Saturday, February 23, 2008

A Card

It's my broter in law's retirement party tonight, so I made him this card. I drew it on a cheap notepad with felt tip pens and then had to try to fix it with photoshop. The paper wrinkled from the felt pens and then there were all these lines from the paper.

I think it looks all right. By the way, that is not my sister-in-law that he has his arm around in the photo!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A few sketches and a movie recommendation

A sketch of a picture I saw.

My youngest son. He was trying on hats.

Playing with markers, (brush pens). I am just starting to do this.

Here are a few of my sketches this week. I have been able to move around this week and actually get a few things done. I don't have too much to say about these sketches.

The next thing I want to do is a movie review. It's funny I would do this, but I liked this movie and because the critics panned it, I thought I would bring it up.

This movie is "The Martian Child". The critics said it was too sentimental and too predictable.
I rented it anyway because I like John Cusak. In fact I like the whole cast.

I was not disapointed and found the story very touching. It was was well paced and interesting. And I though the boy, Bobby Coleman was great. He gave a very strong preformance. Cusak was cool as usual and Amanda Peet was beautiful.

If I were going to grade this, I would probably give it a solid B, but that is just my opinion and you are welcome to it.

Here is a link to a song from the movie, which a heard and looked up. I have been listening to it for a few days. It's from a band named Guster.

Friday, February 8, 2008

The Real Me?

My arthritis has been bothering me lately, but I did do this sketch this afternoon.

My wife said I should do one of her with a lot of eyes. I thought that was a good idea! Very funny!

As I mentioned before, I have been looking at a lot of cartoons and graphic novels lately. I read Art Spiegelman's "Maus: A Survivor's Tale". Spiegelman's father was a survivor of the holocaust. I thought it was really well done. I kept putting myself in their place.

I have also been looking at Australian artist Norman Lindsay's "The Magic Pudding" This is a children's book, but the art is very good.

That's all for now, Jake.