My friend Greg (no relation to Ally’s Greg) sent along this amazing video artist Miguel Endara drawing a portrait of his father. I love that more and more artists are shooting video of their work. It’s great to see the process. To me, this really enforces the idea that it’s the hands, not the tools, that make great art.

Source: Miguel Endara


If Kaneda’s bar is anything like the Full Throttle Saloon, well damn, I think we might actually see some bikes in this damn movie.


Here’s a recording of my digital illustration master class with American University’s Design Club. It’s about an hour and a half with most of the time spent on the illustration that I posted earlier. Hopefully, if you have the patience to sit through this, it will demonstrate just how slow and methodical digital painting can be. There’s no real mystery to it. Just takes practice.

So if you’ve got an hour and a half or have trouble sleeping or are just bored out of your mind, take a look and hear me curse every other sentence.


No one expects coins to the face!

The exploitation goodness continues with Part 2 of Danger 5: The Diamond Girls. I can definitely smell Germany.


It should be Gundam Wednesday, a day when we celebrate the awesomeness of Mobile Suits and Char clones. Instead, we return, once again, to our punching bag movie of 2012, Steve, the live action Akira failure.

The latest news comes to me by way of AZM Allies Kensei Dave, Laurie Lachapelle, and Bijan Houshmandzadeh. Casting website Acting Auditions has posted a brief synopsis of the movie so that potential hopefuls know what they’re auditioning for. Let’s take a little peak, shall we:

Kaneda (Garret Hedlund) is a bar owner in Neo-Manhattan who is stunned when his brother–

Oh shit, you know something’s up when Davros is laughing at your ass.

Alright, alright. Really now, how can we explode in fan rage if we don’t read the whole thing? Let’s get this over with:

Kaneda (Garret Hedlund) is a bar owner in Neo-Manhattan who is stunned when his brother, Tetsuo, is abducted by government agents led by The Colonel (Ken Watanabe). Desperate to get his brother back, Kaneda agrees to join with Ky Reed (Kristen Stewart) and her underground movement who are intent on revealing to the world what truly happened to New York City thirty years ago when it was destroyed. Kaneda believes their theories to be ludicrous but after finding his brother again, is shocked when he displays telekinetic powers. Ky believes Tetsuo is headed to release a young boy, Akira, who has taken control of Tetsuo’s mind. Kaneda clashes with The Colonel’s troops on his way to stop Tetsuo from releasing Akira but arrives too late. Akira soon emerges from his prison courtesy of Tetsuo as Kaneda races in to save his brother bfore Akira once again destroys Manhattan island, as he did thirty years ago.

You’re right, Light. Honestly, the best response to this, whatever this is, is to just laugh your ass off.

A bar owner? Akira mind control? K Y Reed? This is veering awfully close to “so bad it’s good” territory. The thought of Garret Hedlund screaming “TETSUO” at the top of his lungs make me laugh. Seriously, this could be the action comedy of the century.

Source: Acting Auditions