2.21.2008

Unearthed, Scene 2 in Prose

Hello all, that ol' bloggin' guilt's weighing heavy on me, that little voice that says "Post something....Post Something!" (I think maybe its LIO's voice :)
So here I am, again with no new animation....its coming, I promise.....I haven't even started yet, the crappy retail job has been stressful lately and I've been semi-hunting for new work...I know you're all eager to see what happens with Herbie the Murdering Mime, right? So let me tell you, at the very least...........
.....we open on Herbie, fade-in, close-up....he wipes the mime make-up off of his face with a napkin...well, most of it anyway.....long shot, we see that he is sitting in a Cafe....he puts the napkin down and drags on a cigarette.....a bottle of wine/champagne sits in a cooler on the table, along with the Tome he has just murdered for...the parades are still rolling, now passing outside the patio of the Cafe where a small crowd is gathered watching from the sidewalk, but Herbie sits alone.......He puts out his ciggy, pushes the ashtray aside, and drags the book closer...From his pocket he withdraws the key, inserts it into the books lock...immediately there is a clanking sound, apparently coming from inside the book, a series of metallic clangs and whooshes, as if a tiny vault is opening.....the emblem on the tome begins to turn, slowly, until coming to a stop with a click.....the book bursts open, revealing a page to Herbie...On the page is a drawing of a woman in profile....she appears to be made of stone....the drawing slowly turns its head, staring at Herbie....She crawls toward him, getting closer to the surface of the page....she opens her mouth and we enter, a long dark tunnel......

2.11.2008

City Park Bridge Troll (update)

Ive revisited the Troll painting lately and thought I'd share some of the progress.....this is the first in a series featuring mythological/fantastical creatures in New Orleans settings, future creations will include the Irish Channel Banshee, Pan in the Botanical Gardens, St Louis Cathedral Gargoyle....Ive got a ton of ideas :) (as usual)....

Oil on canvas, approx. 24" x 36".....Ive started layering colors on the bridge's stonework, and most notably, added that rusty red that pops up in places....

2.05.2008

Happy Mardi Gras!

Today is Fat Tuesday, and all over the city right now parades are preparing to roll. Its been a mostly uneventful carnival season for me as the missus underwent a laproscopic surgical procedure last week and has obviously not been in a parade-going mood, still recovering with stitches across her belly, my poor Lady.



Hulk Hogan, this year's King of Bacchus, showers parade-goers with doubloons at the start of the parade, scanned from the Times Picayune.



Some doubloons from my collection, salvaged from the Katrina wreckage of my parents' house. A few of my faves, William Shatner, King of Bacchus 1987 at the top there....

I have not started filming on Unearthed again yet, I had a couple of last minute ideas to work into the storyboards, but you'll know as soon as filming resumes and the cafe scene comes to life....