You never get as far on these as you'd like. Somebody walks away or the lights dim and you're on to the next drawing. Wish I would have gotten the name placard in for lady on left--she was very nice. She's from Rome and her favorite palazzo in the city is Palazzo Spada. Just sayin'....
The mellow grandeur of the rastafarian at play--in Tomorrowland.
(Spotted waiting in line for the Nemo-themed sub ride revamp--am I the only one who felt a little underwhelmed? Seemed like a too-pat moment of marketing "synergy"--am I just too corrupted by adult knowledge? Probably I just miss the pseudo-scientific justification of the original--"And mermaids!".)
I've joined this Facebook caricature group. This week's theme is Japan. I chose Empress Michiko.
...could you tell?
I made up the pose and the expression--everything, really--I came up with it while looking at a buncha pix of her (Google Images, 'natch), but sadly I think it looks like a unimaginative copy done from a single photographic source. Bland....
Pencil for Friday (I should start a "Felt-Tip Friday"). I arranged a riding lesson for Blair's birthday--she hadn't been on a horse for years. Lots of fun to see her with the crop in her hand, and wind in her...helmet.
I have never been very solid on quadrapeds. One day this will improve.
John Ireland is an actor who just looks to be carrying some kind of socially transmitted disease, no?
(You know what I mean by social, don't you?) These images come from watching "A Walk In The Sun," a 1946 WWII film, and one of Lloyd Bridges' earliest roles. I did this drawing of Lloyd while watching, and then the next day opened my KUSC Classical newsletter to find this picture of composer and keyboard virtuoso Franz Liszt. Was Bridges born to play Liszt in the biopic, or what?
From a recent day at Disneyland with the McMahons. Drawn during the interminable Roger Rabbit line (I strongly suggest Fast Passing). It's shaky, but hey, it's hard to do a likeness while walking in line...right?
Heads bowed. Watched live Japan coverage last night. Unbelievable footage of pastoral landscape devoured by tsunami. From the air the water looked so slow, but so inexorable. When they turned the helicopter camera back out to sea and you were able to watch a new tidal wave form and roll into shore...you felt like you were watching the birth of the world. Primordial, biblical. Unbelievable--and absolutely hair-raising.
I don't want to mouth empty pieties. But I couldn't watch those fleeing cars being swept away by the water and not be deeply worried.
Also, bad timing for my in-laws' trip to Tokyo. They arrived the day before (everyone is fine--but no one's idea of a vacation after that).