Monday, December 28, 2009

so, i finally saw that film that everyone was telling me great reviews. i just had to see it for myself, and MAN, i'm so glad they removed the talking bat from the new version of "ferngully".
"avatar" to me was, pretty much like a bimbo: beautiful to look at, but not a whole lotta substance, and used a few times here and there. whenever i told people i saw it, they asked the same question: was it good? well... it was definetely worth the cash i payed to see it in 3D... and i really was impressed with how they made it look, but... flying mountains dont awe me and giant flying creatures are always cool, but not a novelty. what i was most surprised about was how james cameron decided to use as many cliches as he did, and unfortunately, i was disappointed on how unoriginal "pandora" was a an alien world. this i type because i am fan of previous cameron films, but as i sat through this film, i wondered why was i watching a 161 version of disney's poccahontas and atlantis... i understand the plot devices and main story arc, but the film left me wishing cameron would have taken a different direction.
there were many instances in the film where characters stepped.."out of character" in order to push the plot, get a reaction of another character or to "just to explain something about the alien world for the audience." like i said.. forced.
butm, what do i know... it's just my thoughts, and the film seems to be quite popular. one way or another, it is entertaining, and worth seeing in 3D for the thrill of it. however, i do not conscider to be part of cameron's best repertoire.
dances with wolves/last sumurai are pretty much what the film is about, only on another planet that doesnt really require too much explanation other than "hey, we're spiritual, dont fuck with our home tree just because of your political interest in our soil for fuel."
on that same riff... he acting, i thought was pretty spiffy from all accounts, so, hurra to weaver, saldana, rodriguez, worthington, lang, moore, and of course... mr. risbi. always funny.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry stuff happened!

Just dropping a line to hoping people had gooooooood holiday celebrations and continue to do so in the following week. I finished inking the last of the redrawn pages two nights before my husband and I flew out to visit his family in mid-December. Since then, it's pretty much been lots of visiting people from both our families and hanging out and wondering if that weird twitch from not doing comics for over a week is normal. Back on the horse this week though! Have an awesome new year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

the merry season is here and it's not snowing like it is in the town where todd and kevin live.

we're progressing and i would like to wish anyone who read this a very merry season of the holydays.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

well, you know november is gone, it;s gone away, said wise 2-D and here's december with nthing but a chilly weather and awesomeness in the making.
i'd like to be that wise ass who says "i've been very very busy doing lots and lots of artwork, but i cant show any of it, so woppidy ziipidy doo dah!"
it's prettymuch the case as i sit in my crappy spiny chair at this time of night with a nearly empty micron pen inking some storyboards for a fantastic music video from a really awesome band.
i believe that's all i'm allowed to say as well as i have been doing concept work and cute illustrations.
in the horrid traffic of LA, there;s always moment when the highway is moving at less than zero miles per hour, (then you find out you're actually set in reverse.) so, i've beed amusing myself by taking these instants when the car is quite stationary at a red light or being delayed to work cus of some accident and doing these quick little mental notes i manage to place on paper.
starting really soon, i'm gonna post a few of those...
in the meantine, here's a small version of the illustration i did for the grand swedish band DETEKTIVBYRAN which should be visited at in order to enjoy... joy...