Marker on Illustration Board
Dragasmic contacted me this week asking me to apply for there Artshow and book. I’m really excited for this, I’m so anxious to start!
I’m heading out to Curry’s first thing tomorrow morning to buy some supplies! WOOT. To bad the Artshow will be held in Saint Louis 😦
Some Info on Drawgasmic (from site):
“We’re bringing together the work of 1000 international artists, illustrators, and designers in an exhibition and book unlike anything ever created before! We’re showing off the edgy creative talent that is tipping the institutionalized art world on its head! You’ll be gasping in wonder as you view piece after piece of the best independent art around!
You won’t want to miss this truly original compendium of art!
HAVE A DRAWGASMIC EXPERIENCE! You will enjoy it! :)”
The art show takes place on July 2010, art work will be sold online after the artshow. The book can also be purchased, view the site to see which retailers are carrying them. Click the icon for more info:
Painting I just finished!
Ive been watching alot of True Blood these days and im really getting into it, season 2 is MMM’azing! For all you True Blood fans you know for a fact that when vampires cry they cry blood, so today I thought it would be cool to paint a vampire chick crying right after she’d been transformed.
(the shoe was done separate, it was for an art project I did last year)
I CANT WAIT!!
OMG, i ADORDED this book as a child!
Synopsis: (From Imdb) An adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world–a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler
This has been a movie that I’ve been anticipating for quite a while now, after reading the astonishing novel/comic book I had to go and see it.
The Watchmen movie was an amazing live action version of Alan Moores comic book. It brought to life the gritty realness of all the characters who manipulated atoms by just thinking about them, dawned a Rorschach mask, followed the ways of there predecessors, used intelligence to conquer all and blew up anything that moved and lived to tell a joke about it.
Synopsis: in 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to prevent their own destruction, but in doing so discover a deeper and far more diabolical plot.
The Watchmen should not be compared to such comic book films as Spider-man, Superman and The Hulk. Seeing that it incorporates of lot of the following things; gore (LOTS), sex, nudity (the MAIN character is naked 24/7) and political events in which really took place, makes this film unsitible for the faint of heart or for young children. When I say unsuitible for children I mean it, if you suspect this film to be in any way educational or entertaining for your child PLEASE refrain. At one point in the film a mans arm is literatly SPLIT into half, exposing raw bone and tatterd flesh. Also that the writing and GENIUS behind the novel and film over power that of any other comic book or comic book movie (in my opinion).
What I found most pleasing about the film was the artistic cinematography, it showed that Zack Snyder cared about keeping the film true to the comic book. The illustrator who created the imagery in the Watchmen novel, Dave Gibbons, was pleased with the result of the close attention to detail.
The character I found the most interesting in the film and novel, has to be Rorschach. Being a man with now powers, he sure has the the courage to do what ever and fight whomever he pleases, a total contrast to Dr. Manhattan. Once he puts on his Rorschach shifting “face”, he becomes his alter ego, he is NO LONGER Walter Kovacks, but the crime fighting vigilanti who doesnt give a shit about nothing or no one. The character I could sympathise the most with would be the Nite owl. He showed me the passion one could have for something, in his case being a superhero, and loosing it without looking back. When he decided he no longer wanted to be Dan Dreiberg, and rode out with The silk spectre II in his Nite owl ship to save civilianze, I “WOO WHOO’D” inside.
If you are a LOYAL fan of the Watchmen, this movie will be entertaining for you, but you might not like the subtle “changes” that occur throught the movie. Overall I thought this was a work of art as was the comic, and opened many peoples eyes to the intellegence in which can come from a comic book. Not EVERYONE who reads comic books is a “geeek” you know!
(5 stars out of 5)