Friday, September 26, 2008

Television and Life








Back again! I decided to do some long overdue caricatures of two of my favourite shows which just started up again for their 5th seasons over the last two weeks. The Office's Dwight Schrute played by Rainn Wilson, and the amazing Dr. Gregory House played by Hugh Laurie. The House sketch still needs some work, and I'm going to keep attempting it - it's his smugness that I find hardest to capture. The third drawing is something I did while at a mall in Montreal over the weekend (went to visit some family) and I forgot my sketchbook in the car, so we were drinking coffee and I took that sleeve thing and just did a few quick sketches on there. Any crits (especially for the caricatures) are very welcome.

Just some stuff around the net I found interesting: James Robertson did a fantastic post about how he thinks about story as he dissected a short from a great film called "Paris, Je T'aime" - his passion for filmmaking and understanding of story and film structure really comes through. Go support him and comment so that he keeps doing them. Special congrats to my friends Vlad Kooperman and James Higuchi for placing first and second, respectively in the Most Promising category in the Teletoon Animation Scholarship which took place in Ottawa this past weekend. Last, but not least, is a little golden book that is now available on Amazon of Pixar's short PRESTO! and is illustrated by none other than the amazing Teddy Newton. That's all for now!
R.

13 comments:

martin wittig said...

I love looking at your blog! You have such great info, and artwork! Too much goodness for me to take in. Thanks!:)

annie said...

I wandered over from Lissa's blog.

I got Dwight right away, but didn't get House until you mentioned it. I think it's mostly a hair problem, too shaggy on his head and to dense on his face.

Love your sketches, though. :D Any likeness, much less a caricatured one, is still hard for me.

ps: I saw you liked Randy Pauch's Last Lecture... you should read his book! It's a physical reminder of the lecture, plus it's got a lot of other neat stories and life slices to it.

Amanda said...

Thanks for the comment!

Finding people online that actually live quite close is really cool.. such a small world after all, to borrow a tired cliche. :)

Mel Maduro said...

HAHAHA, oh ma gawd, you made dwight look so creepy ....i love it

Matthew Kalinauskas said...

Cool Stuff Dude! I know you showed it to me already but I figured I'd comment on the blog too.

Matthew Kalinauskas said...

hey dude,

Yeah, I'm taking part in this animal book Alan Cook's putting together with Robin Hall, Alex, Andre, and a couple other people, I can't remember them all.

Alina Chau said...

Beautiful!!

Matthew Kalinauskas said...

thanks. I don't get the "Feel Good part of it". But I does leave a lot of room open for an awesome recovery.

andre medina said...

awesome sketches keep um coming!

Evan Bonifacio said...

Noiiiiice Geezer! noiiiice!~

Amanda said...

Update already, gawd.


8D

Parka said...

Everyone loves Dwight. Nice sketch there. I just finished watching another episode of Office.

Nice blog. Update more!

Cheers,
Parka

DeathPlug said...

great blog nice sketches!