Thursday, July 27, 2006

Suspicious sketching

On Monday as I was driving by the plants and refineries in Corpus, I pulled of the side of the road and sketched this one, as I was turning around, the plant security guy pulled up behind me and got my ID, Then the Corpus Christi port police came and talked to be about security and why this would be a terrorist target etc. Then asked me if he could have the sketch. I asked him if I could snap a picture of it with my camera-phone. (that's the officer's leg on the left) And then I ripped it out of my sketch book and handed it to him. I don't usually rip pages out of my sketch books, but then again no one with a gun on their belt ever wanted one before.

So I've been talked to by the police twice for taking pictures, once for moving dirt, once for climbing a tree, and now once for sketching.

a testament to gollum

The other day my little brother and sister and I were watching ROTK; when Sam throws a rock at Gollum's head my sister said "That must have been a foam rock!" Neither I nor my brother contradicted her.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Library Drawings

My most succesful people sketches have been at the main Corpus Library, because they make people stand up to use the internet. I'll have to sketch there more often. I attempted to paint that last one with digital 'watercolors':

Not too great, but a lot of fun!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

A Grace

(by G.K. Chesterton)

You say grace before meals.

All right.
But I say grace before the play and the opera,
And grace before the concert and pantomime,
And grace before I open a book,
And grace before sketching, painting,
Swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing,
And grace before I dip the pen in the ink.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

a new rating

Last night, my siblings and I rented Mysterious Island, because it's the Verne novel that helped inspire Myst, and it has Patrick Stewart and a giant squid on the front. (both of which are fairly cool) Turns out it is merly a coincidence that it as the same name as the Jules Verne novel, and no giant squid. The other actors were so bad that it offset Patrick Stewart's goodness. Plus most of the special effects were sub christian action movie quality.

So, in the spirit of Cockeyed Pranks, and to warn the people wandering through blcokbuster, I made this in photoshop for the back:



Now I have to return it to blockbuster.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

doodles of a wanna-be concept artist