Thursday, May 31, 2007

Dog Days of Work

I realize it's been a bit since I posted, so I'll give something. This cute little mutt. Yeah occasionally at work I get asked to do caricatures of people's dogs. I always find it a bit challenging because they aren't human faces. And when you toss in the fact that I'm usually working off a cell phone or something, it makes it that much harder to get a decent likeness. Still, I feel like I achieved something with this one. So wala. I share it with thee.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Movie Review Friday

So maybe, just maybe, I'll toss in a movie review or eight from now on for Fridays. ever since I got the Blockbuster Online subscription, I've been living in movie rental bliss. And I see myself more and more wanting to sketch while watching. So my Friday's are going to littered with movie reviews of sorts, accompanied by art from said flicks.
We'll see how long I can keep it up.

Happy Feet. Yeah, didn't make me too happy. I don't understand exactly how this beat CARS for best animated picture. It was a bit overloaded with music and confusing going on's. I didn't like that every penguin looked basically the same, and the stroyline in my opinion, was a bit...well blah. And eventhough the animation was quite good, my kids wouldn't even sit through it.
So yeah, not good for me.

The Pursuit of Happyness. Good stuff. If you're a father you can truly relate. You can't help but feel sorry for the main characters struggling to grab a foothold in life. And dammit if I didn't want to buy one of Will Smith's Bone Marrow Machines myself. Definitely inspiring and touching, and the Fresh Prince and little Willy did a great job. And what a Captain America cameo!

Which brings us to CRANK. Wow what a hokey flick. Action packed and crazy fast. The premise sees a hitman named Chelios injected with a lethal China cocktail. The only way to slow inevitable death is to keep his adrenaline going.
The flick was completely unbelievable, overly violent, and sex driven, (let's hear it for the public dicplay of affection in Chinatown.)
In other words, yeah, I loved it.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

To Infinity And Beyond

Here's another piece from quasi-concept to finish. The challenge was to draw Buzz Lightyear in "my" style. So I started with a few sketches here and there. Fleshed out the color scheme. Then put it down to layout, and wala.
I bought a little nothing WACOM to work on my coloring skills, but unfortunately ran out time before I could put it to use on this piece.
But I'm determined to start making magic with it.
By the way. I totally dig ZURG, what a great bad guy.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Screwin Round

I drew Donna Troy at random. She was one of those characters I'd never drawn before so I figured what the hell. I initially did the standard comic style version before fiddling round with a looser more cartoon style.
I inked that one, and decided to throw some quick color on it. Figured it needed some sort of background, and wala.
Kinda cool I guess. Her head's a bit on the large side, but other than that I was fairly pleased. Now one of these days I'll learn how to color well on Photoshop.

BTW, I watched the Departed tonight. Wow. Lots of brain matter flying round. But good nonetheless.