Friday, September 30, 2011
Having recently begun to play with my gouache again and enjoying mimicking my beloved paperback and poster illustration of old, I took it and went hog wild for a couple of days. It turned out fairly well I think. I presented back it to Jason for his birthday. Now, I thought I'd put it up here.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee has been a fixture in entertainment for over 50 years, and at 6' 5" with a famously booming bass voice has largely mastered the art of portraying villainy. He was initially best known for playing Lord of the Undead, Dracula, in the long-running series of Hammer Horror films opposite Peter Cushing as Van Helsing (though this dynamic acting duo played a great variety of parts at the studio). This quick sketch is from one of the few roles where he got to be the hero in the adaptation of Dennis Wheatley's The Devil Rides Out where he saves his friend from a satanic cult led by Charles Gray. At 89, years of age, Lee continues to work and was seen in two of the biggest franchises of the last decade by appearing in both the Star Wars films and Lord of the Rings.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Little Candy Hearts, as part of the Emerging Cinematographer Awards. Our Director of Photography, Abe Martinez, will be honored as part of the program. Directed by Seaton Lin and Produced by Hunter Woo, the short depicts a story of intrigue as a modern neo-noir in Los Angeles.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
"Beauty, of course, is the most important requirement and the paramount asset of the applicant." - Flo Ziegfield
Monday, September 19, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Today's quickie was a flashback to many moons ago when I got to go on a tour of northern France. One afternoon was spent wandering the gardens of the palace at Versailles. In addition to the host of neo-classical statues lining the walks, there was the great Apollo fountain. The picture I took of it (reproduced below) is one of my favorites. It was a slightly overcast day, but the hazy fog behind the statue only showed up when I printed the photo giving it a mood that wasn't present in reality. In any event, call is nostalgia, but I felt like doing a quick rendering of the horn blower at the front.