Saturday, May 5, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
Doc Edwards doin' some mask work. My Dell' Arte teachers would be proud.
Big Country Elementary is a catchy school name in my opinion.
Mission Academy where I spent a bit of my morning today.
I had an extra challenge at this school where the audience for my show was from Kindergaten through third grade. Ay, yay yay, yay yay!
Home of the Mighty Lynxs! More photos tomorrow.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
I'm looking very serious aren't I? It was early in the morn'. Not enough coffee in my system yet.
Well, yesterday was a fun day for Pammy and myself at the studio/ offices of Raining Popcorn Media where we both did voice over work for a couple of hours. It has been a long time since we last did that type of work there but it was so fun once we got into it. Mr. Avila always keeps a light and easy atmosphere which makes us feel so much at ease sometimes we joke around to the point where Pammy has gotten the giggles in the past. This time around we were better behaved which was good allowing us to finish just in the nick of time for Mr. Avila to rush off to a meeting. He's a busy busy fellow!
The voice over work is for a English as a second language site which Raining Popcorn Media helped develop and we'll be doing some work voiceovers in a couple of weeks.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Stop motion animation filmmaker and instructor Eric Fonseca and myself in front of my set at the animation class this week over at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center on the westside of town.
I saw this on one of my favorite sites, Geeks are Sexy this afternoon. It's very, very cool! What an amazing and inspiring Star Wars fan film. Makes you want to go pick up a camera and start filming!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
I'm pretty close to finishing my next illustration. I really think I'm onto something good and terribly fun here. I tried my hand at the fine art thing for a while but found my heart wasn't into it. The thing I've always enjoyed since I was a kid was kicking back on a Saturday morning to catch my favorite monster or sci fi movie then sketching what I'd just seen.
On a slow day I'd get a copy of one of my handy dandy Famous Monsters of Filmland to draw any number classic characters like Frankenstein's Monster or the Creature from the Black Lagoon. I'm really enjoying the whole experience and should have done it sooner. There's no time like the present to embrace your inner geek or nerd. I'm not sure which would apply to me.
As you can see I make use of a mega magnifying glass to aide my aging peepers see the finer details of the piece like the lettering. I've always had a fondness for lettering and combining lettering with illustrations is working out pretty good. With a bit of luck I should have the illustration finished by tomorrow afternoon.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday nights here having gotten a lot more fun for the whole family since t.v. broadcasting went digital. True it can be a pain programming the converter box but once it's al done you get a bunch of new channels. Recently we started getting a station called MeTV which broadcasts old shows including a lot of old sitcoms like Cheers, The Bob Newhart Show and the Dick Van Dyke Show to name a few. On Saturday nights my wife and kids and I actually get to sit as a family to watch t.v. Those of you who are parents know how challenging it can to find shows that the entire family can enjoy. Tonight we watched the 1960's Batman series, Lost in Space and the original Star Trek. By the end of Star Trek the kids are wiped out and ready for bed but we always let them watch the first few minutes of Svengoolie, a classic horror movie host from the Chicago area that's part of the MeTV Saturday night lineup. He tells corny jokes that result in rubber chickens being thrown at him. The kids really like that part which happens to come before the movie. Once he does his bit we put them to bed.
I've devoted so much time to Arts in the Family that I've neglected to do much work on the art blog which will be devoted entirely to showing off my assorted artwork. On it you'll see my illustrations, carvings, puppets and anything else that falls under the heading of art. I'm still working to making look better so don't be too surprised if it's look alters from time to time. I hope you have fun when you visit it.