Monday, January 31, 2005

Incredible Annie Awards

Congratulations to Brad Bird for his take at the Annie's! The Annie Awards were last night and The Incredibles won a ton of stuff. Deservedly so. It was such a wonderfully inspiring film I thought. Let's hope they win the Oscar as well. Shouldn't be a problem going up against Shrek2 and Sharktale. I didnt really care for either of those films too much. We got to work on the games for Shrek2 and Sharktale at the company I work for. I didnt get to work on Shrek2 but I was the lead animator for Sharktale (PC games btw).

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

I dont watch all that much television, but there are a couple of programs that I really like to watch. One of them is DOG the Bounty Hunter. I always love watching what kinda person he is after next. I also love watching the interaction between him and his wife. They seem so perfect for each other. I think it would be a hoot to go out and bounty hunt like that. I'd love to do it in Hawaii just as well. Hawaii is my kind of place...Seems so laid back. If only there were tons of game companies out there, which there is not. :( I still need to go and visit at least.

Cant leave without sharing an art link for the day. One of the guys that frequent's The Drawing Board, and a wonderful artist. Dean Yeagle

Monday, January 24, 2005

Animation Show!

thanks to the Ward O Matic for this one.

It will be here Feb. 25th at the Varsity in Seattle, with Mike and Don in attendance. I'd really like to go to this. I missed last year, but I'd seen quite a few of the shorts that were included in the 1st. This one looks pretty good, and I really respect Mike and Don for what they are doing in the Animation field.

Poster by Tim Biskup is mighty fine as well.
Movies I watched this weekend:

Napoleon Dynamite:
Friggin DUMB! Had to be one of the worst movies I think I've ever sat through in my life. I wanted to give it a chance and I did watch it all the way to the end, but I was waiting for something funny to happen. It didn't. I had read quite a few reviews saying "Oh laugh out loud funny, blah blah blah..." What the hell were they watching. I thought it sucked! HORRIBLE

Shaolin Soccer: My son wanted to see this one, I finally got it through Blockbuster online. Anyways, I thought this was pretty fun. I think I got more enjoyment out of watching my son watch it. He was totally glued. He loves soccer and you add Kung Fu to the mix OH MAN! It was sooo funny, my daughter through the movie as well was going Hiiiiii yah and then kicking a soccer ball that they had brought into the living room as they were watching. Then my son tells me at the end "Dad, I'm gonna learn some kung fu so I can play soccer like that." I laughed.

Couple new art links for the day :

A co-worker turned me onto this girl, her name is Lori Earley. She's in the new issue of Juxtapose. Check it out. Really awesome look, kinda creepy, but dang...

I've been enjoying this guys posts. The little crockpot of News and Thoughts. Some really fun drawings as well

Also went to a friends surprise birthday party on Saturday at a club down on Queen Anne called the Mirabeau room. My wife and I had a great time celebrating with everyone there. It was pretty cool, they had 2 blackjack tables and a roulette table. I spent most of my time playing it up at the blackjack table. We were playing with fake money. We started out with like $30,000. I think the most I made was like almost $400,000 or so, maybe a little less than that. All I remember I had a blue chip which was worth $250k, plus a whole stack of other colors. It was damn fun though. If only you could play with that kinda money for real. That would be awesome to win that kinda money. Sure would take care of all the debts I'm into. :) Anyways I did a little sketch of the birthday boy, because his wife had asked for some caricatures. There were quite a few of them there. I didn't have a chance to really see them all, but I did see some of them. Some really fun ones. Anyways here's what mine turned out like.

Pic of Andrew

Friday, January 14, 2005

Basketball Referees

Last night had to be one of the most rediculous nights of basketball refereeing I think Ive seen in a while. We were maybe 5 minutes into our game and one of the guys on our team kept getting hacked every time he drove to the lane. So he says to the ref "You gonna blow the whistle or what? Come on gimme something here" Totally not being rude, just asking for a call or something. Anyways this total moron for a ref instantly calls a technical foul. "WTF!" You have got to be kidding. Anyways you can imagine what we were all saying and what not. All mouthing off is easy to assume. So the jerk then calls another technical ending our game for the night. 2 T's and the game is over. LDS basketball at it's finest. Worst ref'ing night Ive seen in a long while.

Art link of the day:

This guy here has some amazing art on his site. Im a big fan of Jake's style. Something for people who may not of seen his stuff.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Man my two teams that I actually follow in the NFL lost yesterday or Saturday for that matter. Seattle Seahawks lose by a touchdown due to a dropped pass. Those guys get paid the big $$ to not drop passes. The Denver Broncos were up against this year's MVP's team Indy, so that loss doesnt count. Manning will be placed amongst the best once he's done. I would of liked to see the way Elway would play against Manning. That would be a sweet matchup.

Talking basketball now, the Supersonics looked awesome last night against Miami. Fortson really held his ground pretty well against The Deisel (Shaq). Man, do the officials really give Shaq that much room to work. I'd be calling fouls on him left and right. That dude gets away with a lot due to his size. It was good to see Seattle come back from 15 or more. It was a sweet game. They really look good this year.