Thursday, April 17, 2014

Art Books

I was thinking about art books earlier. There are a lot of great how-to books on art. They cover drawing, painting, etc. Some that come to mind for comic book artists are Comics And Sequential Art by Will Eisner, How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way by Stan Lee and John Buscema, and any book by Christopher Hart. You can learn a lot about how to draw comics from those books. Those guys are experts, and they know a lot about how to draw comics.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Zentangle 3

"Zentangle 3"
This is my third Zentangle. I think I do get a good feeling when I've completed one of these. Zentangle is basically mindfulness drawing.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Zentangle 2

"Zentangle 2"
This is my second Zentangle. I really like how it turned out. Zentagle is really cool. I feel like I've been doing something similar to it for some time. Zentangles are really enjoyable to do, and I plan to keep on doing them.

Beautiful Angel

I've been thinking about writing poetry lately. I talked to a friend about it, and I decided to go ahead and go to it. I haven't written poetry since high school, I think. I decided to get back into it as another way to be creative. Last night, I wrote a poem inspired by actress Eliza Dushku. Here it is:

Beautiful Angel
By Josh Ralls

Beautiful angel
With silky brown hair
Beautiful brown eyes
And skin so fair

Beautiful soul kind and caring
Courageous spirit
Beautiful being, so daring
Lovely is she

Beautifully talented
A chameleon of sorts
Beautifully skillful
An artist of sorts

She’s a credit to humankind
She’s beautiful in every way
She’s got a peaceful way, I find
God bless her if He may

Monday, April 14, 2014


I've been reading the book, Joy of Zentangle. I did my first Zentangle last night, and here it is above. Zentangle is basically mindfulness drawing. I recommend checking out the book. With the book, you'll draw "your way to increased creativity, focus, and well-being (McNeill, cover)."

Works Cited

McNeill, Suzanne. Joy of Zentangle. China: Fox Chapel Publishing, 2013. Print.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Follow-up To Movie Review Of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Last night, I posted a movie review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It's a great movie! If you're interested in that or any of the Marvel movies, I recommend watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC as well. It ties into the movies from Marvel Studios. So, what happens in the Marvel Studios movies may have an impact on the show. At least sometimes it does. It's a cool show!