Tuesday, April 29, 2008

When Pigs Fly: Coachella 2008

I have just returned from the the 2008 Coachella Music Festival and I could not be happier. It was one of the single most amazing weekends of my life, and I am thankful that I was there to experience it. I was able to see some truly amazing acts including Prince, Fatboy Slim, Kraftwerk, Gogol Bordello, and dozens of others. But the show that is burned into my consciousness is Rogers Waters. Mr. Waters and his crew created an experience unlike anything I have ever witnessed, and it affected me immensely. If you have the opportunity to see the Dark Side of the Moon Live Tour, do so by whatever means necessary. You will not be disappointed.

The image above is a quick digital painting of the song "Sheep", in the middle of the show. A truly awe inspiring moment.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Lunch Angel

Sketched this little angel at lunch yesterday. The girl was in a magazine and I liked the charisma she seemed to exude. I added the halo and wings since you don't often see such spunk in heavenly creatures. And you should, don't you think?

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Crouching Tiger

Watched Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (buy it here) over the last couple of days, and I had forgotten how beautifully shot this film is. Though this film inspired America's lust for wire-fu, those that sought to duplicate the action failed to notice Ang Lee's subtle yet powerful direction. The camera work and shot selections are superb, and are a lesson in composition and form.

This was a quick and loose piece to get some practice with the ol' digital paint.

(click on the image for a larger version)