I don't have any paintings or Zoo sketches worth posting but today at the zoo I saw something kinda interesting and recorded it. A lioness at the new Big Cats exhibit at the Elephant Odyssey wanted to get really close and personal to some children watching her. She kept doing it for a good number of minutes and the children kept laughing and laughing each time she did it. I kept thinking of Gollum from the Riddles in the Dark chapter of the Hobbit.
"I guess it's a choice feast; at least a tasty morsel it'd make us, gollum!
Friday, June 19, 2009
I realize that I haven't posted a painting in awhile so I'm posting today's study. I don't know how long it took me but my Ipod says I had gone thru 46 songs. I'm sure I skipped a few bad songs along the way but it really doesn't matter. Right now its kinda looking like the crap you see at some rundown Tiki shop next to the Tiki bongs and salt shakers.
I just saw the new movie Moon which opened today. I really enjoyed it. I'm glad I gave it a chance. I thought Sam Rockwell's performance was really good and I read somewhere that the entire budget of the film was only 5 million to make which is astounding considering that's almost equal to the budget of some entourages and trailers of many awful big budget film actors. I could tell by the end of the film there were some mixed feelings of the film from the rest of the audience but I found it to be good film and it will most likely be overlooked in this summers big budget blockbuster environment.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I got some of my Warcraft card samples in the mail today. Apparently this one I did some time ago called Blue Diamond Witchwand will be seeing print soon too. The only problem is all of the sample cards they gave me have my last name misspelled as Palacious instead of Palacios. Hopefully the next time around and here's hopin' there will be a next time they spell it correctly. At least my stuff is seeing print that is the real important thing anyway.
Thanks to the model who helped with reference with this one and another one seeing print.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Here are some zoo sketches. Apparently my handle of animals is just as poor as humans. I'm workin' on it though.
Also shown is one of my bad paintings. I've made a number of bad paintings in the last month or so but this one is probably the only one worth posting. (sorta) I'm kinda looking forward to comic con coming up soon because the last one really inspired me to get into traditional painting more. Maybe I can recapture that again in this coming one.