Yesterday I watched on TV, once more, The Quiet Man, my favorite movie ever. It is a very simple story about a man who wants to start a new life, in a very special place. Every time I see it I enjoy it like the first time. Everything fits in its place: Innisfree, a little village in Ireland, which here is Paradise; all those wonderful characters beautifully portrayed by John Ford, and so well played.
So, it was only a question of time I decided to draw John Wayne, although I picked as a model one picture that belongs to another different movie, The Searchers. I think Wayne’s face here has a very strong power, with his hair falling over his eyes, and a growing beard that gives him a very western style.
This portrait is also a promise I made, so here it is, Ray, it’s up to you, comrade!
As Star Trek into Darkness is going to be released very soon, here is my tribute to one of the characters of the famous TV show and the movie series, Mr Spock. Of course, I couldn’t help making him to salute the Vulcan style.
(Sergio, this is for you).
Next month we’ll have the new version of Superman, by Zack Snyder, the director of 300 and Watchmen, so as a big fan of the character I am, I’m eager to see the new movie and a good way of making that wait easier is to add a new draw to my series of portraits. I can only imagine a portrait of Kal-El as the King would do. This is a tribute to Mr. Kirby’s great style, and how he imagined the greatest superhero ever.
Lately, I’ve been updating my gallery of portraits and I thought of adding up some dialogue balloons above some of these heads. If the cartoon doesn’t work for you, may be the words do, don’t mention they are very recognizable movie quotes.
(Check here the complete gallery of Portraits).
This gallery contains 27 photos.
How I see the people I know and how they come out of the pencil when I sit in front of them, what most of the time is a shocking representation for most of the people. We tend to see … Continue reading
Two new characters are introduced on this new brand page to contribute to add a little more mystery to the plot. Who are they and where are they going? I’m pretty sure they’re going to clear up a lot of things…
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And needless to say, but just in case, here comes the disclaimer:
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
And these are the pencils:
To be continued…
The Graphic Path brings us today Little Annie, the first of a series of new cartoons for the coming season. Finally, to get our act together, every time we start with a different cartoon or comic art, our site header will also change according to the latest post. I hope you enjoy a better experience this way.
I like the story behind this man: an hyperactive kid who starts swimming to become a boy who is able to sit quietly and focus on schoolwork. And here he comes…. Great job!
Trying to get a little bit of time to finish another comic book page, I find myself in the middle of Summer. Time to do some quick sketch of one of my favorite actors, Donald Sutherland. If I had to choose one thing that makes him special, I should say his eyes. That’s the way he looks at me…
After several weeks without saying hello we are back to try to keep up with the cartoons, doodles and whatever else we feel is suitable for the website. And I think a good way of saying “here we are again” is by bringing back “Cosmo, the Space dog”.
One of the best bits of advice to kids, and to everyone: “enjoy reading”. This is the second cartoon in the Little Annie series, and once again I took an old drawing out of the drawer and gave some color to it.
Back to Jack Kirby’s style, I wanted to try something on baseball. This is it!