Tuesday, May 23, 2006

More drawings

An Astronaut, Mr Friendly from Lost and a squirel.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Over the Hedge Review

Last Monday night my family and I attended a free ASIFA screening of Over the Hedge. While not perfect I thought that it’s was really good. My favorite parts were some of the characters. I really love the Squirrel and his manically childlike way of doing things. I also really enjoyed the Opossum Dad and Daughter. The Dad was William Shatner and it was awesome seeing him go into the hammy Captain Kirk type acting through out (especially when he was faking his death). Avril Lavine was actually really good as the daughter, really good job at playing off of Shatner. The Gary Handling and Bruce Willis Turtle and Raccoon characters had some really funny things to do and say. Another favorite were the three porcupine kids. I didn’t seem to enjoy the Porcupine parents and the Skunk though.

The two characters that really bugged me though were the two main humans and not because of the characters them selves, but because they were ugly. DreamWorks has yet to produce good looking human (With exception to Princess Fiona in Sherk). Both of them really bugged me.

The story was really great except for the heavy handed anti-commercialism message. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind the message, it could have handled with a softer approach. A lot of heart was in the movie. My three year old loved the movie a lot and sat through the whole thing. Unfortunatly he was really scared by the bear and the two humans at the end. My wife commented that she didn’t like all of the nuts and potty humor. So be warned that this might not be for the really young if they get afraid of scary things or you don’t like potty humor.

Funny thing after we got home my wife and I watched the Apprentice and the prize for that week was to visit Dreamworks studios and meet Jeffery Katenberg and to do a voice recording. So the voice of the Barbeque guyis one of the Appretice contestants.

Thoughts? For these who have seen it please give you feelings.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Ben & Nathan

Pastel Drawing of my boys.

Monday, May 08, 2006


My three year old is really into Dinosaurs at the moment.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Revamped Website

I just finished revamping my portfolio website with new design. The first image is the original main page and the second image is the new and improved mainpage. Eventually I’m planning on putting in a feedback page along with other features so please let me know what you think.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Mummy's Day

An early Mummy's Day drawing.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Character Inspiration

Yesterday I visited Disneyland with my family. We took our boys to see Playhouse Disney which includes Bear in the Big Blue House. This reminded me of my Disney college program and how much of a shock it was to see the characters with their heads off, a girl, in Mickey's costume or Cinderella taking a smoke break. Seeing Bear in the Big Blue House made me think of this image.

Action Characters

Viking,Samurai, Spiderman & Pirate