, I would have to get 'those' magazines, ones that would usually consist of "Bat Boy " on the cover and a Grey Alien in the white house meeting the President. Those were the only kind of media outlets I could find that could tell me anything regarding UFO's, Aliens, abduction stories, biblical influences, etc. So I decided if I was going to get into film, I'd tell my own story first, and experimented with this story, about a boy named Max. here's the basic outline;  

"A young boy gets recruited for a special exchange program which is a ruse to imprison him. The people after him are actually the people who created him. He’s a lost genetic test tube baby, a government project thats above Top Secret, what is considered a ‘black project"

The last time I worked on this script, according to the meta data on the file, was September of 2000. I worked for 6 years on an off on this, getting my ideas ready, getting my story down, getting the characters fleshed out. And to help me visualize my scenes, after learning Premiere Pro (V2) and Photoshop, I decided to storyboard, color, and roughly animate my sequence that had given me writers block. 

Looking back, I can't believe I made something like this. With the tools I had at the time, which is so obsolete its not funny (I believe it was on a P200 Intel Computer with 64 megs of RAM, and a 10 gig harddrive, really! My iPad dwarfs that computer that MADE THIS VIDEO!) and I also can't believe what I had to do in order to get my clip 'done'. 

It just goes to show that its worth revisiting something from your past that drove you to complete whatever art it is, in order to push you forward in the next chapter. 

And whats next for "Black Project"? After the rewrite, a comic book. 

BLACK PROJECT the COMIC, coming soon.....

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Yep, its the 200th post!! 
Decided to draw The Minions from Despicable Me 2. I say '2" because I've never seen the first movie yet!! But I love these characters and love their whole interchangeable, adaptable characteristics and looks they have for virtually any scene in the film (remember the "Isaac" minion in DM2?).

"Happy" by Pharrell Williams 
Made with an iPad2 using Sketchbook Pro, using a Bamboo Stylus by Wacom.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

SPEED PAINTING - THE LEGO MOVIE made w/SketchbookPro on an iPad2

No hiding behind it, I love LEGO. I've loved it since I was a child. Its the greatest toy ever made and now its one of my favorite films ever made as well. After going to see the film in theatres with my niece and nephew it was obvious I got more out of it than they did (i saw more in symbolism, subtext, etc) but it reminded me that there was so much to love about LEGO and that this film got it RIGHT! So after putting it out there for a request from the public my older brother just says "LEGO!" Well, here it is!

Music by Tegan&Sara, The Lonely Island & Will Arnett

Made with an iPad2 using Sketchbook Pro, using a Bamboo Stylus by Wacom.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014


As requested, from the stunt double for Deathstroke/Slade Wilson, on the show 'Arrow', here is DEATHSTROKE THE TERMINATOR!

When I put a request on my facebook page ( I got a lot of responses but when a very good friend said "Deathstroke...just cause...." I had to do it. He's the Stunt double for the main actor Manu Bennet who plays Slade Wilson/Deathstroke on the show ARROW which is filmed here in my home town of Vancouver, BC. This one took a few hours to paint, around 10 in total, spread out throughout the week. This one's for you James! 

Music by Olivier Deriviere (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra) - Remember Me Original Soundtrack, "The Ego Room" and "The Fight".

Made with an iPad2 using Sketchbook Pro, using a Bamboo Stylus by Wacom.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014


I've come to realize that as of this week I've been making "Speed Paintings" at least once every month, sometimes more, since February 27, 2013! That makes it my 1 year anniversary of trying out one thing completely different on a regular basis and sharing it with everyone on the net! 
My first speed painting, 1 year ago
What I've found is that I've learned how to revisit characters and styles of art that I loved growing up and it pushes me to do better with each piece. 
Here is where I started to 'mimic' artists who influenced me
I've also learned to FAIL! That's right, FAIL! I keep my failures and study them to figure out where I went wrong and how I could do better next time.
This was a major failure for me, only getting the Hammer right

One of the early ones, stormtrooper looked great but the 'cloning' turned out bad

I've learned new techniques using digital paint and that has translated to successfully not destroying a canvas with acrylic paints!
outta NOWHERE I decided to paint on canvas. 1st try!
I've also learned that digital isn't always the answer to every piece of art, but also to really tighten and hone my pencilling skills.
Here's the original pencil/ink 'test' image

and here's the final digital painted piece

I've also learned that Speed Painting Videos are a great way to combine my video, editing, motion graphics, and art skills all into one! Creating my Youtube Channel and pumping it out there on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Imgur Google+  Reddit and now my OFFICIAL WEBSITE are all great ways to get responses, and requests, from complete strangers.

So please enjoy this playlist and discover, or revisit, what made this year of attacking my art one of my best yet. Can't wait to see what's next! 

To view ALL the Speed Paintings as images just click HERE or look below for all the videos!