Friday, July 31, 2009

Fantastic


Inspired by the fascinating Fantastic Mr. Fox trailer that came out yesterday...

Position of right hand looks weird, and possibly incorrect. My apologies.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Best of Comic-Con 2009

















video

Looooooooooooot.


BILLY MUMY RULES.

Hanukkah Boy


Anticipating the fate of his dreidel...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Muppety Girl


One of my new characters. She doesn't have a name yet. Done on train going to San Diego (Comic-Con)...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Whoah.

Really?

I am looking forward to this bizarre film. The stop-motion design is far from what I expected. I expected a more stylized, skinnier look to the animals. Unfortunately, the stop-motion puppets (not so much here as in other stills) resemble CG to me, probably because of the digital lighting and shading effects that are now possible. I'm not sure. But I'm still looking forward to this film, mostly to see what an animated story looks like in Wes Anderson's hands.

Moochie, the Pooch of the Future


Character idea for animated short series, and maybe...puppets (?)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Good Night


Last minute digital doodle before I go to sleeeeep.

Friday, July 17, 2009

"Don't chu talk 'bout dat boy!"

Carl


Sling Blade was on T.V. again...I couldn't resist it. And then I did Carl Childers impressions for the next hour or so. I was very pleased with myself. Oh, and then I had to draw him before I went to sleepy.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Teen Girl


A teen girl design I was developing...

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

"MAAAAUUUUDDDDDEEEEE"


I've seen this movie so many times that I remember every little beat to it. This is precisely the moment after Harold finds Maude modeling for Glaucus (spelling?) and she calls out "Harold?" and he replies, surprised, "Mauuudddee!" while the wind is practically blowing him out-of-frame. I love that moment.

The blue lettering is kind of gross, sorry, I don't understand (color) marker pens at all.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Weissman's Lil' Bloody



Portrait I did of my favorite Yikes! character, Lil' Bloody, for Steven Weissman as a thank you for writing grad school recommendations. Thanks Steven!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl



What a neat couple! I've always admired Roald Dahl for his many literary achievements--did I mention he was the one who added the ever-so-creepy Child Catcher character to the original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang story? Dahl was co-writer of the screenplay--but I only came to really appreciate and notice Patricia Neal after a second viewing of the eerie but good film, Face in the Crowd, starring Andy Griffith. My mom mentioned that the two of them had been married, which I never knew...But boy, what an interesting pairing of famous people. I don't know enough about them to say this, but the fact that they had been a couple seems to make a lot of sense to me.

Patricia Neal has a unique look and essence to her, a little bit tomboy but feminine, not the usual Hollywood star glitter and glamour you find in other actresses of her era. She's darker, deeper, more raw and honest...qualities also found in Roald Dahl's writing. In Face in the Crowd she plays a woman who is visibly as powerful as--if not more powerful than--the men surrounding her. Her character clearly thinks for herself, makes her own choices, and is even aware of and forthcoming with her weaknesses.

I'd like to see more of her films. It's also about time I re-read some of Dahl's books, if not all of them. The Twits was always a favorite with me as a kid. Cornflakes in the beard. Ha.