Monday, September 29, 2008

Weekend Wrap Up

So the weekend consisted of Sushi, My Best Friend's Girl, and an Office mini-thon. We (Josie, Ni, and myself) went out for Josie's 25th Bday (which is actually 2morrow). We had dinner at this Sushi restaurant, Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge. SOOooooo good.

Afterward, we hit up the AMC next door and watched Dane Cook's latest attempt at film, My Best Friend's Girl. (There pick not mine) BUT surprisingly enough I enjoyed the film. It was like if Dane Cook was doing stand up and they just built this movie around his punch lines. So based on that you'll either think it's utter shit, flat out awesome, or mildy awesome and not THAT shitty. I thought it was mildly awesome and not THAT shitty. Jason Biggs was kind of a throw away character. He was more like a device to introduce the two main characters. Alec Baldwin was genius. The ending was weak sauce and the "romantic" element took a backseat when you were watching Dane be the "hired" asshole. (best segments of the film.) It was pretty vulgar and that's how Dane's stand up is. So I'm gonna assume this is his funniest movie since I haven't seen Employee of the Month or Good Luck Chuck because those are PG-13 and Dane's type of comedy is funnier with the profanity. So if you're a fan of the SuFi you'll probably mildy enjoy this film. It got me to laugh.

Yesterday I finished up some new inks and colored new pages. Later in the evening my friend, Nicole stopped by and we finished off the 2nd season of The Office and got a couple episodes in of the 3rd. She's been wanting to get into the series so for the past couple of weeks we've been having these mini-thons starting from the beginning up to season 4. Also, this entire weekend I've been watching Desperate Housewives season 4 since like Friday. I'm about halfway through. I've realized that with the exception of pretty much NBC's Thursday night lineup and a few shows on ABC, I only watch TV on dvd. It's SO much better because you dont have to wait week after week. You can watch a block of episodes while folding laundry or working on the PC...just have it on the background. All I do is just draw and watch TV or listen to podcasts. It's awesome. The premiere of Desperate Housewives season 5 was last night and I'm probably not gonna watch that season until it's out on the DViDs. I've been good at not finding out what happens because I just avoid reading the tv guide or the spoilers online.

Today I slept in a little, hit the gym, and getting into some work, took a break and thought I'd update this thing. Oh check this out:
Summer movie season is over and as you can tell...I was busy. The superhero movies totally dominated this year. I took an "artsy" photo but there's about 30+ tickets in there. Some are repeats since I've seen Dark Knight 5x. Maybe a 6th? heh.


Womanly gestures...

Drawing the chicas for fun. They are pretty loose but good practice in posing the body. Man I miss life drawing.

Weekend update possibly tomorrow.

- j

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Weekend wrap up, here comes Fall.

So the big thing I did over the weekend was watch the Chicago Fire take on Dallas? (I forget)

We were celebrating my friend's birthday which happened to be in June and her sister got us tickets. So I went with Josie, Nini (the birthday girl), and her family. It was fun although the Chicago Fire lost 4-1...*Sigh. I did take some groovy pictures which I'm absolutely lazy to put up at the moment. AND my ugly mug got put up on the jumbo tron was weird.

After the game, we went to The Patio. I know what you're thinking a vegetarian in a rib place?! That's ok they had a grilled veggie sandwich which was tasty. I vegged the rest of the weekend like a champion.

This past Monday marks the beginning of Fall, which happens to be my favorite season. I did these Fall themed doodles the other day. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The weekend so far...

Last night I went to Ihop with Josie.

Came home watched Speed Racer it looks good on DVD but I'm sure it looks
"jizz my pants" good on gotta save up for one of those.

Lanie called.

Said my good nights and went to bed.

Snoozed it until about 7:45am. I had work today, I got out early.

Stopped by Ridge Mall to check out the new comic book store....meh.

Came home and watched Made of Honor, which was actually pretty funny.

John and Jax came to visit.

I went to get my hair did...there was crazy hot girl who cut my hair today. *mental note (haircuts every saturday at 4pm heh)

Came home and watched yet ANOTHER chick flick, Waitress with Keri Russel and that Firefly guy. A damn fine movie worth your time.

Finished reading Take Back Your Family: A Challenge to America's Parents by Rev Run and Justine Simmons.

Here's some more marker quickies I did earlier in the week.

Listening to Graduation, coloring next page, and updating the blog.

Tomorrow's the fire game with Jo and the Follosos! Until next time!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Drawing the Joker.

Here's a little project I did yesterday. Since I saw Heath's portrayal as the clown prince of crime I've been wanting to draw a picture of him in full make-up. After I finished the pencils, I scanned it into Photshop and slapped some more texture and color on it.

You can see the final product here.


Not too much going on this weekend. It was rainy all weekend except Sunday. I worked Saturday and ran some errands and then caught a late show of the Coen Bros' new flick, Burn After Reading. It was a funny movie. I'd recommend it if you're into Coen Bros films like Raising Arizona and the Big Lebowski. Nothing really happens in the movie, there is some kind of plot but I think thats what they were going for you know, let's stick some idiots in the world of spy espionage.

Anyways, here's some art stuff I did last week. It's a bunch of weird forest fairy tale stuff. The one of the weird troll thing kind of looks like Walter Matthau. hehe.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Marker scribbles and what I've been up to...

Hey all,

It's been way too long. I haven't been up to much, just working a lot on my book projects and at my photo job. I'm planning to hit this children's book thing full force and I've been doing the research and gettin' the knowledge so hopefully I can make some big moves with it. Wish me luck.

I saw the movie, Hamlet 2, on Monday. If you don't remember it was pretty rainy and definitely a stay at home kind of day. However, that's all I usually do so I went out to catch a flick. It was really funny and I must say it's not for everyone but it was just an odd ball movie. The performances were uneven and so was the writing but I think that was it's intention. Basically it's about a failed actor who decides to teach drama at a high school and in this year's coming term, the student administration decides to cancel drama. So with the approval of his kid critic, he decides to write the best play ever in order to "save" drama as an elective at the high school.

Hilarity ensues.

Out of the three people that saw it with me, only two of the them laughed. I think I was laughing the most though. The movie is funniest in its last act when they actually put on the play. I don't think a lot of people I know would find it funny but I tend to like these off the wall type of comedies. I especially loved the genius casting of Elisabeth Shue as...Elisabeth Shue.

Stuff I've Bought

Well seeing how I've been busy buying shit for my art studio, I haven't bought dvds/cds in the last two or three weeks. Sadly, that has ended because The Office Season 4 came out recently. And yesterday I bought The Forbidden Kingdom and Gym Class Heroes' sophmore effort, The Quilt. I also found out that Kevin Smith plans on only releasing a supplemental to Chasing Amy's Criterion Collection DVD instead of doing a whole Chasing Amy X set like he did with Mallrats and the original Clerks. So knowing this, I went out and picked up Chasing Amy since I've been wanting to watch it for weeks and I never owned.

Then I drew stuff

About the drawings, I played around with a black marker at work the other day and whipped up some loose sketches. I did one of Venom and Eric Draven. Hope you digs....yeah yeah ALL that talking for two lil doodles. "SHUT YO YAPP!"