Saturday, March 12, 2011

From Dirty Harry to Cabin Fever

Having missed a week, I decided to just combine two into one post. The first is of Clint Eastwood in two of his most badass roles to date (and yes, I am considering of just doing some of him in his famous spaghetti westerns which are equally as awesome). The standing pose is from Gran Torino while the background is Dirty Harry with his famous slogan. This man is not just a great actor, but an awe-inspiring director and can make you grip the edge of your seat with dramatic grace.

The second guy is also a great director, Eli Roth. This horror movie icon changed how people thought about horror and made it gruesome again as well as psychological. I love any horror director who sprays his crew with ketchup just to make it look like a bloody scene.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

Fred Rogers had the longest running show on public television and what was amazing is that he never talked down to children, but rather talked WITH them. In 1969 he went before a Senate subcommittee to get funding for PBS and scored $20 million by just reading one of his songs to the chairman of the board. He was pretty badass.

Friday, February 18, 2011

"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti."

Anthony Hopkins may be forever known as the infamous Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter, but every role I see him in he seems to exhibit that fine line between insanity and genius. From Dr. Abraham Van Helsing to Sir John Talbot this madman can keep you on the edge of your seat just by saying a few lines followed by a chilling stare.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


This newest portrait is for the King of Undead Rock N' Roll: Rob Zombie. I love the music from this fellow because he makes obscure references to strange, yet important horror films. He even directs his own disturbing films with a very confident vision. I enjoy his ability to combine many art forms while not being afraid to try something new.

Friday, February 4, 2011


This portrait is for the Angry Video Game Nerd or as mortals know him, James Rolfe. Not only do I love his internet comedy video game review show, but his movie reviews make me excited about films that were made decades before I was born! As you can see, each of these portraits will have a different vibe as I illustrate different cultural icons whether they be classical or modern. Hopefully, I can keep up this pace on drawing these inspiring characters.

Friday, January 28, 2011


I decided to do a series of people who inspire me, whether it be their work or their ideas or even their personality. This blog has become the space for my project and I decided to do the portraits weekly. They will all be mixed media in nature and may involve simple to complex designs.

My first portrait is of someone who has recently caught my attention even though he is a legend in his own right. Vincent Price did countless movies involving characters with tight sarcasm and a creepy tone in their voice. I need to watch the famous Roger Corman "Poe" movies to really get more of a grasp on this man, but from what I've seen he definitely makes me think of theater in an entirely different way.