Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy 1931 - 2015

Leonard Nimoy passed away today. As probably everyone knows, he was the original Spock of Star Trek. He was a great actor, and he seemed like a great person. He'd recently been having health problems from what I remember reading. He was a very wise and talented person. He'll always be remembered, and he'll be greatly missed.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Monty Python's Official Site

Monty Python has a new official site at www.montypython.com. It's got a cool design featuring the art of Python Terry Gilliam. It's got various pages including a media page, shop page, and a fan club page. It's a great site!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Terry Gilliam's Official Web Site

Besides the blog from Terry Gilliam's daughter I mentioned in the previous blog post, Terry has an official site at http://terrygilliamweb.com/. There's not a lot on there right now. There are things like one thing about his film Zero Theorem. I'd like to see more of his cartoon work. I like his style. I like how his art, like Monty Python itself, can be funny and unpredictable. He does some great work!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Holly Gilliam's Blog Devoted To Her Father, Terry Gilliam

Apparently, Monty Python's Terry Gilliam has a daughter named Holly. And apparently, she started a blog to post about his art and things like that. I saw a cartoon Terry posted on his Facebook fan page, and I decided to look up his art. I found said blog, and there looks to be some interesting things on it. From what I gather, it's a blog to show his art, things from his acting, directing, etc. It looks cool. If you're a fan of Terry Gilliam, whether as a member of Monty Python, as a cartoonist, or as a director, you may want to check out that blog, which by the way is titled ""Discovering Dad" aka delving into Terry Gilliam's personal archive."

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Cupid

"Cupid"
I drew this last night, the night of Valentine's Day. I thought about redrawing it before posting it, because I realized I didn't draw Cupid's hands in a position to actually fire an arrow. But, I decided to go ahead and blog it. It would have been a fitting thing to blog yesterday if I'd drawn it sooner. All in all, I think it looks pretty good.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Monty Python Artwork

"Monty Python Artwork"
This is an unfinished Monty Python artwork of mine. It's sort of in a cartoon style. I thought this would be a fitting artwork to post. I got Monty Python Live (Mostly) - One Down, Five to Go on Bluray earlier this week. I watched it and it was great! It's a live show with clips from the TV show, Monty Python's Flying Circus, and the movies. It consists of all or mostly old sketches, like a greatest hits show. The show debuted last year, and is considered their final farewell performance. It was funny how John Cleese and Terry Gilliam had facial hair and didn't shave for the show, considering that they'd be playing women (Terry Gilliam at least played himself in drag). It's sad that it was their final performance, but I figure it's just the beginning for me. I just started really getting into Monty Python in 2013. I had seen a reunion special some years before, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail in English 12 class in high school.

I watched Monty Python's the Meaning of Life last night. I thought that, since I watched the live show earlier in the week, it would be good to watch The Meaning of Life as well sometime in the week. It's a pretty risqué movie. Some of Monty Python's comedy is like that. But I like it. I might watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail some time soon. Anyway, Monty Python is great!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Laura Vandervoort As Kara

"Laura Vandervoort as Kara"
Here's an old line drawing I did of Laura Vandervoort as Kara. She played Kara on Smallville. I drew this on paper and scanned it. Than I basically tinted it in a paint shop program I have. The paint shop program I have is JASC Paint Shop Pro. It's an old program but it still works really well for my art. I have unintentionally been going with a theme for my blog posts lately, the theme being women. But it's a good thing I have. I think it's cool.