Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Classics of Crap Volume 38- Wild Wild West

Hey guys, and thanks for coming back to my blog for another wild wild edition of Classics of Crap. Ever week, (or every other week it seems now) I draw the worst of the worst movie bombs ever. In the summer of '99, movie audiences had come to expect one thing over the Fourth of July weekend: a Will Smith blockbuster movie. Will Smith had smash after smash over this holiday weekend with hits like Men in Black and Independence Day. So, audiences (even me) were excited to see the latest from Will and his Men In Black director, Barry Sonnenfeld. And, oh my god, how disappointed we all were. Wild Wild West, made as a steampunk update of the 60's TV show, was so bad, so disjointed, so awkward, it became synonymous with bloated Hollywood excess. Dumb would be comedy and over the top CGI setpieces, mixed with terribly disturbing imagery, like using a man's lopped off head as a movie projector made for a flick audiences stayed away from in droves. Personally, I think the movie has a goofy charm, and some of the ideas are pretty clever, but it is a chore to sit through. The less said about Kevin Kline dressed as a woman, the better. *shudder* The best thing that came out of the whole fiasco was Kevin Smith's awesome verbal takedown of the Giant Mechanical Spider. Check that out after you watch the movie! See you next time!

I heart Natalie

An evolution of the lovely and talented Natalie Portman. Her restraining order against me expires in only 9 years! Hooray!

Weekend Life Drawing

Some more weekend life drawing at Art Center.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Community Art Show Teaser

Here's a teaser for an upcoming documentary profiling the artists that are featured in the "Six Seasons and a Movie" art show coming up this weekend at the Pixel Drip gallery in LA. I am featured in a couple clips. If you can make it to the show, awesome! But if not, I will be selling prints of my work. Just email me if you want one. They are $20 plus s&h.

My art is here

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

New Gallery Work

Here are some new pieces I've been doing for gallery shows around town. First is a piece based on Community. The art show is called "Six Seasons and a Movie", and is coming up in LA on June 23rd. More info here:

Next up is a piece I submitted to Gallery Nucleus' Beatles tribute art show. It got a special mention on their blog here:

Lastly, I did a piece for Monkeyhouse toys and their "Just Desserts" show. As of this post, my piece is still available to buy here:

I really enjoyed doing these shows and there are more gallery shows on the horizon, so stay tuned!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Classics of Crap Volume 37: From Justin To Kelly

Hey Guys! Welcome back to Classics of Crap, where we take a look at the worst bile Tinseltown retches up. This weeks movie is a little unorthodox, but I haven't done a musical yet on Classics of Crap, so here's (arguably) the worst movie musical ever made. Currently holding the #16 position on the imdb Bottom 100 list, the American Idol movie, From Justin to Kelly. Since I doubt any of you have actually seen this movie, a little backstory. Back when American Idol was just starting out, the first and second prize winner, in addition to all the fortune and glory they would receive from being the top singing stars of that year, would be to star in their very own BIG HOLLYWOOD MOVIE. In this case, the winner Kelly Clarkson, and runner up Justin Guarini, would have to go down with the ship in this contractually obligated maritime disaster. The movie was rushed through production, rushed into theaters, and then in 30(!) days, rushed onto video. The only problem was, no one was rushing to see it. The producers of Idol re-thought their movie idea, and the world was (sadly) never given the follow up, From Clay to Rueben. Too bad, that would have been epic. So, is "FJTK", as I call it, any good? Oh, hell no. But, it is hilarious to see first time actors go limp in front of the camera to the most banal and awkwardly written "romance" I've ever seen on the silver screen.

Life Drawing: Muscle Man

Here are some life drawing sketches I did this weekend at Art Center. 5-7 min, and there may be a 10 minute in there somewhere. It's a strange thing, ever since I started doing regular life drawing from models, I find that when I sketch, my cartoon anatomy has gotten more 'realistic'. I'm finding now have to fight a little harder to be more cartoony and abstract. Any other cartoonists out there have this happen to them?

Monday, June 4, 2012

Weekend sketching

Hey guys- here are some life drawing sketches I did this weekend. Models are from the Drawing Club in Glendale, and at Art Center in Pasadena CA. Last pic was drawn from pics from a magazine. Thanks for looking! :)