Monday, November 30, 2009

Burlesque dancer

Another study, from a photo on Which also has a bunch of Paul Pope art. I really shouldn't have written that, lest it invite any sort of comparison. Aw crap, where's the delete on this thing???

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Shopping cart lady

A style exercise from stock photography. Just flailing around trying to find a new approach. I'm frustrated with the way I draw.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Marc Maron

"The Facts, the Fury, the Funny."

Morning Sedition (how can you not love a show that gives the finger to NPR right in the title?), on the fledgeling Air America network, was the perfect rowdy morning cocktail of politics and humor. With the jittery, overcaffeinated hand of comedian Marc Maron on the tiller, the show veered from lefty political diatribes and indie-culture guests, to tightly-scripted comedy bits and wildly improvisational locker-room conversations. It was fast-paced and funny as hell, and they had as much fun at the expense of liberals (which is to say themselves) as of the conservative straw men of the day. It was the perfect show to graduate to when you grew out of Howard Stern, so naturally Air America cancelled it the same week that Stern abdicated his audience of 20 million listeners.

Recently Maron started a twice-a-week podcast, and I got instantly addicted. I miss the cast of characters of his old show, but an hour-long window straight into Maron's head turns out to be a f--king great thing.

WTF with Marc Maron podcast here. A continuous stream of comedy bits compiled from the old Morning Sedition shows can be heard here.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

beanbots #20

After knocking myself out on last week's epic, it felt natural to take it easy on this installment. But more to the point, I seem to have lost my Wacom tablet somewhere at a job site this week, and I can't very well get it back on a Saturday evening. So we're definitely shooting for diminished expectations this time around. I mean you try to model colors on your cartoon characters using nothing but that little track pad on the MacBook.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Robert Pattinson

Despite the fact of my not being a 13-year-old girl, it turns out that Twilight fans and I have something in common: I dig this guy. Not for whatever it is he does on camera in those lousy movies, but because of the interviews he gives where he freely shares his opinions of the series that made him famous. To all the internet Twilight haters out there: 90% of you may as well give up trying, because you're never going to eviscerate it more devastatingly than the film's star already has, publicly (several of his better quotes helpfully compiled by the Daily Beast here).

And he never even needed to go see the movie to understand what was going on. This guy had the thing sussed halfway through his first script read. He completely understood that he was reading the fantasy diary of a woman who's too dim to understand that she's putting her narcissistic personality disorder on display for all the world to see, and-- uhhhh... oh wait, sorry, for a second I forgot I wasn't talking about Sarah Palin's book. What was I saying?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

beanbots #18

In which a battle of wills is joined.

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