Halfway through the 1999 film The 13th Warrior, the Northmen’s much-feared serpent of fire is seen in the distance, working its way around the mountain towards them. One of the Northmen bangs a gong to warn the villagers, and as the villagers seek shelter the stranger among them, an Arab named Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan, starts to believe that maybe the mythological dragon could be real after all. Ibn Fahdlan races towards a small girl trapped near the head of the dragon, and as he reaches her he sees that it is not a dragon, but hundreds of cavalry with torches.… Read the rest
As a parent, one of the things we encourage our children to do is to take in entertainment from various time periods, including books, music, and movies. One of the older films we watched recently was the 1986 film Crocodile Dundee, a comedy featuring an Australian man from the Outback and the female news reporter from New York City who shares adventures with him. Viewing the film after 30 years, it also features a laundry list of stereotypes from the mid-1980’s, including the stereotypes of the Hispanic maid, the affluent New Yorkers and their high style of living, and African-Americans as either chauffeurs or gang members.… Read the rest
Since it popped up on Netflix, and I hadn’t seen the film since it was in the theater, I thought we should talk about The Blair Witch Project.
When I saw it in the theater, way back in 1999, there were only two of us in the theater. Now, with a movie that’s actually scary, that would have meant turning around quite a few times to make sure the world is okay. But I didn’t get that vibe from The Blair Witch Project.
To be fair, though, I thought that revisiting it might be a good idea.… Read the rest
The Creature From The Black Lagoon;
Ink on 140 lb. Cold Press, 4 1/2″ x 6″; Based on the classic horror film character of the same name;… Read the rest
Ink on 140 lb. Cold Press, 5″ x 7″; based on the creature from the film The Fly; part of the Alphabeasts project.… Read the rest
The Mouth of Sauron;
Ink, color ink wash on 140 lb. Cold Press, 9″ x 12″; based on the character from the film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King;… Read the rest
Peter Cushing from the first Star Wars, as Grand Moff Tarkin, who’s in control of the Death Star. Ink and ink wash on 140 lb. Cold Press, about 9″ x 12″.
The Spaniard, based on the character Maximus from the film Gladiator; ink, 5″ x 7″ on 140 lb. Cold Press.… Read the rest
This is the character Tomas from the film El Orfanato (The Orphanage). It is a digital color version of my original ink, 5″ x 7″ on 140 lb. Cold Press.… Read the rest
Mörder, based on Peter Lorre’s character from the film M; ink, 9″ x 12″ on 140 lb. Cold Press.… Read the rest
The Gorgon, digitally colored version of the gorgon/Medusa from Clash of the Titans (1981), original ink 5″ x 7″, 140 Lb. Cold Press.… Read the rest
The Gorgon, based on the character from the film Clash of the Titans (1981); ink, 5″ x 7″ on 140 lb. Cold Press.… Read the rest
This is a digital color version of my ink work of the Pale Man creature in the film El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth). The ink is 8 1/2″ x 12″, 140 lb. Cold Press, scanned in and colored in Photoshop.… Read the rest
The Pale Man Awoken, based on the creature from the film El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth); ink, 9″ x 12″ on 140 lb. Cold Press.… Read the rest
Aknot, based on the character from the film The Fifth Element, ink, 5″ x 7″ on 140 lb. Cold Press.… Read the rest