Showing posts from May, 2015

Designing Characters

I found an interesting article on how to design characters. If you're working on a comic strip or something like that, and you need advice on how to design characters, you might want to check it out. The article is here.

Iron Panda

Artist Bi Heng has created a giant sculpture of a panda in an Iron Man-like suit of armor. But it's more than just a mash up of a cute animal and a superhero. To find out more about this work of art, check out the article here.

David Letterman's Farewell To Late Night

David Letterman's show ends tonight. Apparently, Bill Murray's was his last guest last night. So, Dave must be planning on doing something more or less different for the final episode. I honestly haven't watched David Letterman regularly in some time. But, I remember watching him when I was a kid. He had some crazy segments on his show. I remember segments on Late Night with David Letterman. I remember segments like Big Bud Melman. There were segments with Chris Elliott. One I seem to remember involved someone putting a basket full of bees over him. Viewer mail was a cool segment, especially when Dave rubbed his chin, leading to a flashback sequence. My favorite interview was with Michael Keaton for the Batman movie in 1989. At the time, when they showed a clip from the movie, I was confused as to why the Joker looked the way he looked. Vicki Vale had just splashed water on his face before the clip, rinsing off some of his makeup that make him look more or less normal. I t…

My Thoughts On Simon Pegg On Sci-Fi And Comic Book Movies

This is sort of an art-related thing, and besides, I'm having trouble posting on Tumblr. Simon Pegg recently commented on sci-fi and comic book movies (warning: there is some strong language in the article at that link). He's got the right to his own opinion, but I disagree with him. I think sci-fi films can be thought provoking. I think even movies like Avengers: Age of Ultron have intelligent things to say if you really look at them. I think those movies probably just don't get as much credit as they deserve because people still have the misguided belief that comic book stuff is still just for kids.

If you look at Avengers: Age of Ultron, it shows what can happen when man tries to play God. Tony Stark creates Ultron and all heck breaks loose. Also, the movie is about working together as a team. There's the romance between Bruce Banner and Natasha Romanoff. The twins, Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, are evidence of the tragedy that comes from war.

The Dark Knight trilogy …

How to Draw a Kangaroo and Joey (Step By Step) By Christopher Hart

I like watching videos like this on YouTube sometimes. I think, especially for an artist like me, it's inspiring to see other artists at work drawing or painting, or whatever. I like to see how they start the artwork, and build it up from there. It's really interesting.

Review - Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron is epically awesome! James Spader gave Ultron a lot of personality. As far as "the twins," the Maximoff siblings, it makes sense now why they joined Ultron against the Avengers, and it wasn't his personality. Their tragic past brings them into conflict with the Avengers. I thought it was cool that Jim Rhodes and Sam Wilson are in the movie. They have substantial parts in it. The romance between Bruce Banner and Natasha Roma...noff was pretty interesting. There was lots of action throughout the movie. There was lots of Hulk! I think the way the action was choreographed in this movie and the previous one is brilliant and exciting. I think it's on a much bigger scale in this new one. It was great to see The Vision introduced in this movie. Paul Bettany did a great job of bringing him to life. Ultron is a tough villain who keeps coming at the Avengers. All in all, it's an action packed movie with some touching moments, some humor, some drama. …

The Merry Merry Month Of May

It's May 1st. Avengers: Age of Ultron is in theaters today! It's the start of a new month, and I got to change my Doctor Who calendar to Peter Davison, the Fifth Doctor.

Bat-Blog has blogged some cool promo art for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. They show good looks at Batman and Superman's suits. Some time ago, I submitted pictures of a Joker pumpkin I painted to Bat-Blog. I submitted it for a post on their blog. If  you submit something Batman related, they might post it, and they did with my Joker pumpkin pictures. Bat-Blog is a  great blog!

There's been a lot of news about comic book movies and TV shows lately. So, it's a good time to be a fan of that stuff, which I am.