Friday, October 28, 2011

New Techniques

Trying to get a more traditionally painted look. I downloaded some neat sponge brushes and toyed and tweaked the setting. I did this a lot like I would watercolor, in the background - working in gray scale first, then adding color with an overlay layer. Not exactly the same, obviously, but there are similarities.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Playing With Faces and a painting

Just playing with expression and trying to find that balance between cartoon and illustration.


Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bible Verses

Luke 14:26
'If anyone does not hate his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, and yes, even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.'

Matthew 10:34
'Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth.'

'I have not come to bring peace but a sword.'
Luke 12:49
'I have come to bring fire to the earth.'

'And how I wish it were blazing already!'
Luke 12:51
'Do you think I have come to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but hostility!

These are the words of Jesus.  These are taken from a modern-English translation of the Bible; meek and mild, indeed. Funny how those never end up in those illustrated bibles, for children.
From a literary perspective, I wonder if Jesus' character flaw were intended to make him easier to relate.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Small Minds, Big Mouths

I once told someone (on a blog post) that their entire argument was undercut by the fact that they failed at third grade English (the "classic" your/you're misuse, if you're wondering). Their response was to caps-lock-yell at me, that I failed at life.
I don't remember what the argument was, anymore, but the childish backlash stuck with me, because it kind of made my point.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

When Aliens Attack

So, I'm watching a little of this National Geographic channel special, called When Aliens Attack, and it's really stupid. Let's suspend disbelief for a moment and imagine an advanced alien race capable of traveling the mind-numbing distances of space, in order to our Pale Blue Dot. The entire idea of an alien invasion being a ground war is just naive, at best. Honestly, if all they wanted was to obliterate humanity and claim the planet for themselves, couldn't they just do it from orbit? So, maybe they don't want to nuke the place because it would spoil any resources they may want to claim, OK, but a species capable of interstellar travel, you'd think, would have weapons capable of just blowing away all our major cities, which would pretty much be the end.
You see this again and again in movies, and it’s just retarded. An actual invasion by an alien race with vastly superior technology would be a lot more like the beginning of Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, simply put: bang, you’re dead. The idea of some guerrilla insurgence is laughable, human beings would be little more than a thorn in their side. There’s also the possibility that we wouldn’t even know they were there.
Oh yeah, this thing is also full of shitty CGI, bad editing, and worse acting.