Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Drawing Club x2

I'm two weeks behind with posting from the Drawing Club. So I'm posting two in one post, from Sept. 4th and Sept. 11th. The Sept. 4th theme was the 80's Aerobic Instructor. The music was classic 80's music and they had Jane Fonda's workout video going on in the background. Here are what that produced:

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The Sept. 11th theme was the gangster fall guy. I'm not sure what music was playing and can't remember what the movie was exactly. But the model was an old guy that appeared to be the guy the mobsters had on call to do the dirty work. He was physically different then any of the other guys we've drawn. But his choices of poses weren't that great. I really didn't have that many drawings from that night. But here are what I do have:

Thursday, September 04, 2008

The Drawing Club - Aug. 28th

I know I'm late in posting these, but with the holiday weekend I just didn't get around to it. So now I am. This week's theme was a Japanese Gangster. It was the same guy from the Kung Fu Master. He did a little better, but not sure I'll go the next time he's the model, just don't feel his poses are worth the $20. But I tried to do the best I could with them. Anyways, here're the results!

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Until laterz!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Another Animation Great Passes Away...

The animation world lost another great member yesterday. Bill Melendez started his career at Disney, working on Pinnochio, Fantasia and Dumbo, went on to create the animated versions of the beloved "Peanuts" characters. I remember growing up with the classic Charlie Brown shorts like most people from the last part of the 20th Century. Since I was a huge fan of both animation and Snoopy and gang, I loved any "making of" segments about the Melendez creations. I still have recorded TV specials that have Bill Melendez showing the animation process. Wonderful childhood memories! I am saddened more by not getting a chance to meet another animation master. Now that I'm in LA, I hope this is one of the last greats that pass on before I am able to shake their hands and maybe have some of that greatness passed on to me!

My prayers and thoughts go out to Mr. Melendez's family.