Saturday, September 26, 2009
Couple of these doodles came about while I watched characters on the BBC version of Day of The Triffids. Using the ROKU hardware plus netflix instant view. It's really a cool way to watch movies that are hard to find or that you'd never buy. I've seen BEAT GIRL with Oliver Reed as a young punk. Shriek of The Mutilated. Both versions of THE RAZORS EDGE. Three episodes from The AVENGERS from 1967. Warhol's HEAT. Jackie Chan Michelle Yeoh SUPERCOP.
It's the way TV ought to be. Movies and TV shows you hand pick and no commercials.
The note on the doodle about Hellblazer csme from an attack of the show note that the new one is all Simon Bisley
Added a sketch of Brad Harris and Bob Hoskins.
Friday, September 25, 2009
What a load of great information, put in a way that is instantly digestible.
Take a look. Y'all won't regret it (me, I'm all tangled up in the section about "intelligent distribution of detail," not all over, but smart-like (like I almost never do)) ...
The title is a link, but you can also go here.
Monday, September 21, 2009
I was surfing around, looking for vintage book covers and found this one.
It dates back to 53 I believe. Making it as old as me.
Can you name the movie made from the Philip K Dick novelette, Second Variety?
I was also surfing using some old links. Found this on shipping container architecture. The title is the link. I sketched the simplest one that I liked. It brings out the lego kid in you to think about shipping container arrangements and stackings.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I was fascinated with the idea there might have been a time (1969 or 1970) when a person could go up a Canyon road around Malibu and soon arrive at hippie quonset huts.
The film is 1978 but is portraying the Viet Nam era.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Looks cool to me
The popular TV series ULTRA GALAXY: MEGA MONSTER BATTLE will hit the big screen in Japan this year with MEGA MONSTER BATTLE: ULTRA GALAXY LEGENDS – THE MOVIE (Daikaiju Batoru Urutora Ginga Densetsu THE MOVIE).
For the new movie, Tsuburaya Productions have joined with world-famous distributor Warner Brothers, with their eye on the global market. For its domestic Japanese release, the film is planned to open in December for the New Year movie season.
Ultraman first appeared on TV in 1966. In the 43 years that followed, there have been various new Ultraman characters seen in a succession of TV series and movies. Including the various shorts and animated series, this will be the 38th Ultraman production from Tsuburaya Productions.
The movie is directed by 38-year-old Koichi Sakamoto, who has worked predominantly as executive producer on the long-running American TV series POWER RANGERS.
Sakamoto visited the USA as an international student in April 1989 after graduating from high school, where he began studying English, before landing his first major part as an actor in the 1994 movie GUYVER: DARK HERO. He eventually joined the production team of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS (1993-1996) as a stunt director, going on to fill the roles of director, action director and executive producer for many of the subsequent POWER RANGERS series.
The main antagonist in the latest movie is not a monster but an Ultraman. A new character, Ultraman Belial, is cited as being the first “villainous Ultraman” in the 43 year history of the franchise, who was locked away in the space prison by the mighty Ultraman King tens of thousands of years ago.
The story heats up when Belial breaks free from his prison, and plans to use the Giga-Battlenizer to control 100 giant monsters and conquer the galaxy, shrouding the home world of the Ultramen in a state of darkness. Set in nebula M-78 on the Star of Ultra – the home world of the Ultramen – original Ultra heroes Ultraman and Ultra Seven stand with the popular Ultraman Mebius against the devious Ultraman Belial. As the movie takes place in their homeland, the heroes are not restricted by the same 3-minute timer as they are when they visit Earth.
The Sponichi magazine revealed today that the movie will also feature 50 Ultraman characters, 18 of which were named; Ultraman, Ultra Seven, Ultraman Jack, Ultraman Ace, Ultraman Taro, Zoffy, Ultraman Mebius, Ultraman Hikari, Ultraman King, Father of Ultra, Mother of Ultra, Ultraman Leo, Astra, Ultraman 80, Yullian, Ultraman Neos, Ultra Seven 21 and Ultraman Boy.
Original actors Susume Kurobe and Kouji Moritsugu return to reprise their roles as Hayata (Ultraman) and Dan Moroboshi (Ultra Seven) respectively, facing off against an army of over 100 giant monsters!
The film will open to theatres in Japan on December 12th.
I like drawing trees because I like to pretend I can draw environments. Trees are easier than buildings, and pretty too.
Here's a cool site for reference, I found it on Facebook via Doug Tennapel.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
And if you head over today, you can read all about the "Ballad of Cougar Ridge," (again, fascinating).
The (link) title is referring to my new favorite art instructional book. It's like the temple of the 7 golden camels condensed into the best, lucid art lessons ever put on paper.
I'd compare it to Elements of Style for brevity and focus. A great book.
The doodle is a caricature of a film director and one of a boxing promoter. Try to guess which is which. I think the boxing promoter was named Art if that helps.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Quick ref of male profiles. Mainly noting how much more room there is from the nose to the ear than most artists draw when drawing without reference. A brain has to fit in the skull but people shorten and compact the roominess needed for the back of the skull.
Title is a link to tons of art.
I almost got a job on PS magazine when I first came to San Diego 25 years ago. Jeff Jonas and Steve High had just vacated positions on the magazine. They needed someone that could ape that awesome Eisner look. If you know Steve High's art, he was the best.
Anyway., this is a treasure trove of things that Eisner probably had at least as much enthusiasm for as The Spirit.
I got the link from facebook friend Terry Beatty. He works for the magazine Scary Monsters and also did the Ms Tree's comic I provided with the Scythe back up feature (provided badly)
I added a Viking or Roman BBQ chef to the top. I didn't want to bump the Walt cartoon.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Does anyone know how to reach responsible people in Disney's legal department. On a suggestion by George Davis (some of you might know George from the film coloring jobs some of you had ... can't remember the company's name) I emailed Mike Royer about the cookbook and even though he hasn't given me a recipe (yet), he did dig out about ten sketches he did for Winnie the Pooh stuff that had to do with food. Excellent!! What fun work he did / does!!
But to use them in the book I need Disney's permission ...
Anyone know a strategy I might employ? I hate to just knock at the front door because the problem is I might get "no" right away and I want to avoid this, especially since at least 1/2 of the book's proceeds are going to two charities ...
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
The Jungle Book
A Diversity Of Creatures
Barrack Room Ballads
The Years Between
Plain Tales From The Hills
The Days Work
The Five Nations
Actions And Reactions
The Light That Failed
These three are in the worst condition...