Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Daily Sketch #230

Quantum of Solace

Did anyone else find Quantum of Solace a bit disappointing? 
Don't get me wrong it wasn't bad per say. But compared to the revolutionary Casino Royale, it just wasn't as strong. One of my biggest problem with it was that it was a direct sequel to Casino Royale. What I mean by that is I don't think you could watch Quantum of Solace without first having watched Casino Royale. When I was a kid and first discovered James Bond, it was on ABC Saturday Night Movies. They aired out of order and I never knew or cared. I was just excited to see a new Bond movie. That was missing for me in Quantum of Solace. 

Anyway, here's a random sketch from the honeymoon.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Daily Sketch #229

Playing with Foreshortening

It's unfinished, but I thought this was a fun quick sketch I did on the long plane ride home from Europe playing around with foreshortening a hand close to the viewer. 

Been a busy, somewhat crazy week but I feel like it ended up on a positive note for both myself and D. Looking forward to a weekend combining some relaxation and productive. Now if only I can find a cheap ticket back East to see family for the holidays...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Daily Sketch #228

More Views from Spain

This was one of our favorite spots in Spain - Old Town Marbella. It has ridiculously quaint, cute little houses and tiny streets that wind up and down a big hill. We sat one evening and had one of the least expensive and tasty meals of our entire trip at a local tapas bar. Twenty euro for a ton of meats, cheeses, bread, and a pitcher of sangria. Yum! 
We people watched and I did a sketch of one of the nearby buildings.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Daily Sketch #227

Last Mortal update

Here's a sketch of Alec King, The Last Mortal. You may remember Alec from previous posts when the title was called "Forever Man". We settled on "The Last Mortal" and the project is moving along at a very nice clip. We have 2 issues completely written and the 2nd issue is halfway drawn. We're tightening up the third issue script and hope to have that ready to draw as soon as the artist is finished with issue #2. 

Check out the artist's website if you have a second for some behind the scenes sneak peeks - Thomas Nachlik.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Daily Sketch #226

More Visions of Spain

Here's a sketch of the buildings at the Marriott Marbella Resort in Spain. This was from our balcony.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Daily Sketch #225

Another Day Another Post

I try not to rant too much on this blog and I really try not to rant about politics. Mostly because I don't think anyone cares to hear my opinion on the big topics. But something really got under my skin today. Here in California there was a Proposition on the election day ballot called "Prop 8". Prop 8 basically would amend the California constitution to remove the rights of gay couples to marry. And it looks like it narrowly passed. Passed?!

Honestly, I just don't get it. Why would one couples marriage hurt or invalidate yours? In an era where a black man was just elected President of the United States how can we justify "separate but equal"? 

The African American pastor of the largest mega-church in California was on NPR this morning saying that this was a good thing because we had to support the sanctity of marriage. His argument was that the Bible defined marriage as between a man and a woman and that's why it should be law in California. 

  1. Marriage predates the Bible and Christianity. It's origin is a legal contract, not a religious one. 
  2. The Bible is a set of religious beliefs and those beliefs are not shared by everyone in the country. When you hear about a Middle Eastern country restricting the rights of women based on their religious beliefs, you think that's wrong don't you? 
And the killer thing for me is that according to polls both African Americans and Latinos voted overwhelmingly in favor Prop 8. How can two minority groups who had their rights restricted for decades now restrict the rights of another group? 

Anyway, enough of my ranting. Here's a sketch I did on the train from Madrid to Malaga in Spain. 

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Daily Sketch #224

Quickie Sketch... and Late

Slipped my mind to post anything until just now. So here's a quickie sketch from the honeymoon done with a blue Sharpie. Just a dude's face. Don't read too much into it:)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Daily Sketch #223

Vote, Vote, Vote!

It's Election Day. D and I spent two and a half hours this morning voting because they mis-entered our address into the computer when we registered. But both of us felt it was incredibly important to vote this year. Maybe it's because we both realized we'll likely have at least 1 kid while this next president and representatives are in office. Or maybe it's because we're scared by what we see happening around us with the economy, foreign relations, and other big topics. In any case, we encourage everyone to go out and made their voice heard. 

Here's a quick sketch from a pub in London where D and I had lunch.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Daily Sketch #222

Back from the Honeymoon

I did some sketching while D and I were on our honeymoon and thought I'd get back in the swing of posting things. Here's a quickie marker sketch of D napping at one of the many airports we hung out in during our travels to Europe. 

(as a side note, the little portable pocket sketchbook I had with me had a dot pattern on the paper so you'll be seeing a lot of that)