Thursday, February 04, 2016

Rachel Keller and Zahn McClarnon - Fargo

Here's a drawing I did of Rachel Keller and Zahn McClarnon as Simone Gerhardt and Hanzee Dent from Fargo.

Here's my finished Fargo piece.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Nick Offerman and Patrick Wilson - Fargo

Here's a drawing I did of Nick Offerman and Patrick Wilson as Karl Weathers and Lou Solverson from Fargo.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Brad and Todd Mann and Bokeem Woodbine - Fargo

Here's a drawing I did of Brad and Todd Mann as the Kitchen Brothers (Gale and Wayne Kitchen) and Bokeem Woodbine as Mike Milligan from Fargo.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Daisy Ridley

Here's a drawing I did of Daisy Ridley as Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2015 Howard M. Shum Awards

A list of mine that seemingly appears once every year. My drawing is of Kirsten Dunst from season 2 of Fargo. My best of 2015 list:

Film - “Son of Saul” Written by László Nemes and Clara Royer. Directed by László Nemes. A Hungarian Jew is forced to work in a crematorium taking out bodies and scrubbing floors during the Holocaust. He finds a body that he thinks is his son, whom he now determined to give a proper burial no matter what. This film is shot with mostly long takes and medium and close shots of the main character with long lenses which blur out the backgrounds. It’s an involving film of a poignant subject.

Director - George Miller “Mad Max: Fury Road” High intensity action with the accelerator pressed to the floor. No one did action better in 2015.

Actor - Märt Avandi “The Fencer” Some people just have brilliant looking faces just made for cinema. Avandi has such a face and the acting skills in this uplifting film about a school teacher with a secret past in Soviet controlled Estonia.

Supporting Actor - Michael Shannon, “99 Homes” Shannon is good at playing intense characters. This character could have been a cardboard bad guy, but Shannon is too good an actor to do that. It’s the system that is bad, and his character adjusts to that.

Actress - Brie Larson, “Room” This film could have been just sad and depressing, Larson has range so it’s more than that.

Supporting Actress - Günes Sensoy, “Mustang” Of the five sisters (set in an oppressive small town in Turkey), she stands out with her strong will and determination.

Screenplay - “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” by Jesse Andrews. This easily could have been a schmaltzy type of teen dying movie that we’ve all seen before, but interesting characters (who do clever send ups of classic movies) and non-formula writing raises this film.

Cinematographer - John Christian Rosenlund “The Wave” This smart disaster film set in Norway and directed by Roar Uthaug (an amazing filmmaker you should all keep your eyes on) is beautifully shot by Roselund.

Television Show Drama - “Game of Thrones“ The story continues to be enthralling and the production values are feature film quality.

Satire - “South Park” After 19 seasons, South Park still does the best social satire in any medium.

Television Show Comedy “Rick and Morty” This show is full of creativity and fun. Most TV shows fall into route and predictability. Rick and Morty continues to surprise.

Television Actor - Rami Malek “Mr. Robot” Note to Hollywood producers: as a computer science graduate, I can tell you that guys who are extremely good at computers are not super buff hot guys like Chris Hemsworth and Hugh Jackman. Malek and the producers get it right on this show. This is the most accurate hacking show/movie I have seen out of Hollywood.

Television Actress - Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo” Fargo is great at using actors in parts we haven’t seen them do before. These actors almost always knock it out of the park such as Dunst in the second season.

Knock Out - Holly Holm. It’s so easy to root for nice people over ones who are jerks, full of hubris, have bad sportsmanship and won’t touch gloves. It was amazing to see the dominance Holm had over a less skilled Ronda Rousey.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Ted Danson - Fargo

Here's a drawing I did of Ted Danson as Hank Larsson from Fargo season 2.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Jenna Thiam

Here's a drawing I did of actress Jenna Thiam. Watch her as Léna in The Returned (Les Revenants) on the Sundance Channel.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Caroline Kelley

Here's a drawing I did of model Caroline Kelley.

My friends Melanie and Kim and I went to the Broad, a new contemporary art museum in downtown Los Angeles. Watch our visit:

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Jennifer Kastner

Here's a drawing I did of CBS 2 Los Angeles reporter Jennifer Kastner.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Michael Shannon and Asterix

Here's a drawing I did of Michael Shannon. He's a tremendous actor. Check out his new movie 99 Homes.

Here’s a drawing I did of Asterix. Soyez forts Paris. Be strong, Paris.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Taylor - Laker Girl

Here's a drawing I did of Los Angeles Laker Girl Taylor.

Check out Part 3 of my interview with artist Brandon Ragnar Johnson.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Brittany Oldehoff

Here's a drawing I did of model Brittany Oldehoff.

Check out Part 2 of my interview with artist Brandon Ragnar Johnson.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Rosie Mac

Here's a drawing I did of model-actress Rosie Mac.

Check out Part 1 of an interview I did with artist Brandon Ragnar Johnson.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

black-ish

Here's a drawing I did of Marcus Scribner, Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Marsai Martin, Yara Shahidi, and Miles Brown from black-ish.