Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Surf's Up is Amazing.

At this point I highly doubt that there is anyone reading my blog, but if there is anyone who does stop by please go see Surf's Up in the theater. You won't be disappointed.
Most of my friends went to see a sneak preview of Ratatouille last weekend and absolutely loved it. I missed that screening, so I cannot possibly compare the two, nor can I tell you which one to see if you are only going to see one or the other. My suggestion would be to go see both because that is certainly what I am going to do. What I can say, however, is that Surf's Up is definitely the best movie I have seen so far this year (followed closely by a film called "Once") and that it is a complete delight from beginning to end. Does anyone remember heart in animated films? I do, vaguely. I thought it bordered on extinction after "Lilo and Stitch", with the yearly Pixar film being the rare exception. But Sony's got it! They really do! Not to mention the beautiful animation, art direction, and stellar voice acting. Please don't miss this gem in the middle of all of the summer blockbusters that, I promise you, will not be half as entertaining.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Her Paradise

After my last post, I received a request for a painting with a Native American inspired theme. The subject of the painting grew up in the Southwest and has deep roots in that culture. This is what I came up with and I hope it does her justice. This is a birthday present, so hopefully I'm not spoiling the suprise here :)

Also, I thought this would also fit well with this week's Illustration Friday topic of "Your Paradise". I have many ideas of paradise, and one of my favorite places is Phoenix, AZ. My cousin lives there and I love to go visit her whenever I can. Yes it is hot, but I love the heat and the landscape is just incredible. So I guess this is a double paradise illustration - both for the girl in the painting (whose name is Ashley) and for me.

Happy Wednesday!