Sunday, September 29, 2013

2013 Overseas Trip Characters: Irish Cat-man

After 15 years working at Weta and because of various other stressful leftovers from 2012, I was feeling a bit wiped out and decided I might need a bit of a holiday.  So in August, after meeting up with my sister and niece in Dubai, we all went touristy around parts of England and Ireland. For the entire month long trip, I intentionally didn't pick up a pencil (which for me is basically the brain equivalent of cntl-alt-delete). However, my camera was never out of reach which resulted in an 8 gig and a 16 gig memory card being filled with all sorts of random snapshots from the trip. Some of the people we encountered were so extreme, I really wanted to get a photo of them so I'd have enough reference to do a caricatured portrait when I got home.  This was one such case.

This man and cat were sitting outside an Irish pub we popped into for a quick road break.  He was trying his hardest to look like he didn't care about the feline but the cat wouldn't have any of it and pestered the man until it got some attention.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The procrastinating son returns.

Yeah. I know.
Despite all the promises and threats from many years past, you may have noticed I haven't put anything on this blog for a long, LONG time.  But trust me. I have a really good reason. (And it has absolutely nothing to do with being a lazy ass who never completes anything he starts. Neither is it due to being a totally insecure delusional paranoid who dreads showing his artwork to anyone besides the bits and bytes that make up his personal drawings folder on his computer.)

But as the old saying goes, "That's all Cryptosporidiosis Ridden water under the bridge".  Time has come to turn over a new leaf and actually post something new.  Hence this pic of young John Hurt.  Why John Hurt? Well...that's for you to ask and for me to respond with "dunno".