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HEADS OR TAILS
Theme this week: "LIGHT or DARK".
Well again, it's about movies. Bud and I went to see Wolfman on the opening day this past Friday. And it was a DARK movie. Not only the theme-line and timeline, but the dark, damp, mysterious surrounding of England's Moors in the late 1800s. I've seen just about every movie in the past with this character. I do love to be 'scared' watching horror movies. Hey, it's fun. [that may explain my passion for Halloween?] ---it's like the old time stand up comedy sketches by Bill Cosby where when he's a kid and the boogie man comes...he's spreading jello all around him to keep the monster from getting to him...slipping on the jello? When we sat down in the theater seats, and it was dark, the first thing I tought of was Bill Cosby and his "Chicken Heart eating New York" comedy sketch. Anyway, it was a dark movie, in more ways than one. Benicio Del Toro is 'evil looking' without being the wolfman, in my opinion. I first saw him in the movie TRAFFIC I believe. This version of Wolfman, I enjoyed. FANtastic graphical morphing!! It was good. I would say "Don't pay the big theater prices".....but rent it if you're 'into' this genré!! We plan to go see the new DiCaprio movie that opens this Friday also...Shutter Island. More dark, sinister stuff. LOL And, just after my Ruby Tuesday section, there's a bit more 'dark'---------
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I thought I'd tie Ruby Tuesday in with the above and photograph the whole collection of Bill Cosby Albums we have. All ten of them. There is quite a bit of "reds" on the covers....
And if you've never listened to Cosby's comedy routines...Here is the "Jello" incident.
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Speaking of movies, as I mentioned a few posts ago that I wanted to try my hand at sketching the dark-skinned characters, I finished this last week....
I loved the movie, loved the art, loved the characters, loved the colors, loved the effects! What else can I say? My favorite was the girl...Neytiri played by Zoe Saldana. So graceful and beautiful she was. As well she should be, she studied ballet! [She played Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean too, by the way!] I had to see if I could draw her and Sully, together. I enjoyed the loyalty of the two that turned to love and conquering all. A good flick like this is hard to find these days!!
In several areas, she had to have minute detail. Tho sparse, some needed to be added. When I completed her and before I began on Sully's detailing, I wanted to add color this time. Just a light amount. If you look closely, you can see a shade of blue dusting on her skin, a bit of golden orange eyes and her head band...brown. And dreadlocks with brown beads and her feather neck band. Lots of work went into her. It was a challenge.
Sully did not turn out quite like I had pictured, but I guess you can tell just who he is. LOL Also, I added a bit of color to his skin and his war markings on his forehead. Golden eyes. A bit of brown on his leather and bead neck charm along with his arrow's quiver shoulder strap.
The title for my blog post? Part of the dialogue from the Colonel...."You are not in Kansas anymore. You are on Pandora, ladies and gentlemen." [Avatar, 2009 -written by James Cameron-]
POSTED: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010