Arts in the Family: A Family of Artists Just Trying to Make a Living in the Wilds of Texas


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Saturday Night Doodles

Tonight on  "Lost in Space" the Robinson family got a visit from a Valkyrie and Thor. On "Star Trek", the crew of the starship Enterprise encountered a planet that paralleled Earth's Cold War history. Pretty neat. Oh, and on Batman, we got to see the first appearance of Yvonne Craig as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, who duked it out with the Penguin in one episode and then the Riddler in another. Not bad for a "newbie". It ended with a cliffhanger as Commissioner Gordon is hypnotized by Lorelei "the Siren" played by non other than Joan Collins. 

We concluded our evening's entertainment with Svengoolie which featured the comedy "The Invisible Woman" released in 1940. It has a great cast including the great John Barrymore, Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch of the West) and Shemp Howard (The Three Stooges). Written by Robert Lees and Fred Rinaldo, known for scripting many comedies including several for Abbot and Costello movies, the film is a very enjoyable comedy with great verbal and physical comedy. 

In one scene comic actor Charlie Ruggles, who plays George the butler, walks up a ladder to the very top and does one of the most amazing pratfalls I've ever seen. They did a very good cut as they switched to a stuntman who I hope was able to walk away after his stunt.

It's  a great way to spend a Saturday night here at Rancho Ramirez but now it's late and time to call it a night. Hasta manana! 

Friday Roundup : The Late, Late Edtion- Voiceovers, Illustrations and Sets

This week we've done a couple of days of voiceover work for the good folks over at Raining Popcorn Media, the locally owned educational media company owned and operated by Art and Lisa Avila. In fact we were at their office this morning doing the last of the voiceovers for this particular project. 
I made Pammy laugh again. I RULE!!
There I am trying not to laugh.!

I started the thumbnail sketches and character studies for the children's picture written by Art's brother about a little Ethiopian boy who wants to be a doctor. We've still got a ways to go before any of the illustrations will be painted but I really enjoy the process of developing an illustration. There will  be a bit of research and lots of sketching based on that research until the final illustration. This one looks to have around sixteen plus the cover art.

It also looks like I'll be doing some set building for the upcoming production of the "Snow Queen" by San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet. The last set work I did for them was for "Hansel and Gretel" building an oven and a cage which my dad and I did together. I really enjoyed that. In fact, Pammy and the kids helped a lot too. Theater is a family affair here at Rancho Ramirez.

Movie version of the Shredder from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret of the Ooze" (1991).

Oh, and before I forget, I'm also in the process of making a number of illustrations for Artslam which is a week from this Saturday over at The White Rabbit. Martial Arts is the theme so I'm up to my dojo in Kung Fu. Really, it's more fun than it sounds. I'm really going to have fun with this theme. Yesterday I spent the afternoon watching Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers to get into the spirit. Fun times !!!   

Happy 46th Star Trek!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

It's Raining Popcorn On Tuesday!

Pammy and I were over at Raining Popcorn Media this morning doing some voiceover work for a English as a second language website.  As always, Pammy and I had fun trying to make each other crack up while we were there. 

Afterward, Art shared some details about the children's picture book I would soon be illustrating written by his brother. That project is already underway and should be completed before the end of the holiday season. This project will be a e-book which opens up the possibilities as to what fun stuff the book will"do". Neat!

I got her!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Upcoming Doc Ed Dates

Doc Edwards and his buddy Karston, the Texas Blind Salamander.

Doc Ed is gearing up for a busy school year. Here are the dates thus far for good ol' Doc Edwards and now, his pal Karston, who'll be hitting the road with Doc Ed more often.

September 5th Parman Branch Library
September 19th Cody Branch Library
September 27th Crestview Elementary School
September 28th Bonham Elementary School

From Way Back When -Noise Pollution PSA (1977)

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